Descriptions pertain only to the Summer term and are taken from the 2012-2013 Graduate CatalogMHR 543: Employee Relations 
Examines common approaches to employee-centered issues. Explores company responses to problems in workplace laws and regulations regarding hiring and firing, personnel practices, wage and hour requirements, employee benefits, family and medical leave, health and safety, illegal discrimination, workers with disabilities, termination, employee privacy, independent contractors, and unions.
MHR 544: Conflict Management 
Analysis of various methods for resolving grievances, disputes, and conflicts in unionized and nonunion organizations. Topics include collective bargaining; sources of conflict; exchange theory; negotiation; mediation, arbitration, and third-party intervention methods; selecting the appropriate conflict-resolution method for a particular organization; and evaluating the effectiveness of the method. Formerly Conflict and Dispute Resolution.
MHR 557: Compensation Management 
The design and administration of compensation and benefit packages. Course content includes financial analysis of compensation packages, economics of compensation, executive compensation, mandated benefits, and control of costs. The course will be taught from a managerial perspective focusing on issues of equity, incentive, and risk.
MHR 591: SHRM National Conference 
This course is designed to help students explore the concept of continuing professional education (Life Long Learning) in the context of the Society for Human Resource Management’s Annual Professional Conference. Prior to the conference, we will meet to develop conference plans. During the conference, we will meet daily to discuss what people are learning. After the conference, each student will write a reflection on his or her participation and learning.