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Online MS in Human Resource Management

The 100% Online Master of Science in Human Resource Management is designed for experienced HR professionals, building upon your existing knowledge to prepare you for advancement in the profession.

Core Requirements (27 Semester Credits)

Course Description

This course provides an overview of Human Resources Management (HRM) theory and HR managers’ role in a variety of organizational settings. Topics include employee motivation and performance, pay, staffing, training and development, health and safety, and conflict resolution.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course provides an in-depth approach to ethical, legal and social responsibility topics and issues, which influence human resource management decision-making. Readings and case studies will stimulate critical thinking and collaborative group discussions that address various current ethical and legal issues/topics for the 21st century human resource management professional.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course students study a human resources management approach to develop a competency-based culture in organizations. The focus is on systems and processes used to develop and achieve optimal employee performance, organizational efficiency and effectiveness, and competitive advantage. Topics addressed include models of organizational competency, education, training and professional development activities, Total Quality Management (TQM) and competency based HRM.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course explores Human Resource Management theories and tools needed to implement an effective change process within the organization. Course topics will include the aspects of change, the resistance to change, team development, reorganization and downsizing, and the changing nature of the workplace. Students explore key theories that are applied through practice and analysis concerning workplace changes and the associated effects on employees and the organization.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course students explore the role and responsibilities of the Human Resource Manager developing and maintaining assessments. Students learn about the Performance Management System designed for improving organizational effectiveness. Special topics include setting performance standards, developing a plan for development, providing feedback, measuring and evaluating progress towards goals, managing performance gaps and using positive and progressive discipline. The aforementioned topics and more will assist students in learning how engaging employees in a thoughtful and thorough performance assessment process can enhance employee engagement, motivation, and retention rates.

Credits

3

Course Description

The course provides students with an analysis of the legal environment governing the employee and labor relations. Special topics include legislation such as Equal Employment Opportunity, ADA, FMLA, sexual harassment, Civil Rights Act and other labor laws and are discussed. Students have an opportunity to evaluate the impact of the current legislation on the management and efficiency of human resources in organizations.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course focuses on the role of the HRM regarding the impact of diversity in labor relations in global organizations. Specifically students explore HR management in organizations operating in a cross cultural and diverse working environment. Special topics include the role of race, gender, ethnic origin and tradition in creating an efficient, rewarding and harmonious work place in a global setting.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course, students explore the crucial role of the HRM in implementing strategy and planning in an organization. By developing an HR Strategic Plan, students learn how to align the human resource management and policies with the organizational strategy.

Credits

3

Course Description

The Capstone Course is the final course in the MHRM degree program. The capstone is intended to demonstrate the student’s ability to integrate all facets of concepts learned in Human Resource Management and apply lessons learned to a real-world project.

Credits

3

Training and Development Concentration (9)

Course Description

This course focuses on training and development practices and the underlying theories and tools. Special emphasis is placed on the role of Human Resources professionals’ role in instructional design, program evaluation and learning theories relevant to training and development, along with legal considerations in the implantation of training and development.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course provides an in-depth examination of management and leadership topics that are relevant and applicable to Human Resource Management. Special topics include management competencies, theories of leadership, effective communication, job satisfaction, and leading change.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course provides the Human Resource Manager (HRM) the theories and tools needed to implement a successful coaching program and culture within an organization. Organizations expect managers and staff at all levels to perform highly in meeting the vision, mission and goals. Special emphasis is on the HRM role regarding coaching in the organization, which provide development and skills to managers and employees at all levels.

Credits

3

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Concentration (9)

Course Description

TBD

Credits

3

Course Description

This course focuses on how to define diversity in the workplace today, the benefits of fostering workplace diversity, and important considerations in programs aimed to enhance and retain a diverse workforce. Organizational mission, teams, and leadership support are also examined in relation to workplace diversity efforts. Students will also learn about various approaches to diversity management and benchmarks.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course is concentrated on workplace practices and programs that build an open climate that does not disenfranchise groups of employees or protected classes. The course examines elements of bias that can enter decision making and how to counteract workplace bias. In addition, the course addresses workplace inclusion throughout the employment life cycle.

Credits

3

Employee Engagement and Total Rewards Concentration (9)

Course Description

This course examines how employee engagement can drive organizational performance. Students will explore the importance of aligning engagement with the organization’s strategic goals. Additionally, the course examines how to review employee engagement data and indicators to design and deliver human resource intervention programs.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students will examine how workplace performance relates to employee motivation. Methods and techniques to enhance employee motivation are explored. Factors such as financial, well-being, and career planning are explored in connection with driving employee motivation to excel. Finally, students will examine how having a motivated workforce can drive organizational performance and strategy.

Credits

3

Course Description

The focus of this course is on strategic benefits and compensation systems designed to recruit, retain, and motivate personnel. Employee engagement and motivation are examined from a rewards and recognition standpoint. An examination of rewards programs, including the design, structure, and costing of programs are evaluated. Finally, students will learn about considerations with benefit programs including regulatory and fiduciary responsibilities.

Credits

3

Tuition Information

TUW’s tuition is $500 per semester credit. A range of tuition assistance programs are available to prospective students to help reduce the out-of-pocket expenses associated with continued education, including scholarships and students loans. Many employers offer tuition assistance programs, so make sure to check to find out if additional financial support is available to you. TUW tuition assistance counselors are available to determine your eligibility for financial aid and other tuition assistance programs.

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Program Requirements

Students must complete 12 courses, 11 standard courses and one three-credit capstone, taken last.

Concentrations include the following:

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Admission Requirements

Students seeking to attend TUW must meet one of the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution; international bachelor’s degree students must see “international student admissions” in the catalog.
  2. Graduate transfer students must be in good academic standing (minimum GPA of 2.75).
  3. International students must have a paper-based TOEFL score of 500, or a computer-based score of 173, or an online score of 61. TUW TOEFL code is 3157.
  4. Cumulative 2.5 GPA.

Students, who meet one of the above criteria, will be required to complete the following steps in order to be admitted and enrolled:

  1. Submit an application.
  2. Submit official transcripts from all previously attended institutions. Transcripts must come directly from the issuing institutions. Students who completed college coursework outside the U.S. must have their transcripts translated and evaluated (see foreign credit for additional information).