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  School of Management and Labor Relations 2004-2006 Master's Program in Human Resource Management (M.H.R.M.) Program Structure and Degree Requirements  

Program Structure and Degree Requirements

The M.H.R.M. degree is designed so that students may learn how organizations:

1. design HRM systems to build a competent, committed work-force, and a flexible, integrated, cost-effective organization;

2. assess the effects of HRM policies and systems on organizational performance;

3. apply financial analysis, research methods, and software to the HRM decision process;

4. combine work design, measurement, staffing, development, rewards, and governance systems into an integrated HRM system strategically linked to the business plan.

To accomplish these goals, students must complete:

12 credits of required courses in HR strategy,
9 credits of required courses in HR decision tools,
12 credits of required courses in HR applications,
9 credits of required courses in HR contexts, and
6 credits of elective course work.

Altogether, students acquire a total of 48 credits to earn the degree.

Required HR Strategy Courses (12 Credits)

38:533:580HR Strategy I: Introduction (3)
38:533:590HR Strategy II: Business Functional Areas (3)
38:533:680HR Strategy III: Measurement Issues (3)
38:533:690HR Strategy IV: Designing and Implementing Human Capital Strategies in an Era of Change (3)

Required HR Decision Tools Courses (9 Credits)

38:533:540HR Decision Making: Financial Decisions (3)
38:533:541HR Decision Making: Accessing Data for Decisions (3)
38:533:542HR Decision Making: Data-Based Decisions (3)

Required HR Applications Courses (12 Credits)

38:533:533Managing Workforce Flow (3)
38:533:634 Developing Human Capital (3)
38:533:635Managing Rewards Systems (3)
38:533:636 Designing Work and Governance Systems (3)

Required HR Contexts Courses (9 Credits)

38:533:565Economics and Demographics of Labor Markets (3)
38:533:566Employment Law (3)
38:533:665Managing the Global Workforce (3)

Recommended Elective Courses (6 Credits)

38:533:610Selected Problems: Development and Management of Teams (3)
38:533:610Selected Problems: Distance Learning (3)
38:533:610Selected Problems: Internal Consulting Skills (3)
38:533:685Creating and Managing Organizational Change (3)
38:533:___ M.L.E.R. courses (3)
38:578:560Collective Bargaining (3)
22:620:___ M.B.A. courses (3)

Students with prior course work may waive as many as 18 credits for selected required courses if they have taken substantially the same courses elsewhere. Students wishing to waive 38:533:542 HR Decision Making: Data-Based Decisions are required to take an examination. Credits from relevant graduate-level courses also may be transferred to a student`s program of study. In no case, however, will more than 18 credits be transferred or waived.


 
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