Master of Science in Human Resources Management
|Major Code:||8350||Degree Awarded:||Master of Science|
|Delivery Mode(s):||Classroom, Online, Off-site||Location(s):||Aberdeen, Hampton Roads, Northeast, Orlando, Redstone/Huntsville, Virtual Site|
|Admission Status:||Graduate||Age Restriction:||No|
The goal of the Master of Science in Human Resources Management is to prepare individuals for advanced leadership positions in the private, public and military sectors with specific skills and competencies in human resources management.
The applicant to the program must have a bachelor’s degree; however, the degree need not be in business administration. Students who are graduates from other fields are encouraged to apply. Students with an undergraduate business degree or courses may be able to waive some or all of the program prerequisites based on an evaluation of their undergraduate academic transcripts. Prerequisite courses are required of a student whose undergraduate major is outside the business area or who has not previously completed the courses in these prerequisite areas. The exact number of needed prerequisite courses depends on courses completed during the student’s undergraduate studies.
The GRE or the GMAT may be required for admission evaluation purposes. General admission requirements and the process for applying are discussed in the Academic Overview of the university catalog. Individuals who do not meet the stated requirements for regular admission may petition to take graduate courses for credit as a continuing education applicant.
The degree of Master of Science in Human Resources Management is conferred upon students who have successfully completed 33 credit hours of graduate coursework plus other course requirements as listed on the student’s approved graduate program plan. Students without adequate undergraduate background will be required to complete all or part of the program prerequisites. Students may choose elective courses from those listed below.
Students with undergraduate credits for courses that they believe are equivalent to the program prerequisites should consult with their advisor concerning waiver of those prerequisites.
Program Prerequisites (noncredit for this program)
|MGT 5000||Financial Accounting (or two undergraduate accounting courses)|
|MGT 5132||Basic Economics (or two undergraduate economics courses)|
|MTH 1701||College Algebra|
Note: In addition, computer literacy is required as a prerequisite. It can be demonstrated by the applicant’s undergraduate coursework, passing a proficiency examination offered by the extended studies department or by completing a suitable computer course.
|Required Courses (9 courses)||CREDITS|
|MGT 5001||Managerial Accounting||3|
|MGT 5002||Corporate Finance||3|
|MGT 5006||Introductory Managerial Statistics||3|
|MGT 5013||Organizational Behavior||3|
|MGT 5014||Information Systems||3|
|MGT 5015||Organizational Planning and Development||3|
|MGT 5033||Human Resources Management||3|
|MGT 5112||Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Human Resources Management*||3|
|MGT 5138||Business Ethics||3|
|Electives (2 courses)||6|
|MGT 5016||Employee Relations|
|MGT 5021||Business Law|
|MGT 5101||Leadership Theory and Effective Management|
|MGT 5105||Interpersonal Relations and Conflict Resolution|
|TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED||33|
*Serves as the capstone course for this program.
Note: Electives may be taken with approval of both the faculty advisor and program head from other graduate-level offerings in the Extended Studies Division or the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts.