Human Resources, M.H.R.
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The Master of Human Resources program is designed to train individuals for careers as human resource professionals. Because of the increasingly complex and sophisticated nature of the profession, both business foundation courses and a high degree of specialization in the human resource area are needed in order to meet the needs of employers.
The M.H.R. program ensures students achieve the necessary specialized training through 27 hours of required coursework in human resource management, and a six semester-hour internship or practicum experience related to human resources. The M.H.R. program also ensures that students have the necessary exposure to business foundation areas through 12 semester hours selected from coursework in accounting, economics, finance, management science, and marketing.
- Communication skills: Students will be able to be able to engage in effective business communication, with competencies demonstrated for both oral and written communication.
- Functional/Domain expertise: Students will have specialized expertise in a functional area or domain area to address complex business or economic issues.
- Data-driven decision-making skills: Students will examine the role of quantitative data in managerial decision making. They will understand the importance and roles of different types of data. Students will be able to present data in various formats.
- Global Business Competencies: Students will be able to draw upon their understanding of the international business environment to address complex business or economic questions.
- Collaboration and influence skills: Students will be able to work effectively within a group context and use appropriate influence tactics when working with others.
Requirements for admission to the program conform to the general regulations of The Graduate School and the accreditation standards of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International). Applicants submit the Moore School of Business application, an official transcript of their complete academic record and competitive scores on the GRE or GMAT.
International applicants whose native language is not English are also required to submit a satisfactory score on the TOEFL or the IELTS International Academic Course Type 2 Exam. Otherwise-qualified candidates are required to achieve a TOEFL score of at least iBT of 100 or 600 paper-based or a score of at least 7.0 on the IELTS exam. The TOEFL is not required of international students who have a degree from an American college or university.
Please visit the Darla Moore School of Business website for admissions information.
Degree Requirements (45 Hours)
Human Resource Core Courses (27 Hours)
Students are required to complete 27 hours of HR core courses listed below. Selected courses may be substituted with special topics coursework (MGMT 590) based on approval of the Program Academic Director.
|MGMT 701||Human Resources and the Global Firm||3|
|MGMT 719||Management of Compensation||3|
|MGMT 721||Employment Relations Law||3|
|MGMT 722||Labor Relations||3|
|MGMT 725||Human Resource Metrics and Research||3|
|MGMT 726||Human Resource and Business Strategy||3|
|MGMT 730||Consulting and Organizational Development in MNCs||3|
|MGMT 772||Employee and Leadership Development||3|
|Total Credit Hours||27|
Business Foundation Coursework (12 Hours)
Students are required to complete 12 hours of business foundation coursework. In order to ensure that students receive appropriate exposure to analytical and quantitative coursework, the 12 hours of coursework must be approved by the Academic Coordinator. Potential business foundation courses are the following:
|ACCT 728||Financial Accounting||3|
|ACCT 729||Managerial Accounting||3|
|ECON 506||Labor Economics and Labor Markets||3|
|ECON 720||Managerial Economics||3|
|FINA 756||Financial Statement Analysis||3|
|FINA 760||Financial Policies||3|
|IBUS 700||Survey of International Business||3|
|MBAD 702||Strategic Management||3|
|MGMT 737||Human Resources Experiential Project||3|
|MGMT 750||Finance for Human Resource Professionals||3|
|MGMT 775||Competitive Strategy Analysis||3|
|MGSC 772||Project Management||3|
|MGSC 791||Operations Management||3|
|MGSC 796||Information Systems||3|
|MKTG 701||Marketing Management||3|
|MKTG 704||Consumer Behavior||3|
|MKTG 705||Marketing Communications||3|
Internship or Practicum (6 Hours)
Students are required to complete MGMT 727, a six hour internship or practicum in the human resource field.
Professional Masters of Human Resources Track (Executive Master of Human Resources, E.M.H.R.)
Admission to this track generally follows the stated requirements for the MHR program. However, current employment, professional achievement and organizational responsibility are considered primary factors in the admissions process.
M.H.R. / J.D Electives Policy
Students in the Human Resources / Law M.H.R. / J.D. program may use up to 12 hours of employment-related law courses from the law school to fulfill requirements within the M.H.R. program.