Recent research on the value of human resource management suggests that the human resource function can be a significant source of competitive advantage for organizations that use evidence-based practices. Because the strategic value of the human resource function is often ignored in undergraduate business programs, the TTU MBA Program offers an ideal place to offer such instruction. The Human Resource Management Concentration offers education on the strategic importance of competent human resource management and the opportunity for students to complete professional certification exams.
To earn a concentration in Human Resource Management, students must successfully complete three courses:
The purpose of this class is to expose students to factors that influence the quality of the employee-employer relationship. Special emphasis will be placed on the effects of managerial behaviors and human resource practices. Specific topics will include a) the connection between employee relations and a company's financial performance, b) the relational aspects of a company's HR practices (e.g., selection, performance appraisal, termination), and c) the importance of fairness and trust perceptions.
This course will focus on the recruitment, selection, and retention of human resources within organizations. Specific topics will include workforce planning, recruiting, selection, and organizational entry. The strategic importance of these topics will be addressed by considering the legal, social, organizational, and technological environments in which staffing decisions are made.
This course will focus on the development, protection, and compensation of human resources within organizations. Specific topics will include performance appraisal and feedback, compensation, benefits, training, and health and safety. The strategic importance of these topics will be addressed by considering the legal, social, organizational, and technological environments in which labor relations decisions are made.
This course will prepare students to function as competent human resource professionals and strategic business partners. Specific topics will include current issues in human resource management, interaction with organizational stakeholders, and human resource interventions. Prerequisite: BMGT 6800 or BMGT 6810 AND one of the following BMGT 6400, BMGT 6900 (Leadership), BMGT 6800, BMGT 6810