Master of Science in Administration Human Resources Administration Concentration

Degree objective: The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Administration (MSA) Program is designed for students pursuing administrative careers. The program offers insight into human and organizational relationships; develops skills in oral and written communication; enhances the capacity for sound analytical judgment; and encourages the ability to see the "big picture" as it relates to an organization and its environment. Course work focuses on applied action grounded in theory and embraces the fundamental educational principles applicable to administrative issues in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, and stresses the ethical responsibilities of administrators. Concentration objective: Provides a program of study for students who are pursuing, or intends to pursue, a career in the field of Human Resources. The concentration is designed to provide students with an overall background in the field of administration as well as in the specific areas of Labor Relations, Staffing, Training and Organization Development.

  

Degree Requirements​

   

 

36 credits

Core Requirements

 

18 credits

MSA 600

Foundations of Research Methods in Administration

3

MSA 601

Organizational Dynamics and Human Behavior

3

MSA 602

Financial Analysis, Planning and Control

3

MSA 603

Strategic Planning for the Administrator

3

MSA 604

Administration, Globalization and Multiculturalism

3

MSA 699

Applied Research Project in Administration

3

Concentration Requirements

Select one

3 credits

MGT 643

Personnel Management

3

PSC 711

Public Personnel Administration Practice

3

Concentration Electives

 

12-15 credits

CED 555

Human Relations Skills

3

COM 560

Communication and Social/Organizational Change OR

3

COM 561

Communication in Conflict Management

3

COM 665

Seminar in Communication and Negotiation in Employee Relations

3

ECO 515

Collective Bargaining and Labor Law OR

3

MGT 646

Labor Relations Issues

3

MGT 645

Personnel Compensation Practice and Process

3

MGT 647

Employee Selection and Evaluation OR

3

PSY 536

Personnel Psychology

3

MGT 649

Seminar in Organizational Development

3

PSY 636

Organizational Applications of Personnel Psychology

3

Cognate Course

Selected in consultation with the academic advisor

0-3 credits

 

 
Testimonial
Aaron
"The courses in the Information Resource Management concentration have given me a much deeper understanding of how to manage IT resources in the workplace. I now have a much deeper knowledge of business processes and the important part that technology can play." - Aaron Kerr, MSA Student
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