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|Application deadline:||5 starting dates per year|
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|Start date:||January 2014, March 2014, May 2014, August 2014, October 2014|
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
The goal of the human resources management major is to prepare human resource professionals to deal with the complexities and challenges of managing today's workforce. The program content is designed to provide a comprehensive coverage of the major human resource responsibilities, addressing strategic and operational aspects.
The courses involve both practical and theoretical considerations in the professional development of men and women in the field of human resources in such settings as business, industry, government, and non-profit organizations and institutions.
The 36 credit hours required for the master of arts (M.A.) or the 48 credit hours required for the master of business administration (M.B.A.) must include the following courses for a major in human resources management:
* HRMG 5000 Managing Human Resources (Requisite Course)
* MNGT 5590 Organizational Behavior
* BUSN 5200 Basic Finance for Managers
* HRDV 5610 Training and Development
* HRMG 5700 Employment Law
* HRMG 5800 Staffing
* HRMG 5920 Compensation
* HRMG 5930 Labor-Management Relations
* HRMG 6000 Integrated Studies in Human Resources Management, or
* HRMG 6250 Thesis
Students who choose to take HRMG 6000 must also take 3 elective courses from the graduate business, management, and/ or international relations course offering. Students who choose to take HRMG 6250 must take 2 such additional courses, as the thesis counts for six credits (= 2 courses).
If the requisite course is waived, the student must choose an elective course from this major or from the program curriculum of another major. Students pursuing dual majors who have the requisite course(s) waived will complete only the remaining required courses for the dual majors.
The required courses and electives listed in this core may be taken as Directed Studies, subject to the conditions stated in the Directed Studies section listed under Academic Policies and Procedures.
HRMG 5000 Managing Human Resources (Requisite Course)
This course is a comprehensive view of personnel policy development with emphasis on the interdependence of personnel and operating functions. Students analyze personnel functions of recruitment, development, training, compensation, integration into the workforce, and maintenance of personnel for the purpose of contributing to organizational, societal, and individual goals.
MNGT 5590 Organizational Behavior
This course introduces students to many of the basic principles of human behavior that effective managers use when managing individuals and groups in organizations. These include theories relating to individual differences in abilities and attitudes, attribution, motivation, group dynamics, power and politics, leadership, conflict resolution, organizational culture, and organizational structure and design.
BUSN 5200 Basic Finance for Managers
Managers and human resources management professionals must be able to understand financial information contained in financeial statements and reports. Line managers must be able understand financial information contained in financial statements and reports in order to evaluate their unit's financial performance, to communicate clearly with other managers, and to apply financial information when making decisions. Human resources management professionls must understand financial statements and principles if they are to effectively assist line managers and be strategic partners with other business functions. This course will focus on the interpretation and use of basic financial information by non-financial managers, not on the production of financial statement and reports. (FINC 5000 cannot be substituted for BUSN 5200.)
HRDV 5610 Training and Development
Rapid changes in technology and job design, along with the increasing importance of learning- and knowledge-based organizations, make training and development an increasingly important topic in human resources development. In this course, the student will learn how to 1) identify training and development needs through needs assessments, 2) analyze jobs and tasks to determine training and development objectives, 3) create appropriate training objectives, 4) design effective training and development programs using different techniques or methods, 5) implement a variety of different training and development activities, and 6) evaluate training and development programs.
HRMG 5700 Legal Aspects of Human Resource Management
This course provides an overview of legal issues affecting human resources management. It focuses on the impact of law on individuals in organizations, recognition of legal problems, and the legal impact of human resource decisions. The course content includes laws, regulations, and court decisions covering labor- management relations.
HRMG 5800 Staffing
This course introduces students to the basic principles and techniques of staffing the workplace. Students will be introduced to basic and intermediate level theories and strategies utilized in staffing, planning, recruiting, and selection. Topics covered include: job analysis, recruitment, selection, and performance assessment. Prerequisites: HRMG 5000.
HRMG 5920 Compensation Management
This course addresses tangible and intangible compensation and the use of compensation to motivate and reward employee performance. The course also covers job analysis, job description, and job evaluation on the basis of compensable factors as well as designing an equitable pay structure. In addition, students analyze the influence of unions and government in determining the compensation of the labor force, including compensation of both hourly workers and managerial employees. Prerequisites: HRMG 5000.
HRMG 5930 Labor-Management Relations
Students examine legislation concerning labor-management relations and focus special attention on contract negotiations, contract administration, and the creative resolution of employee-management differences in the context of a formal contract. The course focus is on employee relations characterized as being outside of a negotiated agreement.
HRMG 6000 Integrated Studies in Human Resources Management
The student is expected to synthesize and integrate the learning experiences acquired in human resources management and to evaluate the research and current topics relative to this major. Techniques used to accomplish these goals may vary. Prerequisite: completion of other required courses in this major.
HRMG 6250 Thesis
The student completes a thesis project under the supervision of two faculty members. The thesis option is recommended for those considering graduate study at the doctoral level. The thesis counts for two courses (= six credits).
Applicants considered for admission to graduate studies at Webster University must hold an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution recognized by Webster University, and meet all program admission standards. Applicants who have a completed baccalaureate degree must also satisfy any program requirements or requisites, including a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA).
Official TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Advanced Certificate: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL, IELTS, or Cambridge Advanced Certificate) scores are required prior to admission. All applicants who are not native English speakers from the United States, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia are required to submit official scores from one of our above-mentioned English Proficiency exams.
The TOEFL is a multiple-choice test administered by Educational Testing Services (ETS) that assesses grammar, vocabulary, reading, and listening comprehension. Only score reports received directly from ETS are considered official. For more information on the TOEFL, including how to register, visit
Use the following institutional codes for Webster University Vienna when requesting official score reports: 0547
Please refer to the following chart for information about minimum required scores.
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||575|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||230|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||89|
Scholarships offered through Webster's Vienna campus can only be applied to courses taken at the Vienna campus, and eligibility requirements vary according to the specific scholarship in question.
Students must apply for admission and be accepted to the Vienna campus before they can apply for Webster Vienna scholarships. Applicants should inform their admissions officer of their interest in scholarships during the admissions process so there is enough time for the scholarship application process.
* Eligibility: Only accepted students who have at least the equivalent GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0 on the American scale) and the appropriate English proficiency (above ESL-level) are eligible to apply if the starting date is the upcoming fall term. If you are not able to afford at least 50% of the tuition, please do not apply for a scholarship since all scholarship awards are up to a max of 50% of tuition. Transfer students from other universities are not eligible to apply.
* Application deadline: May 3, 2013 for the 2013-2014 academic year. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Decision: Upon receipt of the scholarship application with all supporting documentation, the scholarship committee will consider a student for each scholarship for which (s)he is eligible. All scholarships will be awarded by the scholarship committee on the basis of academic excellence and financial need. Students will be notified within one month.
Because students cannot apply for a scholarship until they have been accepted to Webster University, students who are interested in scholarships should apply for admission as early as possible. However, if you are interested in a scholarship, you can start with preparing the following information. If you have further questions, please contact the Scholarship Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
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