This unique degree program combines expertise in managing human resources (MHR) with the skills needed for effective decision-making in the era of big data (MDATA). The MHR program provides comprehensive training in people management, covering talent acquisition, labor relations, compensation, and organizational development. The MDATA degree equips graduates with the knowledge of data management and analysis applicable to various organizations.

Year 1 - MHR Degree

Fall Courses (14 Credits)

  • Managing Projects
  • Creating an Inclusive Workplace
  • Applied HR Research
  • Talent Acquisition and Retention
  • HR Career Essentials
  • Labor & Employee Relations
  • HR in an International Context

Spring Courses (15 Credits)

  • HR Career Essentials
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Leadership & Organizational Effectiveness
  • Mediation, Negotiation, and Conflict Management
  • Employment Law
  • Human Resource Analytics
  • HR in an International Context

*Students will complete an international trip (Global Learning Experience) during spring break of year one with the MHR program.

Year 2 - MHR/MMIS Degree

Students interested in a concurrent MBA need to contact the MBA office at the beginning of the second semester of their first graduate program. The MBA office will meet with interested students to create a customized schedule from the following list of classes. Six credits will be waived from the 36-credit MBA program of study.”

Fall Courses (18 Credits)

MHR Courses

  • Applied Human Resource Consulting
  • Advanced Business Strategy
  • HR Internship

MDATA Core Courses

  • Intro to R
  • Stat Viz. in R
  • Database Management
  • Intro to Python
  • Intro to Lin. Reg. and ML

Spring Courses (12 Credits)

MDATA Courses

  • Stat learning and Data Mining
  • MDATA Capstone
  • DATA 6xxx Elective
  • DATA 6xxx Elective
  • IS Independent Reading
  • Internship