MBA: Strategic Human Resource Management Concentration
Human resources are of paramount concern within organizations. Whatever the financial or physical resources available to an organization may be, it is the human resources that have the greatest influence on the organization’s ability to succeed. This MBA concentration in Strategic Human Resource Management aims to prepare students for influential and strategic work in the field of HR: leadership, management and administration.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has recognized the George Fox University MBA with a concentration in Strategic Human Resource Management as fully aligned with that organization's suggested core content guidelines for graduate programs in HR Management. George Fox University is the only university in the Pacific Northwest with a graduate degree that has earned this recognition.
BUSG 591 Foundations of Strategic HR Management (3 credits)
This course examines the role and function HR Management and its strategic value to organizations. Specifically, learning will focus on HRM philosophies, advanced topics in employment law, labor and employee relations, managing risk, effective recruitment, selection, alignment, and deployment of people and teams in organizations.
BUSG 592 Human Resource Management Strategies and Practices (3 credits)
This course emphasizes the strategic role of human resource management and the strategic responsibility of the HR practitioner. Key areas of influence explored include, but are not limited to, workforce planning and talent management, corporate social responsibility, total rewards, HR information systems and the HR implications of globalization.
BUSG 593 Human Resource Development and High Performance Organizations (3 credits)
HR is a critical component in developing a high performance organization. This course focuses on training and developing, large-scale change (including mergers and acquisitions), performance management and measuring HR outcomes.