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Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

Course Requirements

Students complete the MS in Human Resources by taking 12 courses across three groups: 1) six core Human Resource courses, 2) three Human Resource electives, and 3) three Business electives.

Required Core Human Resource Courses

Course Title Quarter Hours
MGT 500MANAGING FOR EFFECTIVE AND ETHICAL ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR4
MGT 523RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION4
MGT 525TRAINING AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT4
MGT 526COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS4
MGT 555STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES4
MGT 591FUNDAMENTALS OF PEOPLE ANALYTICS4

Human Resource Electives

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select three of the following12
ECO 526
BUSINESS STRATEGY
MGT 529
LIFE AND CAREER COACHING
MGT 530
LEADERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS
MGT 535
CHANGE MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTING
MGT 551
GLOBAL WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT
MGT 552
MANAGING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
MGT 562
RESOLVING CONFLICT IN ORGANIZATIONS
MGT 563
NEGOTIATION SKILLS
MGT 565
EMPLOYMENT LAW
MGT 566
HEALTH INSURANCE & BENEFITS
MGT 584
CONSULTING SKILLS
MGT 589
EXECUTIVE COACHING: LEADERSHIP IN A VOLATILE, UNCERTAIN, CHAOTIC AND AMBIGUOUS BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
MGT 592
ADVANCED PEOPLE ANALYTICS
MGT 793
MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP (Strongly recommended for students without HR experience)
MGT 798
SPECIAL TOPICS (When related to human resources; approval required)
MGT 799
INDEPENDENT STUDY
WRD 522
WRITING IN THE PROFESSIONS

Business Electives

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select three of the following: 112
ACC 500
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
ECO 509
BUSINESS CONDITIONS ANALYSIS
ECO 555
ECONOMICS FOR DECISION-MAKING 2
FIN 555
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 2
GSB 420
BUSINESS ANALYTICS TOOLS
MGT 502
OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT 2
MGT 515
SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT
MGT 556
ETHICS AND LEADERSHIP
MGT 557
INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
MGT 573
CREATIVITY, INNOVATION & DESIGN
MGT 590
MANAGEMENT OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE
MGT 598
PROJECT MANAGEMENT
MIS 555
MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
or MPS 516
MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
MKT 555
DECISIONS IN MARKETING MANAGEMENT
MPS 500
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SERVICE MANAGEMENT
MPS 515
NONPROFIT FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION
MPS 529
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING

If you are interested in an HR career that specializes in compensation and benefits, please consider taking the following courses: ACC 500, FIN 555, and MGT 566.

Degree Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of the college residency requirement.
  • Satisfactory completion of 12 courses (six HR core courses, three HR related electives, and three Business electives).
  • All courses for credit toward the degree must be completed with satisfactory grades within six calendar years after the candidate’s first term of enrollment in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. After a lapse of six years, a course is expired. An expired course is not acceptable for the purpose of satisfaction of degree requirements and is not applicable to the degree.​

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