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Extended Programs

Program

Human Resource Management and Organizational Development

Advisor: Dr. Fraya Wagner-Marsh
466 Owen Building
734.487.3240
fwagnerm@emich.edu
www.mshrod.emich.edu

Objectives

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. To prepare professionals who understand and apply human resource and organizational development techniques in ways that lead to greater organizational effectiveness.

Admission Requirements

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

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

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 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

Notes:

* 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 .