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Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management
In this specialization, you can apply the latest theories and analytical tools to conduct original research and add to the body of knowledge in areas such as organizational effectiveness, conflict resolution, human capital development, and strategic human resource management. Explore the global and multidisciplinary aspects of human resource management and enhance your ability to develop solutions for strategic human resource initiatives. This specialization can help prepare you for senior positions in private industry, nonprofit organizations, consulting, or teaching.
Completion Requirements
• 96 total quarter credit hours
• Foundation and core courses (30 cr.)
• Foundation and Advanced Course Sequence (16 cr.)
• Specialization courses (24 cr.)
• Proposal, dissertation, and oral presentation (26 cr.)

Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.
Recommended Course Sequence
Timing Course Code Course Title Course Length
Year 1: Qtr. 1 MGMT 8000 Foundations for Study (6 cr.) 12 weeks
Year 1: Qtr. 2 MGMT 8010 Management in Human and Societal Development (8 cr.) 12 weeks
Year 1: Qtr. 3 RSCH 8100Z Research Theory, Design, and Methods
(4 cr.) 12 weeks
Year 1: Qtr. 4 MGMT 8020 Managing Organizational Systems and Complexity (8 cr.) 12 weeks

Year 2: Qtr. 1 MGMT 8030 Management of Decision Making (8 cr.) 12 weeks
Year 2: Qtr. 2
(1st half) MGMT 8710 Organizational Behavior and Effective Human Resource Management (4 cr.) 6 weeks
Year 2: Qtr. 2
(2nd half) MGMT 8720 Strategic Thinking for Effective Human Resource Management (4 cr.) 6 weeks
Year 2: Qtr. 3 RSCH 8300 Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis
(4 cr.) 12 weeks
Year 2: Qtr. 4
(1st half) MGMT 8730 The Development of Human Capital Within Organizations (4 cr.) 6 weeks
Year 2: Qtr. 4
(2nd half) MGMT 8990
MGMT 8740 Developing a Prospectus (2 cr.)
The Legal, Ethical, and Cultural Environment of Human Resource Management (4 cr.) 6 weeks

Year 3: Qtr. 1 RSCH 8200 Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis
(4 cr.) 12 weeks
Year 3: Qtr. 3
(1st half) MGMT 8750 Human Resource Management and Its Role in Labor Relations, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution
(4 cr.)
6 weeks
Year 3: Qtr. 3
(2nd half) MGMT 8600 Applications of Current Topics in Management (4 cr.) 6 weeks

Year 3: Qtr. 4 MGMT 8991
MGMT 9000 Writing a Proposal (4 cr.)
12 weeks
Curriculum
Foundations and Core Courses (Each is a 12-week course.)
Course Code Course Title Credits
MGMT 8010 Management in Human and Societal Development 8
MGMT 8020 Managing Organizational Systems and Complexity 8
MGMT 8030 Management of Decision Making 8
Research Course Sequence (Each is a 12-week course.)
Course Code Course Title Credits
RSCH 8100 Research Theory, Design, and Methods 4
RSCH 8200 Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis 4
RSCH 8300 Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis 4
Advanced Research Course
Select one of the following advanced research courses.
Course Code Course Title Credits
RSCH 8250 Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis 4
RSCH 8350 Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis 4
RSCH 8450 Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis 4
Human Resource Management Specialization Courses
Course Code Course Title Credits
MGMT 8710 Organizational Behavior and Effective Human Resource Management 4
MGMT 8720 Strategic Thinking for Effective Human Resource Management 4
MGMT 8730 The Development of Human Capital Within Organizations 4
MGMT 8740 The Legal, Ethical, and Cultural Environment of Human Resource
Management 4
MGMT 8750 Human Resource Management and Its Role in Labor Relations, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution 4
MGMT 8600 Applications of Current Topics in Management 4
Dissertation Courses
Course Code Course Title Credits
MGMT 8100 Dissertation Mentoring 0
MGMT 8990 Developing a Prospectus 2
MGMT 8991 Writing a Proposal 4
MGMT 9000 Dissertation 20