Leading and Managing Human Resources Concentration

In addition to the 27 hours of General Course Requirements, the Leading and Managing Human Resources Concentration requires choosing 9 hours from the list below:

  • MGT 5040: Employment Law (3): An examination of regulation of employment relationships in statutory (state and federal), common, and administrative law. Topics will include regulation of hiring, compensation and benefits, termination, and workplace safety. Laws emphasized will include Title 7 of Civil Rights Act, Worker Compensation, Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

  • MGT 5160: Strategic Human Resource Management (3): Designed as a capstone course in the interdisciplinary M.A. degree in Industrial- Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management. A study of human resource policy and strategy and their application to the solution of strategic problems of the firm.

  • MGT 5660: Staffing (3): A study of techniques used in employee selection and placement. Emphasis is on job and task analysis and the application of psychology in recruitment, biographical data, interviewing, work samples, assessment centers, rating scales, and testing.

  • MGT 5661: Performance Management (3): The study of methods used to describe and measure work behavior. Specific attention is given to developing competencies in job analysis and performance management in order to facilitate the evaluation of employee contributions to organizational success. 

  • MGT 5671: Training and Development (3): A study of the roles, functions, and skills of human resource development professionals. Consideration given to such topics as the philosophy and psychology of HRD, the design and implementation of training and development programs, and the major program areas and organizational settings for HRD.

  • MGT 5672: Advanced Organizational Psychology (3): An examination of theory and research focused on individual and social processes in organizations. Topics include organizational research methods, job attitudes, mood, work stress, motivation, leadership, work groups and teams, prosocial behaviors, organizational culture and climate, and organizational theory and structure.

  • MGT 5700. Contemporary Issues in Management and Leadership (3): This course is designed to explore theories and practical applications of management and leadership in organizational settings. The major emphasis is on building the managerial and leadership skills necessary to diagnose and provide remedies for organizational level problems. Subjects covered include: management, leadership, strategic vision, organizational culture and values, motivation and empowerment, teams, leading diversity, and leading organizational change.

  • MGT 5770: Business Ethics (3): A study of the economic, political, social and legal environments within which business processes take place and how such environments affect the decisions that businesses and managers make.

  • PSY 5070: Organizational Behavior Management (3): This seminar course will review current topics in the field of Organizational Behavior Management-Performance Management (OBM-PM). Readings and class discussion in Part 1 of the seminar will cover the application of the three-term contingency (ABC Analysis) and behavior analysis assessment issues. Part 2 of the seminar will focus on intervention strategies that have empirical evidence of their effectiveness in changing behavior in organizational settings. These include training, prompting, stimulus control, reinforcement, differential reinforcement, punishment, goal setting and feedback, and modeling. Part 3 of the seminar will allow the class to investigate recent topics in OBM (i.e., response generalization, establishing operations, resistance to change, rumors and gossip). Additionally, students will engage in an OBM related research project that will be developed into a Scholarly Product.

  • MBA 5800: Practicum:  Business practica are available in the form of various community or university-based projects. MBA 5800 may be repeated for a total credit of six semester hours.