The MBA with an Emphasis in Strategic Human Resource Management degree is aligned to the human resource competencies identified by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Graduates may be well-prepared for careers as senior human resources specialists or as general managers with strong strategic HR acumen.
Behind every successful company is a successful team of employees. It is the role of the HR team to develop and foster the management of employees. Linking the management practices to the bottom line and decision making is critical. With an emphasis in Strategic Human Resource Management, students will explore and discuss diversity in the workplace, employee development and the management of talent. In addition, modern complexities will be explored, including mergers, acquisitions, downsizing and globalization as they relate to managing human resources.
The MBA in Human Resource Management program explores a broad range of business topics and principles including the key concepts of leadership and strategic management. Students will discuss the formulation and execution strategies within organizations and how to stay competitive in a global marketplace. The program highlights the impact of the global economy on organizational decision making, planning and sourcing of organizational resources. Students draw upon interpersonal skills to address each practice, as well as to comprehend the influence that diverse cultures have on it.
The MBA with an Emphasis in Strategic Human Resource Management degree encourages students to be informed critical thinkers and decision makers through active research and the application of quantitative methods that transform raw data into useful information. The use of telecommunications, emerging technologies and e-commerce applications combine with essential business principles that encompass finance, accounting, economics, marketing and management, providing students with the capacity to lead and manage business enterprises both effectively and ethically.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.