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Darla Moore School of Business

  • MHR students working on a project in a Moore School conference room


The Master of Human Resources program features a rigorous curriculum with an emphasis on the role of strategic HR, teaching you to not only manage change but to help employers improve organizational effectiveness and ultimately become more successful in their industries. The program takes a “generalist”-oriented approach to course content, allowing you to learn about the wide variety of career options that are available to HR professionals.

The 45-credit MHR can be completed in a year and a half, including the required six credit-hour internship, with an optional study abroad trip.

  • MGMT 701: HR and the Global Firm
  • MGMT 719: Management of Compensation
  • MGMT 720: Staffing
  • MGMT 721: Employment Relations Law
  • MGMT 722: Labor Relations
  • MGMT 725: Human Resource Metrics and Research Methods
  • MGMT 726: Human Resources and Business Strategy
  • MGMT 730: Consulting and Organizational Development in MNCs
  • MGMT 772: Employee and Leadership Development
  • MGMT 727: Internship or Practicum in Human Resources

The human resources internship is a six-credit-hour practicum that will take place in the summer between your spring and final fall semester. The internship is typically between eight and 12 weeks long. In addition to the work requirement, students also have required coursework to complete throughout the internship. Ultimately, the responsibility for obtaining an internship is the student's. However, the Office of Career Management works directly with students to help facilitate the search. The OCM helps with frequent career counseling, resume building, networking, career fairs and employee relations.

Choose four:

  • ACCT 728: Financial Accounting* 
  • ACCT 729: Managerial Accounting*
  • ACCT 738: Financial Statement Analysis
  • BADM 790: Recruiting
  • ECON 720: Managerial Economics
  • IBUS 717: Managing Cross-Border Teams
  • IBUS 734: International Business Negotiations
  • IBUS 750: Exploring Global Business 
  • MGMT 737: Advanced HR Metrics
  • MGMT 750: Finance for Human Resource Professionals*
  • MGMT 770: Competing Through People
  • MKTG 701: Marketing Management

*These courses are typically required based on the quantitative needs of HR professionals. 

Enrich Your Experience by Studying Abroad

One of the most unique aspects of the MHR program is the opportunity to take part in an optional international immersion trip, which is scheduled over spring break. In recent years, participating students traveled to Singapore.

During the one-week visit, students have the chance to experience the unique culture of Singapore and learn about HR from a global perspective. The tuition for this course is covered in the overall fee as an elective. There is an additional cost that covers most meals, hotel accommodation, internal transport and entry fees to various sites.


Course Descriptions

Directs attention to accounting concepts, conventions and assumptions for an understanding of the content and underlying principles of financial statements.

Directs attention to an understanding of the manner in which accounting aids management by providing information for decision-making and control of operations.

Analysis of financial statements for profitability and risk assessment and for firm and segment valuation.

Learn and develop recruiting strategies to attract and retain top talent. Emphasis on real-world application through project management and communication skills.

The application of microeconomic concepts to managerial decisions. The concepts include demand, cost, market structure, pricing, profitability and strategic behavior.

How the presence of members from multiple national cultures and multiple national locations affect the functioning of teams within the multinational corporation.

Examines how decision-makers in business and government settings manage the process and outcomes of negotiations. Cross-cultural negotiations in a global business environment.

The course examines in detail the business issues of a specific region as they impact the conduct of global business.

An analysis of selected employment and labor relations problems and practices viewed from a comparative, cross-national perspective and the perspective of a multinational enterprise.

Topics in compensation on a rotating basis include job analysis, internal alignment and consistency, extrinsic and intrinsic motivation, benefits, performance management systems, external pay comparisons, compensation validation, turnover and executive compensation.

Topics in staffing on a rotating basis include job analysis, recruitment, test validation, selection systems and other subjects.

The law of employment relations. Policy and practice in areas such as equal employment, wages and hours, employee health and safety, pensions, and labor relations.

An analysis of some of the major problems faced by managers in their dealings with organizations representing employees. Primary emphasis is on the negotiation of labor agreements and the handling of problems arising under them. The public policy aspect of these problems is also considered.

Research methods in personnel and employment relations. Emphasis on problem identification and hypothesis development, proper research design, application of analytic strategies and strengthening research report writing skills.

Designed to provide an overview of the basic building blocks of the strategic management process. Provides a framework that shows how the HR function can be better leveraged to support organizational strategies and goals in multinational companies.

Includes a report analyzing the experience.

Restructuring and transformation initiatives within multinational organizations as internal consultants or change agents.

Provides an applied human resources experiential project where students work under close faculty supervision to solve real-world business challenges using applied research and analytical skills.

Theory and fundamentals of analysis and decision-making in financial management.

A study of the nature of organizations, their design, their structure, their processes and problems inherent in organizations (e.g. coordination, conflict, communications, power usage and politics).

Examination of methods of employee development and organizational change efforts designed to increase organizational effectiveness with an emphasis on planning, design, management and evaluation of intervention programs.

Marketing function with emphasis on the procedures and techniques for analyzing, planning and implementing marketing strategies and tactics related to product, pricing, communication and distribution decisions.

These courses are examples of those offered in the past and may be subject to change or availability.

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