Master of Business Administration – Human Resource Management Emphasis

Expand Your Opportunities with an MBA with a Human Resource Management Emphasis

A master’s degree in human resource management distinguishes one in the world of human resources and opens up new job and salary opportunities. Mid-America’s MBA program with a Human Resource Management emphasis provides students with an understanding of both general business concepts and business aspects specifically relating to human resource management.

The program emphasizes practical knowledge concerning aspects of human resources such as management, recruiting, labor law, professional communication and development. Curriculum is designed to give students work-ready skills and to prepare them to sit for HR certification exams.

Students will graduate the program with a deep comprehension of business practices such as strategic planning and execution, resource management and leadership. Graduates will be prepared to integrate their general business skill sets and concentrated knowledge in human resource management to effectively guide and support employees in various businesses and organizations.

An MBA with an emphasis in Human Resource Management makes one a more competitive candidate for higher-salary jobs, and most importantly, it helps one be a better advocate for employees.

Why MACU’s Human Resource Management Degree is Right for You

MACU’s Master of Business Administrative program was voted Oklahoma’s top Christian MBA program by the Journal Record’s 2017 Reader Rankings, reflecting Mid-America’s innovative approach to adult education, whether it’s on-campus or online.

Each course in the program is six weeks long, allowing students to intently focus their efforts on one aspect of human resources at a time while still exceling in their current careers.

Additionally, instructors in the MBA with an emphasis in Human Resource Management program are experienced in their fields, so students are guaranteed an education that prepares them for the realities of human resource management. 

Human Resource Management Degree

What You Can Do with an MBA with a Concentration in Human Resource Management

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Management Analyst
  • Payroll Manager
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager

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Code Course
ACCN5133 Managerial Accounting
This course introduces the financial statement, their sources and functions, and managerial control systems involved with the accounting process, including variance analysis and budgeting. It serves as an overview of the accounting function and its use in the management of the functional units within the organization.
ECON5223 Managerial Economics in the Globalized Environment
This course applies the principles of economics to rational business operations. The course will focus on managerial economics: demand theory, pricing and elasticity, forecasting and production levels, costs, capital allocation, distribution, and consumption. Students will explore such economic concepts as opportunity costs, the concepts of supply versus demand, profit maximization, and monetary systems. Economic geopolitical events with cause and effect relationships will be highlighted throughout the course.
FINC5333 Modern Corporate Finance
This course examines corporate utilization and allocation of monetary resources, capital, budgeting, the time value of money, security valuation, debt-equity structure, international finance, weighted average cost of capital, and other financial issues are examined with a view toward providing the student with decision-making tools for risk and investment analysis.
HR5213 Compensation and Benefits Administration
This course explains and explores the diversity of benefit offerings while discussing the complimentary and distinctively different nature of each in terms of the total compensation package. The evolution of the power of benefits, the challenges associated with administration of benefits, and the laws that govern such administration are also examined.
HR5223 Human Resource Development
This course examines the dynamics of creating and implementing strategies to improve the effectiveness of employee contributions throughout an organization. This involves the analysis of opportunities to enhance position growth, skills development, performance management etc., to help ensure a culture of individual success as well as organization success.
HR5233 Recruiting and Selection
This course examines the process of recruiting through identification of key sources of talent including the use social media, traditional media, and other creative approaches to identifying pools of eligible talent. The process of selection is then pursued by exploring the processes of screening through the point of extending an offer and onboarding.
HR5243 Labor Law and Employee Relations
This course delves deeply into the body of employment law that guides and informs the human resource professional’s conduct, decisions, and performance of key responsibilities within both union and non-union environments. The course will examine statutory and “case” law and regulations at all levels that have an impact on the employee/employer relationship.
HR6213 Capstone; HR Body of Knowledge for Professional Certification
This course is specifically designed as a comprehensive review and analysis of the “body of knowledge” and creating a substantive level of familiarity and understanding of the professional field of human resources required to effectively and knowledgeably work within an effective human resource department. The intent of the course is not only to provide a level of knowledge to work effectively, but also to prepare the student to sit for the professional certification through the certifying organization of their choice.
MGMT5113 Organizational Behavior
This course introduces the theories of behavior in human management. A critical analysis is performed on the contributions to the organizational behavior discipline and its research as applied to the business environment. The student will apply the theories of its research as applied to the business environment. The student will apply the theories of culture development, time management, job design, change, motivation, leadership development, communication, small group dynamics, and negotiation in the business setting.
MGMT5233 Marketing Analysis and Strategy
This course examines the marketing functions and strategies related to the product, place, price and promotion of goods or services provided by the organization. The student will become familiar with the elements of a marketing plan and will be capable of analyzing complex situations leading to feasible solutions.
MGMT5323 Human Resource Management
This course focuses on the human resource management functions in profit and nonprofit organizations. Major topics include: human resource planning, legal requirements, job analysis and design, recruitment, selection, placement, training and development, performance appraisals, career development, compensation and benefits, and reward systems. It will examine how diverse human resource management functions contribute to corporate profitability and why they are critical to an organization’s long-term survival. Students will explore the interdependencies between human resource and organizational strategies.
MGMT5353 Communication in Professional Organizations
This course is designed to groom the aspiring business professional leader to deliver professional, concise, powerful, and audience appropriate communication by utilizing the most acceptable tools, modes and media available. This will also sensitize the professional to appropriate communication etiquette and protocols to help ensure the credibility and effectiveness of the intended message.
MGMT5413 Legal Environment
This course examines the impact of laws and the legal system on the business environment and managerial decision making. Major topics include: contracts, commercial transactions, agency relationships, organization choices, federal-state-local governance with special emphasis on EEOC and ADA issues, property law, and hiring practices. Special emphasis will be placed on recent court cases impacting the business arena.
MGMT6313 Management Science
This course is an in-depth study of the application of the scientific approach to managerial decision making. Students will become familiar with the quantitative methods used in solving business problems. Using mathematical modeling, the student will formulate computer-based solutions to problems related to operations, marketing, finance, and other functions encountered in organizations.
MGMT6423 Strategic Business Management
This course demonstrates the strategic linkage between the functional disciplines (marketing, accounting, finance, legal, information systems, human resource behavior and management, and management science) within the strategic management process. This course focuses on how managers originate, implement, and assess strategies and serves as a capstone for the MBA program.

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