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Human Resource Management and Organizational Development


  1. To prepare professionals who understand and apply human resource and organizational development techniques in ways that lead to greater organizational effectiveness.
  2. To prepare professionals who understand and are able to plan, implement and manage change processes, whether in positions internal to an organization (managerial or staff support) or as external consultants.
  3. To prepare professionals who understand the need to match organizational needs with human resource needs and are able to implement appropriate systems related to structure, process and human resources.

Admission Criteria:

Criteria for degree admission include a resume, and the following:

Admission Criteria



Overall undergraduate GPA for regular admission



Test Scores:    


Not required for admission, but taken within first-year

GMAT of 450 or GRE of 290 required for admission, no exceptions

Language Proficiency

CET-4, IELTS of 5.0 for regular admission; if no exam, will admit ESL and students take Intensive English course at Tianjin University of Commerce (TJUC)

International students are required to score of 79 on Internet-based TOEFL

Degree Requirements

Applicants admitted as Bridge students if graduated from Chinese three-year program as an undergraduate

Bachelor’s degree required

Financial Resources/Visa Requirement

No financial statement required; no visa required since students do not come to the U.S.

International applicants must submit required financial statements and documents for Visa

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Conditional Admission - Conditional admission may be granted to students who do not meet the above requirements. Such students must maintain a B (3.0) average in foundation courses and the first 12 hours of advisor-approved core courses. Students who meet the conditional requirements will be granted regular admission.

Transfer Credits - Students may be approved to transfer a maximum of six credit hours from an accredited master’s degree program. For more details, check with the department.

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Advisor Information:

Dr. Fraya Wagner-Marsh, SPHR, GPHR

466 Owen Building
(734) 487-3240

Course Requirements

Foundation/Prerequisite Courses: 12 hours

Nine hours of graduate or undergraduate non-management courses spread across three business functional areas (marketing, law, economics, accounting, finance). One three-hour course from these nine hours must be either an accounting or a finance course.  Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in using computer applications including Word, Power Point and Excel spreadsheets. In addition, students must take:

  • DS 501 - Introductory Probability and Statistics for Business 3 hrs
  • or an undergraduate statistics course

Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development:

Required courses: 18 hours

  • *  MGMT 505 - Organizational Theory and Behavior 3 hrs
  • **  MGMT 509 - Strategic Human Resource Management 3 hrs
  • MGMT 602 - Theory and Techniques of Organizational Development 3 hrs
  • MGMT 610 - Diagnostic Techniques and Research Methods 3 hrs
  • MGMT 628 - Human Resource Development 3 hrs

Three hours of practicum or thesis:

  • MGMT 688 - Practicum in Human Resource Management/Organizational Development 3 hrs
  • MGMT 692 - Thesis in Organizational Development 3 hrs

Elective Courses: 12 hours

Twelve hours from the following:

  • Or other advisor-approved electives

  • LAW 540 - Employment Law 3 hrs
  • MGMT 548 - International Human Resource Management 3 hrs
  • MGMT 600 - Leading Innovation and Change 3 hrs
  • MGMT 611 - HR and Technology 3 hrs
  • MGMT 613 - Leadership in Business Organizations: Theory and Practice 3 hrs
  • MGMT 615 - Organization Design and Strategy 3 hrs
  • MGMT 616 - Negotiation and Influence Applications for Business 3 hrs
  • MGMT 618 - Staffing Organizations 3 hrs
  • MGMT 620 - Compensation Management 3 hrs
  • MGMT 621 - Benefits Administration 3 hrs
  • MGMT 622 - Current Issues in Human Resources Management 3 hrs
  • MGMT 625 - Management in Unionized Settings 3 hrs
  • MGMT 638 - Building Continuous Improvement Teams 3 hrs
  • MGMT 648 - Communication and Organizational Effectiveness 3 hrs
  • MGMT 696 - Strategic Management 3 hrs

Program Total: 30 hours