Human Resources Management Specialization

Elevate your administration skills to new heights. Choose the Human Resources Management Specialization and focus on topics such as fundamentals of wage and salary programs, interventions, and employee incentives. This specialization can help set you up for success in a multitude of career fields. Your specialization may require prerequisite course work. Please talk to your advisor for more information, or explore related programs such as the human resource management degree.

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Human Resources Management Specialization for Undergraduate Degrees

Elevate your undergraduate degree by adding a specialization in Human Resources Management with the four (4), three (3) credit courses below. You will develop the skills and knowledge critical to effectiveness in this essential organizational management function.

Degrees Offering the Human Resources Management Specialization

Undergraduate Human Resources Management Specialization Courses

BUS 370 Organizational Development

3 Credits

The course overviews how, why, and when to integrate the behavioral sciences with human resources management principles to increase individual and organizational effectiveness. Students will also be introduced to many types of interpersonal, intra-group, inter-group, and organizational interventions that are used to effect comprehensive and lasting changes. Prerequisite: BUS 201,MGT 330 or HCA 459.

BUS 372 Employee & Labor Relations

3 Credits

The course provides students with both the common and complex issues related to human behavior in the workplace as it relates to employee relations, and an examination of relationships among unions, workers, management, laws and government regulation. Prerequisite: BUS 303.

BUS 375 Employee Training

3 Credits

This course provides essential managerial-level comprehension of training theory and its practical applications in the business and management environment. Students learn the functions and duties of training: trainer/developer, the identification and assessment of training needs, program design and development, selection of delivery methods and means of instruction, the implementation of training programs, and evaluation. Prerequisite: BUS 303.

BUS 434 Compensation & Benefits Management

3 Credits

This course reviews the fundamentals of wage and salary programs, including conducting salary surveys, defining compensable factors, adjusting pay structures, evaluating pay differentials, and relating pay to performance. Benefit programs and related employee incentive and service programs are also covered. Prerequisite: BUS 303.

Human Resources Management Specialization for Graduate Degrees

To help companies achieve top performance, The Human Resources team must stay up to date with the current trends and hiring practices. Ashford’s online courses and valuable mobile applications allow you to stay connected and pursue your education on your own schedule. The Human Resources Management graduate specialization is your opportunity to understand how Human Resources impacts organizational results by utilizing hiring strategies that recruit the best talent while helping the organization navigate the ever-changing legal landscape. Get started today with the three (3), three (3) credit courses required for the Human Resource specialization listed below.

Degrees Offering the Human Resources Management Specialization

Graduate Human Resources Management Specialization Courses

BUS 680 Training & Development

3 Credits

This course provides in-depth knowledge of training and performance development concepts essential for line managers or human resource specialists. Beginning with fundamental principles of performance, the course focus is on identifying critical factors in workplace performance and in determining how to analyze the causes of performance problems. Additionally, this course distinguishes between training and development and addresses their complementary functions in the modern organization.

BUS 681 Compensation & Benefits

3 Credits

This course provides in-depth knowledge into compensation theories, policies, systems, and practices, with particular emphasis toward designing effective compensation programs.

BUS 692 Strategies in Human Resource Management

3 Credits

This course examines how to manage human resources effectively in the dynamic legal, social, and economic environment currently impacting organizations. The course examines human resource management in the current business environment and develops alignment with vision, strategy, organizational values, and HR functions. Emphasis is placed on integrating human resource management with the overall business strategy.

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