Part-Time MBA: Strategic Human Resource Management Concentration

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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 George Fox MBA concentration in Strategic Human Resource Management has been designed to align with the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) Exam Content Outline. Students who complete the Strategic HR concentration are provided the opportunity to take an HRCI certification practice exam to identify any additional content that should be studied prior to taking an HR certification exam.


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.

Course schedules are designed to accommodate students from several different cohorts. Students in the Saturday format will have a limited number of weeknight classes during the concentration work in their second year.

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