Concentration in Human Resource Management (HRM)

As companies strive to succeed in a competitive market, there is a need for expertise in recruiting, retention, training, benefits and compensation. This concentration focuses on the most critical components for success in a human resource career.

Courses include: 

  • MGT 611: Human Resource Management (3 hours)
    (prerequisite for all other HRM classes)
    Management theory and practice as applied to the personnel field including an understanding of the recruitment, selection, testing, and development functions; an examination of current laws, learning, and training devices; and a preview of organization and government constraints relative to personnel problems and methods of problem resolution. Graduate students will complete all the course requirements and, in addition, are required to prepare additional materials throughout the course to integrate information. Requisites: Junior standing and PERM.

Choose 2 classes from the following electives: 

  • MGT 612: Recruitment Selection and Retention (3 hours)
    This course focuses on the study and application of basic human resource management practices included in the staffing processes. Specific areas covered in the course include staffing models, the labor market and unions, employment law, job analysis and planning, job descriptions and specifications, recruitment, the selection process, testing, employment interviews, and the evaluation of the selection process. Graduate students will complete all the course requirements and, in addition, are required to prepare additional materials throughout the course to integrate information recently published in this field. Requisites: PR, MGT 611.
  • MGT 613: Total Compensation (3 hours)
    This course examines the development and administration of a compensation system. It focuses on the goals of the organization in its efforts to attract, maintain and motivate human resources. The major objectives are: to examine the current state of compensation decision making pertaining to entry position rates, job analysis, job evaluation systems, wage and salary surveys, merit pay plans, employee benefit systems and executive pay. Graduate students will complete all the course requirements and, in addition, complete an argument paper in support or against a timely total compensation topic. Requisites: PR, MGT 611.
  • MGT 614: Training and Development (3 hours)
    This course examines the functions of training and development as applied in both large and small business environments. The role of training and development in the current business environment is considered with regard to learning theory, learning objectives, instructional methods, and needs assessment. Focus will be placed on evaluation of training effectiveness and emerging concepts in workplace education. Graduate students will complete all the course requirements and, in addition, complete an argument paper in support or against a timely training and development topic. Requisites: PR, MGT 611.