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Human Resources and Industrial Relations M.A.

CSOM Work & Organizations
Industrial Relations Center
Curtis L. Carlson School of Management
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Contact Information
Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies, Suite 3-300 Carlson School of Management, 321 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-2500; fax: 612-624-8360)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 48
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Arts
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
Human resources and industrial relations (HRIR) students study the employment relationship. Teaching and research are guided by the belief that the employment relationship must be investigated through the lenses of different disciplines using systems thinking. The professional master of arts degree is for individuals interested in private and public sector careers in human resource management, labor relations, and related fields. The curriculum is structured around the core HRIR areas of staffing, training, and development; compensation and benefits; and labor relations and collective bargaining. It is rooted in key concepts from the social and behavioral sciences and business, such as organizational behavior and theory, labor market analysis, leadership, and strategy. Quantitative analysis of employment problems and issues are also included. Master's candidates are encouraged to choose electives to support a generalist orientation with key business knowledge.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Entering students have undergraduate degrees in many subjects ranging from the fine arts to engineering. The most common undergraduate majors of incoming students are in the areas of psychology, business, economics, human resource development, and speech communication. An undergraduate course in microeconomics must be completed with a grade of at least C before enrolling.
Special Application Requirements:
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation, a complete set of transcripts, a résumé, a personal statement and GRE or GMAT scores. Applicants whose native language is not English must also submit score results from the TOEFL or IELTS. Students may enter the full-time M.A. program in the fall and the part-time M.A. program in either the fall or spring semesters. The application deadlines are June 15 for fall admission and October 15 for spring admission. The M.A. financial aid deadline for fall semester is February 1. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
  • GMAT
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
    • Reading Score: 6.5
    • Writing Score: 6.5
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan C: Plan C requires 40 major credits and 8 credits outside the major. There is no final exam.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 2.80 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 2 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
The MA is offered as a coursework-only program with day (full-time) and evening (part-time) options. Major coursework includes 6001, 6111, 6301, 6401, 6441, 6501, 6701, 6801, and elective credits in HRIR. At least 8 credits must be earned in related fields. Commonly selected related fields include accounting, finance, operations management, managerial communications, economics, human resource development, law, psychology, public affairs, sociology, and research methods.
Core Courses
24 credits required
HRIR 6001 - Business Principles for the HRIR Professional (4.0 cr)
HRIR 6111 - Using Data and Metrics in Human Resources and Industrial Relations (4.0 cr)
HRIR 6301 - Staffing, Training, and Development (4.0 cr)
HRIR 6401 - Organizational Theory Foundations of High-Impact HRIR (2.0 cr)
HRIR 6441 - Organizational Behavior Foundations of High-Impact HRIR (2.0 cr)
HRIR 6501 - Compensation and Benefits (4.0 cr)
HRIR 6701 - Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining (4.0 cr)
Capstone
HRIR 6801 - HRIR in Practice: Strategy, Execution, and Ethics (2.0 cr)
Economic Issues Analysis
2 credits required
HRIR 5655 - Public Policies on Work and Pay (3.0 cr)
or HRIR 5662 - Personnel Economics (2.0 cr)
Electives
Take 20 or more credit(s) including 2 or more sub-requirements(s) from the following:
HRIR Electives
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HRIR 5000 - Topics in HRIR (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 5222 - Managing Diversity (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 5252 - Employment and Labor Law for the HRIR Professional (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 5442 - Employee Performance Management: Strategies, Systems, and Skills (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 5443 - Principles of Effective Coaching (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 6000 - Graduate Topics in Human Resources and Industrial Relations (1.0-8.0 cr)
· HRIR 6114 - Human Resource Information Systems (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 6223 - International Human Resource Management (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 6302 - Staffing and Selection: Strategic and Operational Concerns (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 6303 - Employee Training: Creating a Learning Organization (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 6304 - Employee Development: Creating a Competitive Advantage (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 6444 - Employee Motivation, Engagement, and Well-being (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 6465 - Leadership and Personal Development (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 6484 - Management of Groups (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 6502 - Compensation Theory and Applications (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 6503 - Employer-Sponsored Employee Benefit Programs (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 6504 - Executive Compensation (2.0 cr)
· HRIR 5992 - Independent Study in Human Resources and Industrial Relations (1.0-8.0 cr)
· Related Field
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MCOM 5400 - Managerial Communications for the HR Professional (2.0 cr)
· MBA 6030 - Financial Accounting (3.0 cr)
· MBA 6220 - Operations Management (3.0 cr)
· MBA 6230 - Financial Management (3.0 cr)
· MBA 6210 - Marketing Management (3.0 cr)
· MBA 6300 - Strategic Management (3.0 cr)
· MBA 6315 - The Ethical Environment of Business (2.0 cr)
· MCOM 5510 - Persuasive Writing in Business (2.0 cr)
· MCOM 5530 - Strategies and Skills for Managerial Presentations (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 6004 - Negotiation Strategies (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 6033 - Managing the Strategy Process (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 6040 - International Strategy and Organization (2.0 cr)
· MGMT 6050 - Management of Innovation and Change (2.0 cr)
· OLPD 5048 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5201 - Strategies for Teaching Adults (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5202 - Perspectives of Adult Learning and Development (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5310 {Inactive} (1.0 cr)
· OLPD 5611 - Facilitation and Meeting Skills (1.0 cr)
· OLPD 5616 - Training on the Internet (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5619 - Planning and Decision-Making Skills (1.0 cr)
· OLPD 5816 - Distance Learning in Adult Education and Training (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5822 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 5829 - Course Development for Business and Industry (2.0 cr)
· OLPD 5033 - Foundations of Individual/Organizational Career Development (3.0 cr)
· IDSC 6471 - Knowledge Management (2.0 cr)
· IDSC 6040 - Information Technology Management (2.0 cr)
· IDSC 6481 - Managerial Decision Making (2.0 cr)
· LAW 6203 - Labor Law (2.0 cr)
· LAW 6631 - Employment Discrimination (3.0 cr)
· LAW 6632 - Employment Law (3.0 cr)
· LAW 6833 - Alternative Dispute Resolution (2.0-3.0 cr)
· LAW 6954 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
· MILI 6992 - Healthcare Delivery Innovations:Optimizing Cost and Quality (2.0 cr)
· PA 5251 - Strategic Planning and Management (3.0 cr)
· PA 5401 - Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6120 - Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6170 - Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6542 - Management of Health Care Organizations (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6700 - Foundations of Public Health (3.0 cr)
· SCO 6041 - Project Management (2.0 cr)
· IBUS 5xxx
· IBUS 6xxx
Joint- or Dual-degree Coursework:
MBA/MA-HRIR Students may take a total of 24 credits in common among the academic programs.
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
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HRIR 6001 - Business Principles for the HRIR Professional
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Nature/functions of business corporations. Role of HRIR in business. Markets, competition, profitability, employment, investment. Introduction to finance/accounting. Global business pressures/HRIR. Trends for future. prereq: HRIR MA student or dept consent
HRIR 6111 - Using Data and Metrics in Human Resources and Industrial Relations
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory/applications of methods of data analysis for using data in HRIR decision-making. Descriptive/inferential statistics, especially hypothesis tests/confidence intervals. Regression analysis. Identification of appropriate techniques. Avoiding unreliable inferences. Introduction to HRIR metrics. prereq: HRIR MA student or dept consent
HRIR 6301 - Staffing, Training, and Development
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Developing plans for hiring to facilitate strategic goals, attracting talent, selecting best candidates, helping new employees onboard, developing knowledge/skills over time, keeping talented people. Evaluation of staffing, training, development effectiveness. prereq: HRIR MA student or dept consent
HRIR 6401 - Organizational Theory Foundations of High-Impact HRIR
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Economic aspects of individual and group behavior in organizations. Individual and collective rationality, information, incentives, coordination problems, and contracts. Impacts on HRIR decisions and outcomes. Solutions and approaches to problems in organizations at micro and macro levels. prereq: dept consent
HRIR 6441 - Organizational Behavior Foundations of High-Impact HRIR
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Psychological aspects of individual/group behavior in organizations. Individual motivation, attitudes/job satisfaction. Leadership. Organization design/culture. Impacts on HRIR decisions/outcomes. Solutions/approaches to problems in organizations at micro/macro levels. prereq: HRIR MA student or dept consent
HRIR 6501 - Compensation and Benefits
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Pay/benefit determination by labor markets, internal structures, individual performance. Alignment of business strategies with complementary compensation practices. Performance evaluation, technical skills, compensation analytics, pay negotiations. Illustrates concepts from labor economics, behavioral economics, psychology with routine interactive case studies. prereq: HRIR MA student or dept consent
HRIR 6701 - Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Evolution of U.S. labor unions/public policy, bargaining environment/structure, goals/negotiations, contract administration/results. International comparisons, labor-management cooperation, newly emerging issues. prereq: HRIR MA student or dept consent
HRIR 6801 - HRIR in Practice: Strategy, Execution, and Ethics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Types of strategies. Developing/executing HRIR strategies. Project management. Ethical frameworks, issues, considerations in HRIR. prereq: [6001, 6111, 6301, 6401, 6441, 6501, 6701] or dept consent
HRIR 5655 - Public Policies on Work and Pay
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01861
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis of public policies regarding employment, unions, labor markets. Public programs affecting wages, unemployment, training, worker mobility, security, quality of work life. Policy implications of changing nature of work. prereq: HRIR MA student must register A-F, ECON 1101, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 5662 - Personnel Economics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application of economic tools to issues in human resources/industrial relations. Incentives/imperfect information. Incentive-based pay. Promotions/tournaments. Human capital/training. Screening/signaling. Applications/limitations. prereq: Prereq-HRIR MA student must register A-F, ECON 1101, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 5000 - Topics in HRIR
Credits: 2.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics in human resources/industrial relations.
HRIR 5222 - Managing Diversity
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How to manage diverse workforce. Human resource practices examined with respect to diversity. How to incorporate diversity into decision making to enhance organizational performance. prereq: HRIR MA student must register A-F, 3021, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 5252 - Employment and Labor Law for the HRIR Professional
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Application of statutes/case law to work settings. Civil rights/equal opportunity. Discrimination/harassment. Compensation/benefits. Employee protection/privacy. Labor relations. Emphasizes application/ability to recognize legal aspects of HRIR issues. prereq: HRIR MA student must register A-F, 3021, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 5442 - Employee Performance Management: Strategies, Systems, and Skills
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Performance management strategies. Components of effective performance management systems. Alignment with HR strategy. Integration with HR practices. Measurement/appraisal. Feedback, coaching. Legal issues. prereq: HRIR MA student must register A-F, 3021, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 5443 - Principles of Effective Coaching
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Skills/competencies required to coach, mentor, develop employees/leaders. Managing coaching process. Planning coaching relationship. Coaching as leadership development strategy. Coaching executives. prereq: HRIR MA student must register A-F, 3021, [CSOM or HRD junior or senior or dept consent]
HRIR 6000 - Graduate Topics in Human Resources and Industrial Relations
Credits: 1.0 -8.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Selected graduate topics of current relevance to human resource management/industrial relations. prereq: HRIR MA student or dept consent
HRIR 6114 - Human Resource Information Systems
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Integrating human resources practices with information technology to effectively support organizational needs. Determining HRIS needs. HRIS implementation/acceptance. HRIS applications in HR administration/operations, recruitment/selection, talent management, other HR areas. Emerging trends. prereq: HRIR MA student or dept consent
HRIR 6223 - International Human Resource Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Strategies for effective management. Analysis of cross-cultural differences in values, norms, practices. How they affect organizational behavior/performance. Implications for designing HR practices in multinational organizations/international contexts. prereq: HRIR MA student or dept consent
HRIR 6302 - Staffing and Selection: Strategic and Operational Concerns
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory/practice related to staffing decisions. Recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, dismissal, layoff, retirement in organizations. Legal environment in which staffing decisions are made. Staffing from strategic/organizational perspectives. prereq: 6301 or dept consent
HRIR 6303 - Employee Training: Creating a Learning Organization
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory, research, practice related to design/implementation of employee training programs. Needs analysis. Training outcomes. Instructional design/training techniques. Program evaluation/costing. Role of employees, firm policies/practices in training. prereq: 6301 or dept consent
HRIR 6304 - Employee Development: Creating a Competitive Advantage
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Career development/planning. Employee/management development techniques, organizational/employee concerns related to socialization, cross-cultural assignments, change, engagement, performance management. prereq: 6301 or dept consent
HRIR 6444 - Employee Motivation, Engagement, and Well-being
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Employee motivation, behavior, job attitudes. How they can be channeled into productive/unproductive behaviors/employee well-being. How work behavior is influenced by individuals, groups, features of organizations. prereq: 6441 or MBA 6110 or dept consent
HRIR 6465 - Leadership and Personal Development
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02327
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Understanding effective leadership. Identifying personal leadership strengths/vulnerabilities through feedback. Developing leadership skills through practice as informed by theory/evidence. Exercises, role play. Creating customized leadership development plan. prereq: MBA or HRIR MA student or dept consent
HRIR 6484 - Management of Groups
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02089 - HRIR 6484/Mgmt 6084
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Factors that influence performance, well-being of groups in organizations. Group dynamics, norms, culture, structure, leadership, decision-making, problem-solving. Managing dynamics, learning, performance, creativity of groups. Intergroup relations, incentives, effect of environment. Prereq HRIR grad student.
HRIR 6502 - Compensation Theory and Applications
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Relationship between economic/psychological theories, design/operation of compensation programs. Demographic influences on compensation program outcomes. Statistical analysis applied to pay program design/administration. Global pay variations. Current pay issues/controversies. prereq: 6501 or dept consent
HRIR 6503 - Employer-Sponsored Employee Benefit Programs
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Design, administration, management of non-mandatory compensation benefit programs, including health/dental care plans/insurance, retirement plans, disability benefits, paid time off, accommodation benefits. Effects of providing benefits on workers' incentives for performance. Psychological foundations of employee benefits. Role of benefits in employee recruitment/retention. prereq: 6501 or dept consent
HRIR 6504 - Executive Compensation
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Course emphasizes understanding and appreciation of the complexities of executive compensation. Course will develop your knowledge of analysis and design of executive compensation, teach you to read and understand executive compensation disclosures, develop an awareness of trends, issues and challenges and give you an idea of how accounting, tax regulations, and other regulations shape executive compensation. Through the use of cases, class discussions and interactive experiential activities this course will develop your intellectual ability to critically examine, analyze, and deal with the complexity and ambiguity of executive compensation. prereq: A-F only; prereq MBA or HRIR MA student
HRIR 5992 - Independent Study in Human Resources and Industrial Relations
Credits: 1.0 -8.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Individual readings or research topics. prereq: dept consent or instr consent
MCOM 5400 - Managerial Communications for the HR Professional
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Memo writing, oral presentations, and team communication required of HR professional. Emphasizes hands-on, experiential learning, including videotaping. prereq: HRIR student
MBA 6030 - Financial Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Basic principles of financial accounting, involving the consecution/interpretation of corporate financial statements. prereq: MBA Student
MBA 6220 - Operations Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to fundamental operations management principles and concepts. The course takes a strategic view of operations in both a manufacturing and service context and stresses linkages to other functional areas. Many of the cases in the course take an international perspective. prereq: MBA student
MBA 6230 - Financial Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Tools/concepts of financial management. Emphasizes use by financial/non-financial managers to measure creation of value within an organization. Evaluating businesses/business opportunities, identifying financial requirements/sources. prereq: 6030, MBA student
MBA 6210 - Marketing Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Management of the marketing function; understanding the basic foundational marketing concepts and skills in strategy development and planning of operational and strategic levels pertaining to product offering decisions, distribution channels, pricing and communication. prereq: MBA student
MBA 6300 - Strategic Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the concepts and techniques used to create and implement a sense of corporate direction; choices about products and markets that involve the integration of different functional areas; positioning a business to increase returns for shareholders and stakeholders; the skills involved in identifying issues, evaluating options, and implementing business plans. prereq: MBA student
MBA 6315 - The Ethical Environment of Business
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analysis of ethical dilemmas and development of appropriate responses; relationship of ethical management to the law; implications for corporate profitability; managing shareholders vs. managing stakeholders; issues such as protection of the environment, workplace safety, product liability, regulation, and fiduciary obligations. prereq: MBA student
MCOM 5510 - Persuasive Writing in Business
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Writing to motivate/affect change. Form/content. Techniques of persuasion. Producing polished text. Writing with power. prereq: MBA student
MCOM 5530 - Strategies and Skills for Managerial Presentations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Delivering key messages with clarity/confidence, regardless of audience or setting. Maximizing impact as a speaker, seated/standing. Personal communication style and audience. Tailoring message. Handling questions/answers. Using audio/visual tools. Presenting as a team. prereq: MBA student
MGMT 6004 - Negotiation Strategies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Art/science of securing agreements between two or more parties who are interdependent and seek to maximize their own outcomes. Individual, group, organizational behavior. Theory/process of negotiations applied to problems faced by managers/professionals. prereq: MBA student
MGMT 6033 - Managing the Strategy Process
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
How successful strategy is shaped/implemented throughout organization. Leadership challenge of continually renewing strategy/leading change to meet competitive challenges. prereq: MBA student
MGMT 6040 - International Strategy and Organization
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Dealing with enormous complexity in competitive environment, in strategy, and in organizations. Focuses on strategic/organizational issues in managing across borders. prereq: MBA student
MGMT 6050 - Management of Innovation and Change
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
How organizations innovate/change. Focuses on innovation in wide variety of new technologies, products, programs, and services. What paths likely to lead to success/failure. prereq: MBA student
OLPD 5048 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Introduction to cultural variables of leadership that influence functioning of cross-cultural groups. Lectures, case studies, discussion, problem-solving, simulations. Intensive workshop.
OLPD 5201 - Strategies for Teaching Adults
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Psychological theories of adult learning; learning styles and personality types; teaching styles; group and team learning; moderating and study circles; teaching technologies and distance learning; gender, race, and cultural communication. Applications of strategies. prereq: Grad student only
OLPD 5202 - Perspectives of Adult Learning and Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
Emphasis on major adult development theorists, theories, and current applications. Transformative learning, self-directed learning, experiential learning, and cooperative learning provide theoretical framework for exploring physiological, psychological, sociological, and cultural aspects of adult development through the life span.
OLPD 5611 - Facilitation and Meeting Skills
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to the disciplines of planning and running effective meetings. Tools and methods for meeting management and evaluation are presented within the context of organization development.
OLPD 5616 - Training on the Internet
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Major concepts, skills, and techniques for giving and receiving training on the Internet. prereq: Grad student only
OLPD 5619 - Planning and Decision-Making Skills
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to the disciplines of planning and decision making typically used in process improvement interventions. Tools and methods for facilitating group decisions and problem solving.
OLPD 5816 - Distance Learning in Adult Education and Training
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Distance learning concepts, theory, history, present practice, delivery systems, course design, major issues, future directions.
OLPD 5829 - Course Development for Business and Industry
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Designing instructional programs/courses that help learners develop desired competence. Designing instruction for performance based training and vocational/technical education. Developing course syllabus components that clarify course expectations. Developing academic/community-based elements that complement course goals. Reflect on and compare performance-based instruction with other curriculum models for the field.
OLPD 5033 - Foundations of Individual/Organizational Career Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to individual and organizational career development theory and practice. Examines critical issues in work patterns, work values, and workplaces in a changing global society, with implications for career planning, development, and transitions, emphasizing personal and organizational change. For nonmajors: serves students in adult ed, HRD, IR, college student advising, and other related fields.
IDSC 6471 - Knowledge Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Design, evaluation, use of knowledge in organizations. Leveraging knowledge in workers, structures, processes. Assessment of knowledge needs. Evaluation of key decision processes, information demands, usage patterns, content requirements. Behavioral/cultural barriers. Use of technology for knowledge management. prereq: MBA student
IDSC 6040 - Information Technology Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00760 - IDSc 6040/MBA 6240
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Management of information systems, information technology (IT) in global organization. Strategic uses of IT. Alignment of IT, organizational strategy, internet/Web technologies, e-commerce customer services. Integration of e-business applications, interorganizational systems, systems implementation. Management of information as resource. Lecture, case analysis, classroom discussion. Prereq MBA student.
IDSC 6481 - Managerial Decision Making
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Frameworks for making decisions as a manager, knowledge worker, or individual. How policies area adopted. Poor decision making. Learning from mistakes. Bounded rationality, system thinking, concepts of learning. prereq: MBA student
LAW 6203 - Labor Law
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course focuses on the system of federal law regulating labor-management relations. The course examines the law and strategy of labor organizing, collective bargaining, and economic action in labor disputes as well as of contract enforcement. The course also considers emerging trends of labor law reform and the intersection with other bodies of law, including employment and international human rights law. The course further analyzes how a fundamental tension between collective rights and individual rights has shaped the evolution of doctrine as well as policy debates in labor law. The course includes simulations and experiential projects related to union elections, negotiations, and grievance arbitration.
LAW 6631 - Employment Discrimination
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Employment Discrimination. This course considers the principal statutory and constitutional prohibitions on employment discrimination. It focuses most prominently on Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits employment discrimination based on “race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.” The course considers the basic frameworks for proving discrimination under Title VII and the jurisprudence defining Title VII’s protected classes. The course also investigates newer Title VII fields, such as the law of sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination. Using Title VII as a basis for comparison, the course then examines the constitutional law of employment discrimination, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and various state and local statutes addressing emerging issues in employment discrimination law, such as employment discrimination based on weight or attractiveness.
LAW 6632 - Employment Law
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course explores the rapidly expanding body of law governing the workplace. The Employment Law course goes beyond the traditional employment fields of Labor Law (union/management relations) and Employment Discrimination to focus on a number of recurring workplace issues. Topics include medical and drug screening, workplace privacy, the emerging exceptions to the employment-at-will doctrine, wage and hour regulation, and occupational safety and health.
LAW 6833 - Alternative Dispute Resolution
Credits: 2.0 -3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Alternative forms of dispute resolution techniques. Validity of critiques of traditional litigation and court-based responses to these problems.
MILI 6992 - Healthcare Delivery Innovations:Optimizing Cost and Quality
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Healthcare delivery. Analyze value for population.
PA 5251 - Strategic Planning and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Theory and practice of strategic planning and management for public and nonprofit organizations and networks. Strategic planning process, management systems; stakeholder analyses. Tools and techniques such as purpose expansions, SWOT analyses, oval mapping, portfolio analyses, and logic models.
PA 5401 - Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Nature/extent of poverty/inequality in the United States, causes/consequences, impact of government programs/policies. Extent/causes of poverty/inequality in other developed/developing countries. prereq: Grad or instr consent
PUBH 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01063 - PubH 3102/PubH 6102
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Current issues, principles, and methods of environmental/occupational health practice. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or health journalism MA major or nursing MS student or instr consent
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01528 - PubH 3104/PubH 6104
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Environment as a determinant of disease in humans. Identifying biological mechanisms/effects of chemical, biological, and physical agents on human health. Principles of toxicology as they apply to toxicant-human interactions. prereq: Basic science coursework; undergrad coursework in [biology, chemistry, biochemistry] recommended
PUBH 6120 - Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Injury epidemiology: analyses of major injury problems affecting the public in the workplace, community, and home using epidemiologic model and conceptual framework; emphasis on strategies/program development for prevention and control.
PUBH 6170 - Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Nurs/PubH 5170
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Concepts/issues in occupational health/safety. Application of public health principles/decision-making process in preventing injury/disease, promoting health of adults, protecting worker populations from environmental hazards. Observational visit to manufacturing facility. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 6542 - Management of Health Care Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Role of hospital in health services delivery. Relationships with other systems and the community. Emphasizes governance, medical staff, and role of administrator. Lectures, on-site visits to health services organizations. prereq: Health care admin student
PUBH 6700 - Foundations of Public Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Organization of public health, predominately in the United States. Role of public health administration. Problem-solving skills necessary for effective administration.
SCO 6041 - Project Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In the course of their careers, contemporary managers spend a significant amount of time either participating in or leading projects. Projects are frequently used as proving-grounds for high-potentials. The skills that are required in project management are often the very same attributes that are required for successfully managing a business. While every project is by definition unique, some concepts and tools (e.g., critical path method, time and cost tradeoffs, resource utilization, methods to deal with uncertainties) in project management apply to a wide range of different types of projects. The aim of this course is to equip students with these concepts and tools (e.g., Monte Carlo simulation, risk analysis) and to develop them into successful project managers, as well as team members.