Program Details

Program Outline

The Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Human Resource Management is designed to develop strategic business leaders who understand how to acquire, build and retain effective workforce.Successful completion of the MBA with a specialization in HR Management can provide students with an advanced level of industry-related knowledge and skills.

We can help you learn how to:

  • Adapt and innovate to solve problems.
  • Develop plans to improve business operations.
  • Discuss the opportunities provided by technology for businesses.
  • Recognize and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts.
  • Communicate effectively in business situations.
  • Analyze problems in human resource management and develop solutions for these issues.
  • Formulate a human resource strategy for a given situation.
  • Develop human resource policies in accordance with federal laws and regulations.
  • Understand and discuss the rights and obligations of employees, managers, and employers.

Requirements

Business Core

FIN 630Global Financial Management

6

MGT 600Business Research for Decision Making

6

MKT 640A Managerial Approach to Marketing

6

MGT 680Strategic Management

6

Total Credit Hours:24

Total Credit Hours: 48

Specialization

Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that the Masters of Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resource Management fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines, created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013, are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.

MGT 615Leadership and Ethics for Managers

6

MGT 652Human Resource Strategy

6

MGT 655Employment Law

6

MGT 658International Management and Leadership

6

Classes Overview

At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools. Your classes may include:

Global Financial Management

Within the context of the multinational firm, this course examines the development of policy, financing options for international business, and the making of standard financial management decisions.

Business Research for Decision Making

In this course, the student will explore decision making from a managerial viewpoint and examine the role of decision making in dealing with employees, formulating strategy, and negotiating. This course requires students to understand, apply, and evaluate both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies as they apply to business studies and analysis.

A Managerial Approach to Marketing

This course focuses on the application of marketing concepts in a global organization. Students will examine international channel distribution as well as promotional, pricing, and product strategies.

Strategic Management

The development and implementation by the global enterprise of integrated business strategies and policies is the focus of this applied course. Course contents include the planning, implementation, management, and evaluation of the corporate resources, products, and assets. Advanced research is an integral component of this course.

Leadership and Ethics for Managers

In this course, students explore the interaction between leaders, followers, and situations. The course involves the consideration of opportunities and ethical challenges of leadership.

Human Resource Strategy

This course explores the interaction between strategy and human resources from a general managerial perspective. Students examine the integration of human resources policies and practices with organization goals.

Employment Law

This class examines Federal legal regulation of the hiring and firing process, wage and hour laws, occupational health and safety rules, workers' compensation, unemployment insurance, and connected topics.

International Management and Leadership

This course examines the role national culture plays in managing people and developing managerial systems at the international, multinational, and global level. The course includes analysis of how different national/regional cultures affect issues such as employee motivation, group dynamics, leadership, negotiation, conflict resolution, communication patterns, and approaches to organizational change.

Accreditation

AIU’s business administration degree programs with all their specializations are programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).Learn More

The ACBSP accreditation means that AIU’s business administration programs meet the rigorous standards of this leading accreditation association. It helps ensure that what we teach is industry-current and industry-relevant in today’s business environment and can make your education meaningful in the marketplace.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that the Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resource Management fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines, created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013, are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards. Learn More 

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