Return to: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
The Human Resource Management specialization encourages students to adopt a strategic view of human resource management policies and programs and to evaluate their alignment with organizational strategic goals. Viewing employees as assets, strategic human resource management formulates policies and programs that support high performance and innovation through balancing rewards, training, empowerment, and job design to achieve competitive advantage. Students explore how economic, social, psychological, legal, and cultural forces influence employment relations and gain expertise in areas related to recruitment and selection, performance evaluation, compensation and benefits, job design, retention, and turnover. Note: Students who have earned a Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), or Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) designation may be eligible to take an accelerated M.B.A. program.