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MHR Course Descriptions

MHR Curriculum

MGT 6550: Talent Acquisition and Retention (3)

Focuses on creation of competitive advantage through strategic human resources planning and staffing. Topics include job analysis, recruitment, assessment and placement. Also covers pertinent laws/regulations and applicable descriptive/inferential statistics.

MGT 6620: Training and Organization Development (3)

Provides advanced treatment of employees, management and organizational development. Specific topics include: historical background, needs assessment, program design and implementation, outcomes evaluation and how individuals and organizations change.

MGT 6630: Total Rewards and Employee Performance (3)

The purpose of this course is to develop students’ abilities to make sound, strategically grounded decisions with regard to the design and evaluation of compensation, benefits, and performance management systems in organizations. The course is designed around a semester-long case study that requires students to design an entire compensation system along with an incentive plan from scratch. Benefits and performance management are covered separately and focus on aligning these programs with company strategy.

MGT 6640: Labor and Employee Relations (3)

This course has two parts.  The first half covers the basics of labor relations including labor history & law, union structure, unionization, bargaining, and arbitration.  The second half covers the broad domain of employee relations including union avoidance, high performance work systems, layoffs & terminations, workplace investigations, and managing the employee-employer relationship. The course is taught via case studies, simulations, and field studies.

MGT 6760: Employment Law (3)

Examines laws related to employment, labor relations, civil rights, compensation, safety, health, and retirement. Provides experience in dispute resolution techniques in a nonunion employment setting, including negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.

MGT 6320: Leadership and Organizational Excellence in a Global Context (3)

This course provides students with a powerful, transformative learning experience within the framework of global leadership and operational excellence. While participating in an international experience, students critically analyze operational excellence in a variety of global companies at various stages of implementation.

MGT 6330: Applied Human Resources Research (3)

Provides applied research and selected human resource topics. 

MGT 6500: Managing Individuals and Groups (3)

Experiential course designed to develop team effectiveness and specific managerial and leadership skills contributing to interpersonal competence and effectiveness in work groups and organizations.

MGT 6200: Negotiation for Executives (3)

This course is designed to improve students’ understanding and skills in all phases of negotiation and mediation including the development of strategy and the management of integrative and distributive aspects of the negotiation process. The course is based on a series of simulated negotiations and mediations that human resource managers are likely to encounter and covers a variety of contexts including dyadic, candidate-employer negotiations, dispute resolution and cross-cultural.

MGT 6680: Human Resource Analytics (3)

Introduction to human capital management practices. Specific objectives include developing a working understanding of the links between HRM and firm outcomes, gaining a working knowledge of HR database technologies and achieving an ability to develop and use fundamental HR costing techniques.

MGT 6690: Human Resource Policy & Strategy (3)

Capstone course in human resource management, designed to integrate concepts learned in specialized courses to the management of a total human resource function, with integration from both tactical perspectives. Covers domestic and international issues, as well as organizational change and development.

MSLE 6890: Advanced Strategy (3)

Integrative capstone course, taking a CEO’s perspective, addressing global competitiveness, strategic assessment, policy development, and strategy execution.

MGT 6870: Global Strategic Thinking (.5-3)

This course provides students with exposure to the international dimensions of business, including the cultural, economic, political, and legal environments which influence business strategy with the goal to enhance their agility in responding to dynamic global business conditions. The course includes an international study abroad seminar during the Spring semester.

Main-Campus Program Only

BUS 6250: Graduate Internship (3)

Graduate-level internship in a career-related position for graduate students wishing to develop or expand their occupational experience.