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Master of Human Resources (MHR)

Learning Goals and Objectives

The Huntsman School has two MHR programs: the full-time MHR and the Executive (part-time) MHR. Both programs share a common set of learning goals and objectives which can be viewed by clicking the goals listed below.

Assessment Mapping

After the development of the Huntsman School's principal goals and objectives, an extensive mapping process was conducted in order to link the objectives to specific departments, classes, and programs. For every goal and subsequent objective, the School is always aware of what class is principally charged with assessing student development in the respective area. A complete outline of this mapping procedure is seen below.

Master of Human Resources (MHR)   

 L1: HR Analytics
Students will demonstrate competence in HR analytics

L2: Compensation Management
Students will demonstrate their understanding in the design and structure of organization compensation systems
L3: Collaboration and Teamwork
Students will demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in teams
Course      Objective 1 Objective 1 Objective 1
MGT 6330 H   H
MGT 6550  L    M
MGT 6310      
MGT 6640      
MGT 6500      H
MGT 6870      
MGT 6250      M
MGT 6620     M
MGT 6760     M
MGT 6630
MGT 6675      
MGT 6320      
MGT 6680 H    
MGT 6690 M    
(H) High focus in this course, (M) medium focus in this course, (L) low focus in this course.


Master of Human Resources (MHR)
  L4: Communication & Influencing Skills
Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively influence others within the contexts of negotiation, mediation, and difficult conversations
L5: Ethical Leadership
Students will demonstrate ethical leadership
L6: Employability and Placement
Graduates will demonstrate employability in HR or other meaningful professional roles
Objective 1 Objective 1 Objective 1
MGT 6330   M M
MGT 6550   M M
MGT 6310   M H
MGT 6640 H H M
MGT 6500   M M
MGT 6870   M M
MGT 6250   H H
MGT 6620     M
MGT 6760   H M
MGT 6630
  M M
MGT 6675 H M M
MGT 6320   M M
MGT 6680     M
MGT 6690   M M
(H) High focus in this course, (M) medium focus in this course, (L) low focus in this course.

Outcomes Data

Assurance of learning is carried out using standardized exams and course embedded measurements. Visualizations of the results can be found at the following links:

MHR - Full Time

Executive MHR - Part Time

Closing the Loop (Continuous Improvement)

By analyzing the data generated by the assurance of learning (AoL) process, the Huntsman School has been able to make changes to curricula that have had an impact on student learning. Some of these changes have been large, structural changes such as targeted acquisition of certain faculty or curriculum changes; others have been small--at the individual course or instructor level. Full "Closing the Loop" details for each measurement are available in the Outcomes Data section, however, a few of the more recent results include:

  • Recently, the program was redesigned to pay greater attention to statistics (L1). In the first round of the exam, many students lost points because they failed to include a frequency distribution in their descriptive statistics (Excel does not automatically generate this). We worked on this more intensely and students did much better. We are excited as this now provides an assessment of statistical competence, student by student. However, in examining the subsection results of this exam, we found that the majority of students failed to address statistical significance in their correlation problem (Excel does not automatically provide this). Hence, we will work more diligently to make sure students know how to access this information, and see if student results improve in this area.
  • Based on the results of the compensation management goal (L2) assessment, we begun working to strengthen our curriculum in the compensation and benefits area. We believe we turned the corner and we should continue to step forward each year, with the addition of a new AQ faculty member with hands on professional experience in compensation administration. We are looking forward to this year’s assessment to see if progress has actually been made.
  • Students demonstrated a high level of integrity and ethical leadership (L6) as assessed by coworkers, classmates, and managers. No major changes are anticipated at this time.
  • We watch our placement data very closely (L7). We have a 95% plus placement rate for our program. We are also pleased with the caliber of positions our students are finding. Most members of our executive cohort have professional positions prior to entering our program. As we looked at the first graduating class, we were excited to learn that 57% of graduates had received a new position or advancement while participating in the program.