Curriculum

A curriculum designed to advance your career.

Our Executive Master of Human Resource Management curriculum covers topics that are vital to your success in senior HR leadership roles, including:

  • business and HR strategy
  • global human resources and labor relations
  • change management
  • talent acquisition and management
  • negotiation and mediation skills
  • human resources analytics
  • influencing senior leaders
  • compensation strategies
  • leading high-performance teams
  • internal consulting
  • leadership development and training
  • human resources leadership

Much of the curriculum is delivered online, and there are three one-week sessions of on-campus instruction. Click to view the full Calendar (PDF, 83 KB) and Detailed Course Schedule (PDF, 171 KB).

Semester 1: May-July (Summer 1)

Competitive Advantage and Profitability
Strategic Positioning in Markets
Understanding Financial Statements
Aligning HR Strategy with Organizational Strategy
HR Analytics for Business Decisions

Semester 2: August - December (Fall)

Residential Session #1
     - Strategic Human Resource Management
     - Labor Relations Strategy and High Performance Work Systems
Leading Strategic Change Initiatives
Leading Organizational Change
Navigating Power Relationships
Leading for Creativity and Innovation
The Psychology of Getting Things Done
Reading and Managing Emotions
Case Project: Identifying the Business Case and HR Challenges

Semester 3: January (Winter)

Diversity and Inclusion in Practice

Semester 4: January - May (Spring)

Getting Results Through Talent Management
Strategic Engagement
Total Rewards Compensation
Residential Session #2
     - Managing and Developing Talent
     - Organizational Behavior: Managing Change
Human Resources Leadership
Negotiating Skills
Case Project: Developing an HR Intervention and Change Plan

Semester 5: June - July (Summer 2)

Managing Global Employment Issues (modules 1-4)
Residential Session #3
     - HR Leadership
     - Global and Comparative Employment Relations
     - Negotiations
Case Project: Final Report and Presentation