Master of Business Administration - Human Resource Management Concentration

The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management (MBA-HRM) degree program is designed to prepare the graduate to integrate human resource functions into an organization’s strategic plan. Every manager needs to be aware of the federal regulations that govern human resources and labor relations. In many companies, HR functions are being turned over to line managers and supervisors as a cost savings, while the actual HR functions are being outsourced to 1-800 numbers and Intranet sites. Thus, the department manager is being relied on more and more to be knowledgeable about HR issues. For this reason, the Human Resource Management concentration can be an excellent choice for those who wish to work in the management field.

MBA Program prepares the student:

  • to know how to manage across various business disciplines
  • to apply business theories, concepts and methods to a current or future position
  • to contribute to the enhancement of the mission and value-proposition of the organization

MBA-Human Resource Management program competencies:

  • Synthesize ethics, leadership, strategy, critical thinking and reasoning skills in a business environment.
  • Integrate professional applied research in order to validate and justify decision making.
  • Formulate information in order to communicate effectively across the appropriate channels.
  • Utilize appropriate technology to maximize efficiency and effectiveness in order to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.
  • Combine the major functional areas of business administration including the critical skills necessary to solve business problems, individually and collaboratively.
  • Develop change-agent skills, especially related to critical and creative thinking, regarding human resource management issues.
  • Discuss the importance of strategic human resource planning and be able to participate in forecasting.
  • Apply HR concepts, theories, and practices to address organizational HR challenges including ethical issues, diversity, affirmative action, and labor relations.

Degree Requirements

Courses: Core

ACCT614Applied Managerial Accounting

4

ECON616Applied Managerial Economics

4

MGMT690Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments

4

FINC615Applied Managerial Finance

4

INTD670Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making

4

MGMT600Applied Managerial Decision-Making

4

HRMT620Strategic Human Capital Management

4

MKTG630Applied Managerial Marketing

4

Total Credit Hours:32

Courses: Concentration

HRMT645Operational Human Resource Management

4

HRMT650Current Legal Issues in Human Resource Management

4

HRMT655Managing Organizational Development and Change

4

MGMT655Management Capstone

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 48

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Colorado Technical University’s Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines, created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013, are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.

MBA Foundation Requirements

The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is built upon the expectation that students will enter the program with a solid business background to succeed in some of the core MBA courses. Therefore the MBA requires students to have prior foundational knowledge in all core business disciplines to be successful.
Students entering in the MBA program without an undergraduate degree in business will be required to successfully complete three MBA foundation courses (MGMT501, MGMT502, and MGMT503) covering the following areas of business: accounting; economics; finance; marketing; statistics; management; business law; ethics; business policy; business strategy; information technology; operations management; and global leadership.
If the student can show evidence of a GMAT score of 500 or above the foundation requirements may be waived. Students that can show evidence of successfully completed business law and business ethics courses may have the MGMT501 requirement waived. Students continuing from any of CTU’s non-business bachelor programs are exempt from MGMT501, but must complete the other MBA Foundation Requirements. The foundation courses are also available to students with an undergraduate business degree who wish to refresh their knowledge in these subject areas.
MBA foundation courses must be completed prior to respective MBA required courses that hold MGMT501, MGMT502, or MGMT503 as a prerequisite. Students must successfully complete and pass MGMT501 prior to starting INTD670 and complete and pass MGMT502 and MGMT503 prior to the end of the first quarter. Students who do not meet the MBA foundation requirements will be withdrawn, canceled or transferred from the MBA program. Students must be able to exhibit proficiency by successfully completing the foundation course with a minimum 70% passing score. If after 5 attempts (applies to each course separately) students do not pass the foundation course, students are encouraged to work with the Student Advising department if they have questions regarding these foundation courses, timeframes for completion, or for alternative programs of study as needed.

Locations

  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Virtual Campus