Curriculum - MAM: Human Resource Management Program | Briar Cliff University

MAM: Human Resource Management Curriculum


The MAM: Human Resource Management track is a 33-credit hour program, which can be taken over the course of 21 months. All coursework takes place online.

Plan of Study*

YEAR ONE: FALL SEMESTER Credit Hours

Research Methods and Theory

This course is a research course involving the collection, manipulation, analysis and reporting of data using computer software (SPSS). It includes such topics as questionnaire development, pre-testing, sampling, coding, and interviewer training. Read More about Research Methods and Theory

International/Global Management

This course focuses on critical human resource issues facing administrators and managers whose activities require them to operate in an international environment, whether they are located in the US or abroad. Staffing. Management succession and development and reward systems will be studied through case analyses and class projects. Read More about International/Global Management

YEAR ONE: SPRING SEMESTER Credit Hours

Theories of Quality and Efficiency

This course discusses ways to enhance managerial decision making. Organization design is a major resource of competitive advan­tage. Building an efficient organization structure and deliberately supporting organi­zational structures to sustain business strategy and results in, lower costs, enhanced customer happiness, faster time to market, better capability to adjust to changes in the market, and increased efficiency. Read More about Theories of Quality and Efficiency

Financial Management

Students will learn how to analyze organizational financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows) to better understand the relationship between finance and human resource management in organizations. Read More about Financial Management

Strategic Management

Human Resource Management will be addressed from the strategic point of view. This course will consist of studying issues currently being faced by executive management. Some issues include the transformation taking place in the Human Resource Management Function. Read More about Strategic Management

YEAR ONE: SUMMER TERM Credit Hours

Diversity in the Workplace

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Conflict Resolution, Negotiation

This course covers the managerial problems that arise in the union/management relationship, the structure and the nature of the union institution, its impact on employment relationship, and the government regulatory setting in which the collective bargaining process take place. Simulations and case studies are used. Read More about Conflict Resolution, Negotiation

YEAR TWO: FALL SEMESTER Credit Hours

Recruitment/Retention/Evaluation-Employees

This course examines the recruitment of employees, evaluation methods, and retention strategies in the workplace. Through analysis of various methods and strategies students will design recruitment, evaluation, and retention programs for organizations. Case studies will also be utilized. Read More about Recruitment/Retention/Evaluation-Employees

Leadership Theory and Ethics

This course presents analysis of historical concepts regarding leadership with a special focus on leadership ethics. Developmental processes related to ethical leadership behavior will be studied. This course introduces quantitative and qualitative research methodologies appropriate for leadership issues. Read More about Leadership Theory and Ethics

YEAR TWO: SPRING SEMESTER Credit Hours

Employment Law

This course covers the major laws and programs that affect employers and employees in the workplace. Equal Employment Opportunity Act (EEOA), Affirmative Action, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family Medical and Leave Act (FMLA), and National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) are a sample of the regulations covered. Read More about Employment Law

Compensation

This course examines internal consistency through various job evaluation methods, external competitiveness, and administration of wage and salary program. Merit pay plans, employee income security systems, legislation issues and benefits will be discussed in depth. Read More about Compensation

*There is a "thesis" and a "non-thesis" track in the MAM: Human Resource Management program. Students choosing to write a thesis may choose MGMT 690 in place of another course.

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Class Format

Online courses

Next Start Dates

» August 2019

Tuition Cost

$393/credit

Completion

33 credit hours

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