Human Resources and Organizational Development
Eastern Michigan University offers a variety of graduate programs in human resources and management which are designed to fit the needs of professionals working in the field. These are:
- Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development
- Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (Also offered online)
- Graduate Certificate in Organizational Development
Both of the graduate certificate programs are "for credit," which means that later on, if you decide to pursue an MBA or a master's in human resource management and organizational development, your graduate courses can be applied to that master's degree. All the courses have been developed with your busy schedule in mind and are conveniently offered on alternating Saturdays in Livonia and evenings in Ypsilanti with many of the courses also available online. You can enter the certificate programs without taking the GMAT or GRE and without business foundation courses. And if you already have a master's degree, the graduate certificates furthers enhance your human resources and organizational development knowledge and skills.
The graduate degree programs of EMU's College of Business provide professional preparation for management careers. The primary purpose of these programs is to provide the high-level, professional education needed to enhance the career opportunities of men and women currently employed in business, industry and public service positions in southeastern Michigan.
Number of Credits
- 18 core credit hours
- 12 elective credit hours
30 total credit hours
EMU's College of Business is respected globally and is fully accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), placing EMU among the nation's top business schools.
Program of Study
The Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development (HROD/MS-BU) requires 18 core and 12 elective credit hours (30 total). Students who lack sufficient undergraduate coursework in business may be required to take additional foundational/prerequisite coursework (see "Foundation/Prerequisite Courses" below).
- MGMT 505 Organizational Theory and Behavior (3)
- MGMT 509 Human Resource Management (3)
- MGMT 602 Theories and Techniques of Organizational Development (3)
- MGMT 610 Diagnostic and Research Methods in Organizations (3) [Undergraduate statistics is a prerequisite.]
- MGMT 628 Human Resource Development (3)
- MGMT 688 Practicum in HRM/OD (3) or MGMT 692 Thesis (3)
Additional electives may be substituted for MGMT 505 and MGMT 509 if equivalent undergraduate courses were successfully completed within the last five years.
Elective Courses (12 credit hours):
- MGMT 611 HR and Technology (3)
- MGMT 613 Leadership in Business Organizations: Theory and Practice (3)
- MGMT 615 Organizational Design and Strategy (3)
- MGMT 616 Negotiation and Influence Applications for Business (3)
- MGMT 618 Staffing Organizations (3)
- MGMT 620 Compensation Management (3)
- MGMT 621 Benefits Administration (3)
- MGMT 622 Current Issues in HR/OD (3)
- MGMT 625 Management in Unionized Settings (3)
- MGMT 638 Building Continuous Improvement Teams (3)
- MGMT 648 Communications and Organizational Development (3)
- LAW 540 Employment Law
- Other advisor-approved electives
- DS 501 Introduction Probability and Statistics for Business (3) or an undergraduate statistics course
- Demonstrated proficiency in using computer applications including Word, PowerPoint and Excel/Lotus spreadsheets.
- Nine hours of graduate or undergraduate business (non-management) courses spread across three business functional areas (marketing, law, economics, accounting, finance). Three hours of the nine must be either accounting or finance.
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