CORE CURRICULUM: All students take a set of nine core courses (total of 21 credits), which provide a solid foundation of HR business knowledge and skills. These include, but are not limited to: Foundations of Human Capital Management, Quantitative Methods and Metrics, Managing Inclusion and Cultural Diversity, HR Information Systems, HR Analytics, and Organizational Behavior.
ELECTIVES: Students apply knowledge from the core curriculum towards elective courses (total of 6 credits). This pathway allows students to develop their own specialization in human capital management competencies.
CAPSTONE: The Capstone experience (total of 3 credits) allows students to synthesize the knowledge which they have acquired throughout the program through an extensive business simulation conducted in the Special Projects course, working on a business project with a current organization in the Capstone Applied Project course, or by completing a Research Thesis. The Special Projects simulation is programmed to simulate a profit or nonprofit organization that is in manufacturing or service. Typical decision variables involve wages, replacing employees, hiring, promoting from within, training costs for promotions, fringe benefits, budget for other activities, safety, employee participation programs, grievances, human resources information systems, performance appraisal programs, affirmative action program, production levels, overtime, employee morale, turnover, and absenteeism. The Capstone Applied Project requires students to identify and work on an organizational project in an organization that they are currently a part of or in an organization that has granted approval for the capstone project. Students are expected to establish objectives, plan their strategy and then make decisions dictated by these plans. The Thesis must demonstrate the student’s ability to conduct comprehensive research and articulate original ideas and thought processes that make a practical contribution to the existing body of knowledge in the field of human resources.