Degree Specialization in Human Resources and Organizational Development

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Are you a people person? Add in-depth studies of human resources management and organizational development, and put that talent and passion to work.

“People are our greatest resource.” It’s been said so often about the staff that makes up an organization. Every organization in every industry needs people, and professionals who are skilled in managing them and helping them work together effectively will always be in demand.

This program will give you an in-depth knowledge of corporate structure, training and staff development, management strategies, compensation systems, the dynamics of corporate culture, conflict resolution, legal considerations, and more. If you add a specialization in human resources and organizational development to your online degree in business management from CSU Global, you’ll meet all of the curriculum guidelines the Society for Human Resource Management has set for preparing for a career in human resources.

COURSES IN THIS SPECIALIZATION

This program consists of five lower-division online human resources and organizational development courses for a total of 15 credit hours.

  • HRM300 Principles of Human Resource Management
    Introduction to the development and management of an organization's human resources, with emphasis on planning for the screening, selection, orientation and training of employees. Additional topics include performance appraisal, compensation, benefits, equal employment opportunity, incentives and rewards. This course is a replacement course for MGT440 as of the 2013-2014 Spring-A term. Students cannot receive credit for both these courses. This class will be offered beginning Winter 2017.
  • ORG470 Leading Through Conflict Resolution
    This course revolves around identification and analysis of leadership strategies for dealing with both functional and dysfunctional conflict in the workplace. Included is a study of conflict management styles of avoidance, accommodation, collaboration, negotiation, mediation, and domination.
  • HRM445 Labor Relations and Employment Law
    This course provides comprehensive knowledge of labor relations and conflict resolution. Key topics include collective bargaining, negotiations, grievance and arbitration processing, and conflict resolution between management, unions, and employees. There is strong emphasis on the historical and current aspect of unions and labor relations in public and private sectors, including the developing of innovative collective bargaining and negotiation strategies that create respectful and collaborative discussions. Moreover, the ability to author and interpret union agreements and memorandum of understanding is explored. Students will work to understand the core principles of employment law which include the ability to define and apply legal terminology to employment issues and the ability to analyze legal cases and legal concepts, and will explore the legal framework for employment relationships, examine the relationship between employment law and HR policies, and examine the range of legal liability for HR. This course is an equivalent of HRM450; earning credit for both courses is not permissible.
  • HRM440 Recruitment, Selection, and Employee Development
    This course provides students with a broad understanding of the innovative strategies to effectively staff, train, and develop employees. Recruiting and selecting the most talented employees is a key focus of this course, including job searching techniques, interviewing candidates, assessing the qualifications and competencies of applicants, presenting an attractive job offer, orientating new employees into the organization, and creating lifework balance within the organization. Additionally, learning the functions and duties of a position is critical to employee success; students will learn to create and promote training and developing programs to provide employees with the knowledge to competently perform their duties, thereby driving success throughout the organization.
  • HRM460 Organizational Development
    The study of organizational systems and strategies designed to drive organizational competitive advantage and enhance organizational performance. Specific focus is on systems thinking, becoming a learning organization, and continuous improvement.

* If Business Management majors or Organizational Development majors take this specialization, they may have HRM435 replace HRM300 and/or MGT475 replace ORG470.

CORRESPONDING BACHELOR'S DEGREE PROGRAMS

A specialization in Human Resources and Organizational Development pairs well with the following:

Why You Should Consider an Undergraduate Specialization

When you earn your bachelor’s degree through CSU Global, you can customize your degree to meet your professional goals and personal interests. With just five additional, lower-division courses, you can earn a specialization along with your bachelor’s degree. Similar to a minor, or degree concentration, an undergraduate specialization lets you explore a second area of interest. Provide proof that you’re dedicated and invested in the career you want with additional skills in the field.

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