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.
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.
To prepare professionals who understand and apply human resource and organizational development techniques in ways that lead to greater organizational effectiveness.
Criteria for degree admission include a resume, and the following:
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:
or an undergraduate statistics course
Twelve hours from the following:
Or other advisor-approved electives
* Students with an undergraduate course in organizational theory and behavior may be required to substitute an elective for MGMT 505 .
** Students with an undergraduate course in human resources management/personnel administration or equivalent may be required to substitute an elective for MGMT 509 - Strategic Human Resource Management .