MBA Curriculum

The MBA in Human Resource Management at MVNU prepares you for executive roles in human resource management by providing skills in human resource leadership, training and development, and compensation and benefits. It consists of the 9-course, 27-credit-hour Graduate Business Core, which allows you to start the graduate business program without declaring which concentration you intend to pursue. Concentrations consist of 3 program-specific courses, for a total of 36 credit hours.

While we pride ourselves on the quality of our programs and our supportive faculty, we believe you'll experience much more at MVNU—a program that focuses on the development of the individual as a whole person. The value of our program is enhanced through the outstanding customer service and personal interest we provide to help you achieve success.

Learn how to start the enrollment process for the MBA in Human Resource Management program today.

Graduate Business Core

The foundational course, Ethics, Leadership, and Faith, must be your first course, while Strategic Management must be your final course.

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MANG6113Ethical Leadership 3
MANG6023Organizational Behavior 3
MANG6123Legal Issues in Management 3
ECON6083Managerial Economics 3
MARK6003Marketing Management 3
MANG6093 Global Business 3
ACCT6003 Managerial Accounting 3
FINC6013 Corporate Finance 3
MANG6043Strategic Management 3
Total 27

MBA—Human Resource Management

Specific courses that must be taken for the MBA—Human Resource Management concentration are listed below.

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
HRMG6013Training and Development3
HRMG6023Performance and Reward Systems3
HRMG6003 Strategic Programming in HRM 3
Total 9

Descriptions

Graduate Business Core

MANG6113
Ethical Leadership (3)
An examination of current theories and practices of leadership, along with an exploration of the thesis that effective and ethical leadership lies in a commitment to universal moral principles, including justice, integrity, and compassion. Challenges to this thesis are also examined.

MANG6023
Organizational Behavior (3)
A systematic examination of variables, psychological and sociological, that are important in the comprehension of individual motivation, the managing of groups, interpersonal relationships, and organizational effectiveness, as well as creativity and leadership within the organization.

MANG6123
Legal Issues in Management (3)
A course designed to give students an understanding of the legal concepts, rights, obligations and liabilities faced in the business environment. This course focuses on the arena in which commercial transactions occur and the legal issues that arise with these transactions. It is the goal of this course to prompt students to proactively consider legal issues among the decision dimensions when making a business decision.

ECON6083
Managerial Economics (3)
A study of the concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics theory and policy including the concepts of demand and supply theory, resource and product markets, fiscal and monetary policy, and price theory and profit maximization.

MARK6003
Marketing Management (3)
An introduction to the theory and practical application of marketing principles. Special emphasis is given to developing a framework for analyzing strategic marketing situations by defining target markets and developing a marketing mix related to the market stakeholders of the organization.

MANG6093
Global Business (3)
An intensive course designed to give a thorough understanding of the important dimensions of conducting business internationally. Students will gain an appreciation of the complexities associated with international business including: the importance of cultural differences, choice of modes of entry, strategic marketing strategies, strategic human resource strategies, and important international business theories.

ACCT6003
Managerial Accounting (3)
A comprehensive examination of managerial accounting on the use of accounting data in the management of an organization. What accounting data are interesting and how they might be used depend on what the manager is seeking to accomplish and what other information is available.

FINC6013
Corporate Finance (3)
An advance study of risk management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, the function and role of capital markets, and analysis of financial statements.

MANG6043
Strategic Management (3)
A capstone study of how firms formulate, implement, and evaluate strategies. Students study strategic management concepts and techniques used to chart the future direction of different organizations. The major responsibility of the student is to make objective strategic decisions based on an integrated perspective of the program curriculum and to justify their decisions through oral and written communication.

MBA—Human Resource Management

HRMG6013
Training and Development (3)
A study of the chief learning officer (CLO) or chief knowledge officer (CKO) and how this is viewed as a corporation asset. The course is designed to help human resource administrators improve the effectiveness of employees through learning opportunities and through changes in patterns of relationships among work groups. Special emphasis is given to methods of training, learning and developing all levels of employees.

HRMG6023
Performance and Reward Systems (3)
A study of problem-solving and decision-making skills when managing performance issues and reward incentives in human resources. Special emphasis is given to performance appraisal systems, methods, theory and skill development techniques, workplace performance, salary and wage structures, compensations systems, incentive and reward programs, benefits, and employee motivations. Theories and practical applications are emphasized.

HRMG6003
Strategic Programming in Human Resource Management (3)
An introduction to strategic problem-solving and decision-making to manage the human resource functions of an organization. Processes for managing and evaluating human resource functions are examined: benchmarking, measurement, and evaluation techniques. Other topics include the activities that support and develop employees in a manner that contributes to the organization’s vision, mission, goals and business strategies.

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