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Management Department


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M.B.A. or Ph.D. Specialization in Human Resource Management

Competencies Required Courses



Legal and Ethical Decision Making


Conflict Management

Critical Reasoning

Business and Financial Acumen

Employee Development


Strategic Thinking and Planning


HURM 6700/8700 - Human Resource Management

Elective Courses Choose (3) from the following:

HURM 6710/8710 - Employment and Labor Law

HURM 6720/8720 - Employer-Employee Relations

HURM 6730/8730 - Performance Management

HURM 6740/8740 - HR Strategy and Metrics

HURM 6750/8750 - Current topics in HRM

HURM 6760/8760 - Talent Management



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The following courses are now completely online.

HURM 6700/8700 - Human Resource Management  

HURM 6710/8710 - Employment and Labor Law

HURM 6740/8740 - HR Strategy and Metrics

HURM 6760/8760 - Talent Management


The M.B.A. specialization in Human Resource Management is designed for those persons who have human resource responsibilities within their general management scope.  Both for-profit and not-for-profit managers will benefit from this specialization.  The Ph.D. specialization is most appropriate for doctoral students who intend to be practitioners or higher education professionals in business, education, engineering, law, pharmacy, medicine, and other disciplines.

Students will be required to take HURM 6700 unless they possess an undergraduate degree inhuman resource management from an AACSB-accredited business school or they have taken and passed the Professional in Human Resource (PHR) or Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification exam given by the HRCI.  If any of these apply to you, then you may take any three other courses from the "Elective Courses" list.

For additional information or advising, contact Dr. Dale Dwyer, (419) 530-4059.

Dr. Sonny Ariss, Chairman                  Department of Management                                                   
Department of Management      
Phone:  (419) 530-4060

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Last Updated: 6/26/15