Human Resources Management, MS

The human resources management program in the College of Professional Studies is designed to prepare students to make the connection between an organization’s strategy and its people and other key stakeholders. The program focuses on vital human resource competencies and analytical skills—with an emphasis on experiential learning—required for students to serve as strategic business partners in their organizations. Students also have the opportunity to tailor their studies to support their specific career objectives.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Required Courses

Based on your experience, complete one of the options below:
Two or more years of human resources experience:6
Workforce Analytics
Strategic Workforce Planning
Fewer than two years of experience:9
Introduction to Human Resources Management
Workforce Analytics
Strategic Workforce Planning
Complete four of the following:12
Creating a High-Performance Organization: Strategic Organizational and HRM Choices
Compensation and Benefits
Talent Acquisition and Onboarding
The Employment Contract
Managing the Employee Life Cycle
Employee Engagement
Organizational Design
Global Human Resources Management
Organizational Culture, Climate, and Communication

Concentrations

Complete one of the following concentrations:

Capstone 

HRM 6940Projects for Professionals4

Electives

Complete a minimum of 5 quarter hours to reach 45 quarter hours:
CMN 6110Group Dynamics and Interpersonal Conflict: Meeting Management3
CMN 6060Negotiation, Mediation, and Facilitation3
CMN 6025Digital Era Skills: Platforms, Tools, and Techniques3
ALY 6010Probability Theory and Introductory Statistics3
ALY 6070Communication and Visualization for Data Analytics3
TCC 6620Collecting User Data2
TCC 6610Prototyping2
COP 6940Personal and Career Development3-4

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

45 total quarter hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required


Artificial Intelligence for Human Resources

Required Courses
EAI 6070Human Resources Information Processing3
EAI 6080Advanced Analytical Utilization3
EAI 6120AI Communication and Visualization3
Electives
Complete two of the following:6
Probability Theory and Introductory Statistics
Data Mining Applications
Decision Support and Business Intelligence
Data-Driven Decision Making
Data Management and Big Data

Digital Human Resources

Required Courses
HRM 6035
ITC 6340Mobile and Wireless Networks and Applications3
CMN 6045Leveraging Digital Technologies: Strategy, Assessment, and Governance3
Electives
Complete two of the following:6
Implementation and Management of Social Media Channels and Online Communities
Probability Theory and Introductory Statistics
Decision Support and Business Intelligence
Data-Driven Decision Making
Data Management and Big Data

Global Talent Management

Required Courses
HRM 6072Global and Comparative Employment/Employee Relations3
HRM 6074Global Talent Acquisition and Mobility3
HRM 6076International Compensation3
Electives
Complete two of the following:6
Global Leadership
Strategies for Cross-Cultural Facilitation and Negotiation
Foundations of Developing Cultural Awareness
Global Literacy, Culture, and Community

Leadership 

Required Courses
LDR 6100Developing Your Leadership Capability3
LDR 6120Developing Organizational Leadership3
Electives
Complete three of the following:9
Ethical Leadership
Strategy Development and Implementation
Global Leadership
Innovation and Organizational Transformation
Leadership Communication

Organizational Communication 

Required Courses
CMN 6020Ethical Issues in Organizational Communication3
CMN 6080Intercultural Communication 3
CMN 6100Communication Networks and Managing Information3
Electives
Complete two of the following:6
Digital Era Skills: Platforms, Tools, and Techniques
Negotiation, Mediation, and Facilitation
Crisis Communication
Group Dynamics and Interpersonal Conflict: Meeting Management
Organizational Communication Assessment

Project Management

Required Courses
PJM 5900Foundations of Project Management 14
PJM 6000Project Management Practices3
PJM 6215Leading Remote Project Teams3
Electives
Complete three of the following: Students who take Foundations of Project Management (PJM 5900) are required to take two courses in this section.9
Project Scope Management
Project Resource Management
Project Stakeholder Management
Communication Skills for Project Managers