Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM) Degree Program

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Master of Human Resources Management Program Objectives:

The MHRM degree program examines human resources management, organizational behavior, ethics and management, and equal employment opportunity management. The MHRM program objective is to prepare the graduate for mid-level and senior-level HRM Generalist and Specialist positions in such settings as manufacturing, service, finance and retailing. The student completes core courses and then chooses from one of
the Professional Focuses: Employee Relations, Human Resources Administration or Strategic Human Resources Planning. Laboratory coursework is completed through the design and execution of a relevant HR project implemented in the workplace.

MHRM Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. An ability to analyze, design, and implement management procedures connected with planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling in organizations.
  2. An ability to apply behavioral principles connected with self-awareness, perception, communication, motivation, productivity, group processes, organizational change, personal stress and leadership.
  3. An ability to design and develop procedures for recruiting, selection, training, development, evaluating performance, compensation, and union relations.
  4. An in-depth understanding and appreciation of the interrelationship between government, business, and society including issues of values, ethics and belief systems.
  5. An in-depth understanding and appreciation of current statutory and case law and administrative agency relations related to BEG, Affirmative Action, labor relations, occupational safety and health, compensation, Americans with Disabilities Act and other fair employment practices.
  6. An ability to apply behavioral diagnostic techniques and intervention strategies in organizational and system-wide change.
  7. An in-depth understanding and appreciation of interpersonal and organizational communications and their connection with the dynamics of human behavior.
  8. An in-depth understanding and appreciation of labor relations including the organizing process, collective bargaining, labor contract administration, union structure, and the influence of labor market factors.
  9. An in-depth understanding and appreciation of the moral and legal rights and responsibilities of employees including corporate disclosure, employee privacy, disciplinary due process, alternative dispute resolution, and other current and emerging issues.
  10. An ability to analyze, design and implement procedures and systems connected with Human Resource Management with a focus on Human Resource Administration, Strategic Human Resource Planning, or Employee Relations.
  11. An ability to communicate effectively.

By pursuing a Master of Human Resources Management Degree, the skills you have acquired in a specific field are recognized as pre-requisites for this advanced professional degree. Your prior knowledge and experience is enhanced by graduate studies which focus on your chosen profession.

The Master of Human Resources Management degree program requires the completion of a minimum of 36 units which consist of a mixture of guided instruction and guided instruction/lab formats. Laboratory coursework is completed through practical business experience. Students complete a Professional Core and then select a Professional Focus as a course of study.

Each course is completed in 15 weeks, requiring contact with faculty, or a mutually approved and arranged equivalent. Students must own or have access to a computer. Each course requires the completion of both developmental and evaluative assignments. Completion of the developmental assignment must demonstrate commitment to the acquisition of knowledge and skills within the course area, to the satisfaction of the faculty. Completion of the evaluative assignment must demonstrate mastery of all course material to the satisfaction of faculty, whose evaluation is expressed in the assignment of a final course grade. Specified in the outline for each course: Developmental and evaluative assignments, faculty contact, guided instruction, and laboratory and developmental components.

Students will take all the HRM core courses and choose one of the professional areas in which to specialize. No more than 9 units can be taken at the 400 level.

Upon completion of the HRM core and professional courses, students will then take the project/theses courses. 

MASTER OF HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

A prospective student shall have obtained a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a 3.0 cumulative GPA for consideration of admission to this program.

The Master of Human Resources Management requires the completion of a minimum of 36 units which consist of a mixture of guided instruction and guided instruction/lab formats. Laboratory coursework is completed through practical business experience. Students complete a Professional Core and then select a Professional Focus as a course of study.

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Labwork is assigned on an individual basis and is determined by faculty assessment.

The Master of Human Resources Management requires successful completion of a total of 36 units with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 beyond those applied to the fulfillment of undergraduate degree requirements. This program consists of three parts:

Human Resources Management

Professional Core 15 units
Professional Focus 15 units
Professional Project/Theses 6 units
Total 36 units

Students will take all the HRM core courses and choose one of the professional areas in which to specialize. Upon completion of the HRM core and professional courses, students will then take the project/theses courses.