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Human Resources Administration

The Human Resources Administration concentration provides a program of study for the student who is pursuing, or intends to pursue, a career in the field of Human Resources. The concentra- tion is designed to provide students with an overall background in the field as well as in the specific areas of Labor Relations, Staffing, Training and Organization Development. Students will select 12-18 credits in consultation with their advisor.

Course Requirements (12-18 hours)

Guide to Choosing Courses: Students are required to take one course from Category 1, preferably before taking other courses in the concentration. In order to produce the strongest preparation, it is recommended that students take one course from Categories 2 and 3 and two courses from Category 4.

Category 1 - (Required) Survey of Human Resources Administration Courses

Take one of the following, preferably before taking other courses in the concentration.

MGT 643 - Personnel Management 3(3-0) PSC 711 - Public Personnel Administration Practice 3(3-0)

Category 2 - Labor Relations Courses

It is recommended that students take one of the following: COM 665 - Seminar in Communication and Negotiation in

Employee Relations 3(3-0) ECO 515 - Collective Bargaining and Labor Law 3(3-0) MGT 646 - Labor Relations Issues 3(3-0)

Note: Students may not count both ECO 515 and MGT 646 on a degree program.

Category 3 - Training & Organization Development Courses

It is recommended that students take one of the following: CED 655 - Human Relations Skills 3(3-1) COM 560 - Communication and Social/Organizational Change

3(3-0) COM 561 - Communication in Conflict Management 3(3-0) MGT 649 - Seminar in Organizational Development 3(3-0) PSY 736 - Strategies for Interventions in Social Systems

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Note: Students may not count both COM 560 and COM 561 within the HRA concentration.

Category 4 - Staffing Courses It is recommended that students take two of the following:

ECO 614 - Seminar in Labor Economics 3(3-0) MGT 645 - Personnel Compensation Practice and Process 3(3-0) MGT 647 - Employee Selection and Evaluation 3(3-0) PSY 536 - Personnel Psychology 3(3-0) PSY 636 - Organizational Applications of Personnel Psychology

3(3-0)

Note: Students may not count both MGT 647 and PSY 536 on a degree program.

Information Resource Management

The Information Resource Management Concentration is de- signed to enable students to develop a comprehensive manage- ment approach to the introduction of information systems in an organization, in order to ensure that the information technology solution which is chosen will be deemed the one most appropri- ate. Students will select 12-18 credits in consultation with the advisor.

Required Courses I (3 hours) BIS 634 - Information Resources Management 3(3-0)

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Required Courses II (3 hours)

Select one of the following: BIS 601 - Management Information Systems 3(3-0) CPS 603 - Computer Information Systems 3(3-0)

Note: Students may not count both BIS 601 and CPS 603 on an IRM concentration or certificate.

Required Courses III (3 hours)

Select one of the following: BIS 630 - Systems Analysis and Design 3(3-0) CPS 510 - Software Systems Engineering 3(3-0)

Note: Students may not count both BIS 630 and CPS 510 on an IRM concentration or certificate.

Required Courses IV (3 hours)

Select one of the following: BIS 635 - Business Systems Applications 3(3-0) CPS 612 - Software Project Management 3(3-0)

Note: Students may not count both BIS 635 and CPS 612 on an IRM concentration or certificate.

Elective Courses (0-6 hours) One specialized course determined by the MSA Director.

International Administration

The International Administration concentration is designed to provide the appropriate educational background for students who are interested in practicing administration in international settings. Those who have administrative responsibilities with international dimensions, but work in the United States, would also find it helpful.

Students will demonstrate a sensitivity to contemporary cultural variations and the need for understanding them. This may be evidenced by graduate or undergraduate coursework, experience or other appropriate means.

Required Courses (12-18 hours) ANT 506/SOC 506 - Comparative Cultural Systems 3(3-0) COM 667 - Seminar in Intercultural Communication 3(3-0) ECO 655 - Seminar in International Economics 3(3-0) FIN 573 - International Finance 3(3-0) MGT 667 - International Business 3(3-0) MKT 560 - International Marketing 3(3-0) PSC 551 - Seminar in International Relations 3(3-0) PSC 555 - International Law I 3(3-0) PSC 651 - Comparative Political & Economic Systems 3(3-0)

When appropriate, other courses may be substituted with the approval of the MSA Director.

Leadership

The Leadership Concentration enables students to enhance their knowledge and skills in the area of leadership, group dynam- ics, organizational change, management of conflict, negotiation, cultural diversity and communication. Students will select 12-18 credits in consultation with their advisor.

Required Course (3 hours) PSC 785 - Strategic Leadership 3(3-0)

Electives (9-15 hours) CED 655 - Human Relations Skills 3(3-1) COM 560 - Communication and Social/Organizational Change

3(3-0) COM 561 - Communication in Conflict Management 3(3-0) COM 665 - Seminar in Communication and Negotiation in

Employee Relations 3(3-0) COM 667 - Seminar in Intercultural Communication 3(3-0) ECO 515 - Collective Bargaining and Labor Law 3(3-0)

MGT 646 - Labor Relations Issues 3(3-0)

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