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Master of Arts in Management with an emphasis in
Human Resources (MAM-HR)


These business foundations, perspectives, professional skills, and specialized knowledge courses are available to students in the program. To view the official curriculum requirements and course descriptions for the MAM-HR degree, visit the online Graduate Catalog.

Business Foundations Knowledge (27 credits)

BUS 6110         Macroeconomics for Managers (3)
BUS 6120         Managerial Finance (3)
BUS 6130         Financial Accounting (3)
BUS 6132         Managerial Accounting (3)
BUS 6140         Legal Environment of Business (3)
BUS 6150         Managerial Marketing (3)
BUS 6164         Operations Management (3)
BUS 6170         Information Systems Management (3)
BUS 6171         Statistics for Business Decisions (3)

Perspectives (6 credits)

BUS 6201 Christian Faith, Values, Ethics, and the Marketplace (3)
BUS 6202 Business Ethics: Current Issues and Moral Leadership (3)

Skills (6 credits)

BUS 6260 Managerial Communication (3)
BUS 6266 Leadership in Organizations (3)

Specialized Management Knowledge (6 credits)

BUS 6300 Human Resource Management* (3)
BUS 6313 Business as Community of Work (3)

SPHR-SHRM Professional Designation Exam

*3 credits of BUS 5xxx-level coursework from SPU may be applied in satisfaction of BUS 6300 for those having already achieved SPHR professional designation.  

Electives (9 credits)

Any 3 of these courses:

BUS 6301 Labor and Employee Relations (3)
BUS 6302 Performance Management (3)
BUS 6303 Total Reward Systems (3)
BUS 6305 Managing Cultural Diversity (3)
ORG 6230  Learning Systems and on-the-Job Development (3)
Substitute additional BUS, ORG, THEO elective credits for waived 61xx credits by prior approval as needed to reach a minimum of 45 credits (0-15)

Application (3 credits)

BUS 6939 Management Consulting Practicum (3)