Course Descriptions

Spring 2015

From the 2014-2015 Graduate Studies Catalog.

MHR 501 International Human Resource Management
Explores the problems of managing HR in a cross-national firm. Deals with issues of global strategy, cross-cultural management, international assignments, immigration, workforce mobility, and integration of cross-national HR practices. Course is taught from a managerial perspective using case studies.

MHR 510 Organizational Change and Development
Organization Development (OD) is the process of applying social science principles to the workplace to bring about planned organizational change. Focuses on developing new approaches to organizational problems and providing for the psychological well being of organizational members. Addresses interventions at the personal, group, and system levels.

MHR 540 Management Consulting 
Focuses on consulting tools, processes, and strategies for establishing relationships, analyzing problems, recommending solutions, and evaluating effectiveness. Course will discuss the planning, marketing, and management of the consulting firm as well as the assignment.

MHR 553 Employment and Labor Law
Analyzes state and federal regulations of human resource decision-making. Significant attention will be devoted to specific employment and labor laws. The course focuses on the identification and application of legal, ethical, and regulatory issues in formulating and implementing policies.

MHR 590 Topic: Executive Presence for HR Professionals
What sets some HR leaders apart from others as being exceptionally effective? It is all about thriving in tackling tough, adaptive challenges. They exercise their ability and continually expand their capacity to project a commanding EXECUTIVE PRESENCE.

In a recent study conducted by researchers at the Center for Talent Innovation, the senior leaders surveyed listed executive presence – being perceived as leadership material – as the essential factor in determining who gets ahead in an organization.
Everything rises and falls with leadership. Every organization has leaders, but not every leader succeeds at demonstrating true leadership.

Leaders with executive presence know who they are, what they do well, and how others perceive them. Quite simply, leaders with executive presence know how to look, sound, listen, and act the part of the leader. They leverage their personal style, promote genuine substance, and build greater credibility which all serve as the foundation for influence.  During this highly interactive course, MHR leaders will focus on expanding their level of executive presence.