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Master of Business Administration with a Human Resource Management Specialization

Master of Business Administration with a Human Resource Management Concentration or Specialization Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 10 months  |  Credit Hours: 30  |  Courses: 10  |  Tuition: $12,473.90*

Develop the Planning, Development and Problem-Solving Skills to Lead in HR

At all organizational levels, human resources plays a critical role in employee development and managerial effectiveness. Human Resource professionals function as leadership consultants on employee issues and work toward helping the organization achieve its goals. The LSUS online MBA with a Human Resource Management Concentration or Specialization focuses on the interrelationships between an organization's most important resources – its employees, its leadership, and the business organization in general.

MBA with a Human Resource Management Concentration Online In this Concentration, you will develop the skills to properly create, develop, mediate and maintain the interrelationships that are vital to the overall success of the organization. Students choosing this concentration will take three concentration courses, including leadership communication strategies.

MBA with a Human Resource Management Specialization Online This option allows you to gain an understanding of HR management while tailoring your MBA to best meet your needs. Students choosing the Specialization will complete classes in strategic management of human capital, labor and employment, as well as one additional MBA elective.


Employee Development Skills You Can Use Right Away:


  • Learn the skills to attract, retain and motivate the right people at your company, thereby positively impacting the company's bottom line
  • Understand how effective management of human assets can benefit your organization by covering topics such as, talent management, employment law and succession planning
  • Learn principles and strategies for organizational and change management

Whether your aspiration is to oversee an entire department or to focus on recruiting, training and development, or employee compensation, earning your MBA in Human Resource Management can help open doors to senior HR positions in today's competitive business world.

Career opportunities include:
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Compensation or Benefit Analyst/Manager
  • HR Information Systems Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Labor Relations Manager
AACSB

The LSU Shreveport MBA Online is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only 5% of all business schools worldwide meet the AACSB International's demanding standards.

Online Course List


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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

An introduction to the sources and uses of accounting information used in the management decision-making process. Three hours of lecture.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

Economic analysis for management.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

The study and application of advanced financial techniques for managerial decision making. Three hours of lecture.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

Study of contemporary topics in information systems, to include: a survey of information systems analysis and design; informatics; e-commerce; business data communication; database management systems and knowledge-based systems; enterprise-wide systems; and information systems control. Three hours of lecture.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

Developing skills to lead and manage change in organizations through an understanding of organizational process, individual motivation, and group behavior. Emphasizes the application of organizational behavior concepts to solve managerial problems in an integrative and ethical manner. Methods of study include readings, cases, exercises and self-assessments, research and seminar discussions. Three hours of lecture.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

The role of marketing in business and society. Analyses of marketing management concepts and methods are developed through reports, discussion, and case study. Three hours of lecture.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

An integrating course with emphasis on formulating and implementing basic strategy and policy decisions. An analytic approach to strategic decisions pursued through readings, cases and participation in an integrated case analysis. Three hours of lecture.

In addition to the core courses, students pursuing an MBA with a Human Resource Management Concentration must take all three (3) of the following courses. Students earning their MBA with a Human Resource Management Specialization must take MADM 710 and MADM 715 and will choose one MBA elective.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

This course exposes students to the intersection of human resource management (HRM) and business strategy - the strategic management of human capital. The goal is to introduce students to core HR competency areas that are needed to be successful as a manager. The course explores topics of current importance in the context of strategic human resource management, such as strategic HR planning, recruiting and selection, EEO laws/ethics, compensation, and performance management.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

This course examines the developing body of modern employment law. Topics include the at-will doctrine, wrongful discharge, just cause, invasion of privacy, ERISA, COBRA, OSHA, workers compensation, sexual harassment, state and federal employment discrimination laws such as TITLE VII, ADEA, ADA, and other forms of protective legislation such as FMLA and FLSA.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

Application and analysis of key communication theories and strategies. Journal articles and visual media are used to assess how communication strategies influence organizational goals and decision making. Effective responses to organizational challenges and dilemmas are evaluated through case studies on crisis management, conflict management, social and news media, as well as interpersonal communication.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

With an emphasis on creativity and innovation, the focus of this course is on the study of the basic stages of the business start-up process: opportunity recognition, plan formulation, new venture creation and management, and growth.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

This courses examines family and business systems by exploring relationships between individuals and the unique personal, interpersonal, wealth, and business issues faced by family-owned and managed firms.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

Quantitative methods, management science, and statistics for business decision making, including statistical estimation and inferences, regression analysis, forecasting techniques, analysis of variance, linear programming, simulation, queuing, and network analysis. Three hours of lecture.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

An advanced course examining investment strategies and technology. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of recent academic research to the dynamic global investment environment.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

Special topics from corporate finance, investments, and international finance. Emphasis is placed on the connections between theoretical findings and industry practices.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3   |   Course Cost: $1,247.39

The study of financial markets, instruments, and institutions and their role in the economy and financial management. Coverage will include current issues affecting the financial system.


Optional Foundation Courses

Students who lack recent educational or professional experience in accounting, finance, economics or statistics may choose to take up to four (4) optional one credit foundation courses prior to, or during the MBA degree program. Each course is offered independently on a Pass/Fail basis.

*Includes tuition and fees based on Fall 2017 pricing and subject to change without notice. Tuition listed above does not include optional foundation courses.

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