Master of Arts in Human Resources Management

The goal of the human resources management degree is to prepare human resource professionals to address the complexities and challenges of managing today's workforce. The program content is designed to provide comprehensive coverage of the major human resource functions, addressing strategic decisions and operational execution of HR service delivery. The courses involve both practical and theoretical considerations in the development of HR professionals in settings such as business, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations and institutions, both nationally and globally.

The MA in human resources management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to explain the important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in human resources management.
  • Students will be able to effectively apply important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in human resources management when analyzing situations.
  • Students will be able to effectively integrate important facts, concepts, principles and theories used in human resources management when developing solutions or analyzing situations.

Program Curriculum

The 36 credit hours required for the master of arts (MA) in human resources management must include the following courses:

  • HRMG 5000 Managing Human Resources (Requisite Course) (3 hours)
  • MNGT 5590 Organizational Behavior (3 hours)
  • BUSN 5200 Basic Finance for Managers (3 hours)
  • HRDV 5610 Training and Development (3 hours)
  • HRMG 5700 Employment Law (3 hours)
  • HRMG 5800 Staffing (3 hours)
  • HRMG 5920 Compensation (3 hours)
  • HRMG 5930 Labor-Management Relations (3 hours)
  • HRMG 6000 Integrated Studies in Human Resources Management (3 hours)

In addition, the student chooses elective courses offered in this major and/or from the program curricula of other George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology majors.

If the requisite course is waived, the student must choose an elective course from this major or from the program curriculum of another George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology major. Students pursuing dual majors who have the requisite course(s) waived will complete only the remaining required courses for the dual majors.

Dual Degree Option: MBA/MA in Human Resources Management

48 Credit Hours

The MBA/MA human resources management dual degree option requires the completion of 48 credit hours consisting of the nine required courses (27 credit hours) in the master of business administration (MBA) and the additional required courses (21 credit hours) in the master of arts in human resources management, as listed in the respective sections of the catalog.

Upon completion of the 48 credit hours, two separate diplomas are issued at the same time. The two degrees cannot be awarded separately or sequentially under this arrangement.

  • BUSN 5760 Applied Business Statistics (3 hours)
  • BUSN 6070 Management Accounting (3 hours)
  • BUSN 6110 Operations and Project Management (3 hours)
  • BUSN 6120 Managerial Economics (3 hours)
  • BUSN 6200 Strategy and Competition (3 hours)
  • FINC 5000 Finance (3 hours)
  • FINC 5880 Advanced Corporate Finance (3 hours)
  • MNGT 5590 Organizational Behavior (3 hours)
  • MRKT 5000 Marketing (3 hours)
  • HRMG 5000 Managing Human Resources (Required Course) (3 hours)
  • HRDV 5610 Training and Development (3 hours)
  • HRMG 5700 Employment Law (3 hours)
  • HRMG 5800 Staffing (3 hours)
  • HRMG 5920 Compensation (3 hours)
  • HRMG 5930 Labor-Management Relations (3 hours)
  • HRMG 6000 Integrated Studies in Human Resources Management (3 hours)

Course Requirements

Graduate Entry Requirements

  • Signed Application Form
  • Proof of English Proficiency:
    • TOEFL: PBT 550 | iBT 80
    • IELTS: 6.5 | Password: 6.5
    • Pearson: 53
  • Undergraduate Transcripts
  • Essay: 300-500 word essay on a topic of your choice
  • OR Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Certificate of Finance showing $Tuition plus $16,000
  • Copy of Passport ID Page
  • Official University/College Transcripts (for Transfer Students)
  • Some programs have additional entry requirements. Please contact your advisor for more information.

Admission

Applicants to the human resources management (MA) must have completed a business or business-related undergraduate degree meeting the following criteria:

  • University/college is regionally accredited
  • The business school must have a business-related accreditation (e.g. AACSB, ACBSP, IACBE, etc.)

Applicants who do not meet these qualifications must do one of the following:

  • Successfully complete BUSN 5000.
    • Note: BUSN 5000 will count as an elective in the program. This option is only available for students who are required to take BUSN 5000.

Complete all of the following undergraduate courses (or their equivalents) with a grade of C- or better (17 credit hours total, not including individual course prerequisites:

  • MNGT 2100 Management Theory and Practices
  • ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting
  • BUSN 2750 Introduction to Statistics
  • ECON 2000 Survey of Economics
  • MNGT 3500 Marketing
  • BUSN 3500 Business and Global Issues
  • BUSN 4500 Ethical Issues in Business

Advancement to Candidacy

Students are admitted to their graduate program upon completion of all admission requirements. Students are advanced to candidacy status after successfully completing 12 credit hours of graduate credit, with grades of B- or better. In the MBA program and other specialized programs, courses required as prerequisites to the program do not count toward the 12 credit hours required for advancement.

Program taught in:
  • English

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