MS in Human Resources Courses

Core Courses

Learn to apply behavioral sciences to management issues through integration of conceptual and experiential approaches to self-awareness, perception, communication, motivation, productivity, group behavior processes, leadership, organizational change, diversity, ethical issues, career planning, and the management of personal and organizational stress.

Managerial Creativity and Innovation for Leadership
This course focuses on imagination and invention (“creativity”) and on the productive results of such processes (“innovation”). To enhance business problem-solving and effective leadership, you will learn to integrate linear methods with nonlinear, imaginative tools.

Total Rewards
You will explore key issues and challenges facing compensation managers as they strive to attract, motivate, retain, develop, and engage high-performance talent in today’s global economy. This course will also provide an overview of statutory and voluntary benefits, health and welfare benefits, ERISA, and elements of administration.

Financial Accounting
This course presents accounting principles and concepts that provide the foundation for the measurement and communication of financial data. Specific topics include valuation of resources, accounting for debt and equities, income determinants, and analysis of cash flow.

Organizational Dynamics and Managing Change
In this course, you will examine how to manage change by looking at strategy, organization design and processes, and multi-organizational systems. Specific topics include traditional and contemporary approaches to change management, organization learning, consulting skills, and organization development.

Talent Management
Talent management can drive the management of human capital and create sustained competitive advantage for organizations. This course provides an analysis of the talent management functions of workforce planning, talent acquisition, learning and development, performance management, career planning, employee engagement, and retention.

Global Human Resources and Inclusion
In this course, you will explore standardization vs. localization of human resource policies; cultural differences in how management and leadership are viewed; and the social, political, and cultural issues facing global human resource managers.

Economic Concepts
This course introduces the principles and application of microeconomic analysis. You will gain an understanding of and ability to apply economic reasoning and decision-making to both your personal and professional life. Topics include supply and demand, elasticity, production and cost analysis, and competition and monopoly.

Leadership and Ethics
This course will provide a foundation for the art of value clarification and responsible leadership within organizations and society. By experiencing and working through scenarios and case studies, you will isolate the ethical issues, both pro and con, and propose viable alternatives consistent with ethical and moral values.

Employment Law
This course not only introduces you to a more detailed study of employment law but also demonstrates how Rule of Law in the United States works. You will gain an understanding of discrimination based on race and color, religion, national origin, and sex; laws regarding sexual harassment; and the legal framework of age discrimination, disability discrimination, and affirmative action.

Human Resources Analytics and Insights
This course focuses on the tools and skills needed to make evidence-based links between HR and organizational performance, including data analytic techniques, interpretation, and reporting of analyses to decision-makers. You will learn how to apply statistical techniques for the types of data and decisions they need to address.

Digital Platforms for Human Resources Processes and Information Management
In this course, you will be introduced to contemporary digital technologies to support the various processes along the HR value chain and how these individual technologies must integrate into a coherent digital platform. You will learn how to conceptualize the information needs for the HR function and how to capture, analyze, and interpret data to satisfy those needs.

Organization and Job Design
This course examines the interaction among human resources and job design for sustainable global organizations by considering the impact of organization design, external forces, and management practices from a macro-organizational perspective.

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