Master of Science in Administration Human Resources Administration Graduate Certificate


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.




Certificate Requirements
Select one
3 credits
MGT 643
Personnel Management
PSC 711
Public Personnel Administration Practice
Concentration Electives
12 credits
CED 555
Human Relations Skills
COM 560
Communication and Social/Organizational Change OR
COM 561
Communication in Conflict Management
COM 665
Seminar in Communication and Negotiation in Employee Relations
ECO 515
Collective Bargaining and Labor Law OR
MGT 646
Labor Relations Issues
MGT 645
Personnel Compensation Practice and Process
MGT 647
Employee Selection and Evaluation OR
PSY 536
Personnel Psychology
MGT 649
Seminar in Organizational Development
PSY 636
Organizational Applications of Personnel Psychology


Central Michigan University • 1200 S. Franklin St. • Mount Pleasant, Mich. 48859 • 989-774-4000