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Master of Science in Management (MSM) Human Resource Management Track

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The Human Resource Management track within the MSM program is designed to provide current and aspiring managers working in any department or organization with a deeper understanding of the role, tools, and techniques of the HR function in managing human capital.

The program consists of a total of 12 courses, or 36 semester credits. Students must earn at least a 'B' grade point average (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) - both overall and on final projects completed as part of the capstone course.

Core courses within the M.S.M. program include the following:

  • MSM 501 Communicating Effectively as a Manager
  • MSM 505 Project Management
  • MSM 514 Leadership Foundations
  • MSM 525 Spirit of Enterprise
  • MSM 533 Human Resource Management and Strategy
  • MSM 619 Strategic Planning and Implementation
  • MSM 652 Managerial Decision-Making: Finance and Budgeting
  • MSM 674 Master's Capstone: Research, Synthesis, Applications

Students pursuing the Human Resource Management track must complete
four of the following courses:

  • MSM 523 Legal Environment of Human Resource Management
  • MSM 543 Labor-Management Relations
  • MSM 564 Compensation and Benefits
  • MSM 566 Human Resource Development and Training
  • MSM 627 Human Resource Information Systems and Communication


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