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. The course content reviews HR topics that will help prepare students to take the HRCI certification practice 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, employee experience, total rewards, managing risk, and HR implications of globalization.

BUSG 592 - Human Capital Management (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, recruitment and selection,  workforce planning, talent management, corporate social responsibility, and HR information systems and analytics.

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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