Curriculum (45 CREDITS*)
The MAM-HR program develops readiness to act as a purpose-driven HR leader.
Ethical Perspectives Courses (6 credits)
BUS 6201 Christian Faith, Values, Ethics, and the Marketplace (3)
BUS 6202 Business Ethics: Current Issues and Moral Leadership (3)
Leadership & Behavioral Skills Courses (6 credits)
BUS 6260 Managerial Communication (3)
BUS 6266 Leadership in Organizations (3)
Specialized HR Knowledge (27 credits)
BUS 6172 HR Information Systems (3)
BUS 6300 Human Resource Management (3)
BUS 6313 Business as Community of Work (3)
BUS 6301 Labor and Employee Relations (3)
BUS 6302 Performance Management (3)
BUS 6303 Total Reward Systems (3)
BUS 6305 Managing Cultural Diversity (3)
BUS 6308 Legal Environment for HR Management (3)
BUS 6360 Innovation & Change Management (3)
Substitute additional BUS elective credits for waived 61xx credits by prior approval as needed to reach a minimum of 45 credits (0–3).
Application (3 credits)
BUS 6939 Management Consulting Practicum (3)
SHRM/PHR Professional Designation Exam
*Foundations Courses (15 credits)
Business foundations pre-requisite coursework may be satisfied by prior undergraduate coursework or may be completed at SPU.
BUS 6130 Financial Accounting (3)
BUS 6132 Managerial Accounting (3)
BUS 6140 Legal Environment of Business (3)
BUS 6164 Operations Management (3)
BUS 6171 Statistics for Business Decisions (3)
Possession of the MOS Certificate in Excel is also a pre-requisite.
To view the official curriculum requirements and course descriptions for the MBA degree, visit the online Graduate Catalog.
Transfer credit from other institutions will be given only for graduate-level courses from AACSB-accredited schools covering the same body of knowledge. Students may transfer a maximum of three courses (9 credits). Acceptance of transfer credit is determined by the associate dean for graduate programs. Elective course offerings vary each year based on student interest and relevance of subject matter to the business community. Consult the graduate director to select a customized and appropriate sequence of courses.
Curricular Practical Training
Students attending the MAM-HR program on an F-1 Visa are strongly encouraged to include BUS 6939 as their CPT experience. Completing a project in cooperation with an enterprise under the sponsorship of a faculty member is similar to doing an internship. Students have an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained from a significant amount of their prior coursework to a meaningful project for a business. This constitutes a very valuable opportunity for international students to become more familiar with U.S. business practices and meets the criteria for Curricular Practical Training.