Master's in Human Resources Management
On-Campus Course Schedule for Summer 2024

24 Jul 12-1pm ET
Human Resources Management—Virtual Sample Class  
19 Sep 12-1pm ET
Master's in Human Resources Management Webinar  

Learning & Development

In our increasingly dynamic and digital world, the skills and capabilities that employees need to succeed are changing rapidly. Learning and Development (L&D;) is no longer a luxury, with business leaders looking to HR professionals to upskill and reskill employees in the most cost-efficient and time-effective manner as they executive their organizational strategy. This course focuses on the most important theoretical and practical factors in designing and implementing outcome-based L&D; programs, from needs assessment, to learning and transfer of training, program design, and evaluating learning impact. You will also explore learner-centered traditional and technology-based training methods, and proven frameworks for developing career growth. Modeling rigorous instructional design strategies, the course provides a set of practical tools and actionable techniques that will help you build a solid foundation in L&D.; You will gain the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to take on the skills challenge, as well as future learning and talent development challenges.

Note: This course meet via Zoom on the day and time listed.

  • Course #: MPHR-6200-40
  • CRN: 19709
  • Instructors: Tokar, J. , Trusty, M.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024
  • Class Meetings:
    • Mon 5:15 PM - 8:15 PM


People Analytics & Strategy

As a new age of data and analytics unravels, the datafication of HR is revolutionizing people management at an unprecedented speed and scale. HR professionals with strong analytical abilities are now in high demand, as the field moves beyond basic descriptive analytics and reporting, to leveraging predictive analytics to drive business performance. This advanced HR analytics course explores the intersection of strategy, HR, and data analytics, putting people at the heart of strategy. From conducting rigorous data analysis and interpretation to making persuasive data visualizations, you will learn how to transform people data into actionable insights to better attract, develop, motivate, and retain talent. The course also provides practical frameworks and tools for evaluating HR initiatives to demonstrate return on investment (ROI) on HR programs. You will gain hands-on experience working with large data sets, real-world cases, and industry-standard technology and analytics tools, and develop the knowledge and skills needed to improve people decision-making and strategy execution in organizations.

Note: This course meets online via Zoom on the day and time listed.

  • Course #: MPHR-7600-40
  • CRN: 19712
  • Instructor: Jones, R.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024
  • Class Meetings:
    • Tue 5:15 PM - 8:15 PM


Theories of Diversity & Inclsn

Understanding and making differences matter has become a strategic imperative with rapidly changing workforce demographics and increasing global interconnectedness. As a result, the study and practice of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), which are based on the social and normative construction of differences, have taken on heightened importance. This course explores contemporary and emerging DEI trends and challenges, and the theoretical underpinnings of the field of DEI in the American and global historical context. It provides foundational theories, models, and concepts required to develop effective diversity and inclusion strategies and programs. Practitioner values, ethics, agency and competencies are closely examined throughout the course, to help you understand the critical role of diversity and HR professionals in building a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. Through case studies, portfolio coaching, and a variety of experiential exercises, you will learn the fundamentals of DEI and develop the knowledge and skills required to help organizations leverage diversity for competitive advantage.

Note: This course meets via Zoom on the day and times listed

  • Course #: MPHR-7300-40
  • CRN: 19710
  • Instructor: Pinnock, S.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024
  • Class Meetings:
    • Thu 5:15 PM - 8:15 PM


Workplace Investigations

Workplace conflict and misconduct — from discrimination to harassment, bullying, retaliation, conflict of interest, and other inappropriate behavior — are on the rise. These pose serious legal, social, reputational, and financial risks to employers and can negatively impact employee morale and performance. HR professionals can help organizations navigate this challenge by effectively responding to and investigating complaints involving potential violations of law or company policy. This course explores procedures and best practices for managing workplace investigations end-to-end, from complaints intake to investigation planning, interviewing witnesses, gathering and evaluating evidence, and preparing an investigative report. Beyond investigations, you will learn strategies and techniques for resolving conflict, including arbitration, mediation, negotiation, and facilitation, as well as how to institutionalize measures to prevent a recurrence of misconduct. Through case study analyses, practice-based exercises, simulations, and expert feedback, you will gain the practical knowledge and skills required to conduct prompt, thorough, and fair investigations and manage conflict appropriately.

Note: This course meets online via Zoom on the day and time listed.

  • Course #: MPHR-7550-40
  • CRN: 19711
  • Instructors: Perkins, H. , Rizzo, M.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 5:15 PM - 8:15 PM