Human Resources Management (MA)


George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology

Program Description

The goal of the human resources management degree is to prepare human resource professionals to deal with the complexities and challenges of managing today's workforce. The program content is designed to provide a comprehensive coverage of the major human resource responsibilities, addressing strategic and operational aspects. The courses involve both practical and theoretical considerations in the professional development of men and women in the field of human resources in such settings as business, industry, government, and nonprofit organizations and institutions.

The Walker School of Business & Technology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for BS, BA, MBA, MA, MS, and doctoral programs in the Business and Management departments.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to explain the important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques, and theories used in human resources management.
  • Students will be able to effectively apply important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques, and theories used in human resources management when analyzing situations.
  • Students will be able to effectively integrate important facts, concepts, principles, and theories used in human resources management when developing solutions or analyzing situations.

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Program Curriculum

The 36 credit hours required for the master of arts (MA) or the 51 credit hours required for the master of business administration (MBA) must include the following courses for a major/emphasis in human resources management:

  • HRMG 5000 Managing¬†Human Resources¬†(Requisite Course) (3 hours)
  • MNGT 5590 Organizational Behavior (3 hours)
  • BUSN 5200 Basic Finance for Managers (3 hours)
  • HRDV 5610 Training and Development (3 hours)
  • HRMG 5700 Employment Law (3 hours)
  • HRMG 5800 Staffing (3 hours)
  • HRMG 5920 Compensation (3 hours)
  • HRMG 5930 Labor-Management Relations (3 hours)
  • HRMG 6000 Integrated Studies in Human Resources Management (3 hours)

In addition, the student chooses elective courses offered in this major and/or from the program curricula of other George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology majors.

If the requisite course is waived, the student must choose an elective course from this major or from the program curriculum of another George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology major. Students pursuing dual majors who have the requisite course(s) waived will complete only the remaining required courses for the dual majors.

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Admission

Students who are interested in applying to this degree program should see the Admission Section of this catalog for general requirements.

Send all admission materials to:

Office of Admissions
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

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