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Administration: Human Resources Administration Concentration, M.S.A.

College of Education and Human Services

222 Rowe Hall; 989-774-6525

Course Designator:

MSA - Master of Science in Administration

Minimum Totals for Graduation: 36 hours

The Human Resources Administration concentration provides a program of study for the student who is pursuing, or intends to pursue, a career in the field of Human Resources. The concentration is designed to provide students with an overall background in the field as well as in the specific areas of Labor Relations, Staffing, Training and Organization Development. Students will select 15-18 credits in consultation with their advisor.

Program Requirements

 

Human Resources Administration

 

Master of Science in Administration Core Requirements

See Master of Science in Administration for:

  • Admission Requirements, Retention and Termination Standards
  • Accelerated Master of Science in Administration
  • Required Core I (15 hours)
  • Required Core II (3 hours)

Course Requirements (15-18 hours)

Guide to Choosing Courses:

Students are required to take one course from Category 1, preferably before taking other courses in the concentration. In order to produce the strongest preparation, it is recommended that students take one course from Categories 2 and 3 and two courses from Category 4.

Category 1 - Survey of Human Resources Administration Courses (Required)

Take one of the following, preferably before taking other courses in the concentration.

MGT 643Human Resource Management

3(3-0)

PAD 711Public Personnel Management

3(3-0)

Category 2 - Labor Relations Courses

It is recommended that students take one of the following:

COM 665Seminar in Communication and Negotiation in Employee Relations

3(3-0)

ECO 515Collective Bargaining and Labor Law

3(3-0)

MGT 646Labor Relations Issues

3(3-0)

MSA 618International and Comparative Employment Relations

3(3-0)

Note: Students may not count both ECO 515 and MGT 646 on a certificate or degree program.

Category 3 - Training and Organization Development Courses

It is recommended that students take one of the following:

CED 555Human Relations Skills

3(3-0)

COM 560Communication and Social/Organizational Change

3(3-0)

COM 561Communication in Conflict Management

3(3-0)

MGT 649Seminar in Organizational Development

3(3-0)

MSA 502Workforce Improvement Strategies in Corporate/Non-profit Organizations

3(3-0)

MSA 503Gender and Generational Supervision

3(3-0)

MSA 530WIFoundations of Wellness Administration

3(3-0)

MSA 573WIWorkplace Violence: Awareness and Prevention

3(3-0)

Note: Students may not count both COM 560 and COM 561 within the HRA concentration.

Category 4 - Staffing Courses

It is recommended that students take two of the following:

MGT 645Personnel Compensation Practice and Process

3(3-0)

MGT 647Employee Selection and Evaluation

3(3-0)

MSA 506Evaluation, Coaching and Mentoring

3(3-0)

MSA 608Succession Planning

3(3-0)

MSA 647People and Project Administration

3(3-0)

PSY 536Personnel Psychology

3(3-0)

PSY 636Advanced Personnel Psychology

3(3-0)

Note: Students may not count both MGT 647 and PSY 536 on a certificate or degree program.

Cognate Courses (0-3 hours)

Select any course offered within any MSA degree program concentration in consultation with an academic advisor: A course outside of the MSA program must be approved by the MSA Director. The MSA 690, Internship, course must be planned in advance and approved by the MSA Director. Special topics courses may be used as a cognate or may be available for specific concentrations.

 
MSA 690Internship

1-3(Spec)

MSA 696Special Topics

3(3-0)

 

Total: 36 semester hours

Note: No more than a total of 15 hours of College of Business courses may be used on the program plan.