2013-2014 University Catalog 
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2013-2014 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Resources, M.B.A.

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The Masters of Business Administration in Human Resources (HRMBA) provides students with fundamental managerial and leadership skills that will enable students to understand strategic and operational issues in managing human capital in organizations. The curriculum is directed towards developing Human Resource managers and follows the systems approach to graduate education. The systems approach helps managers to view their own strengths and competencies within a broader understanding of organizational and environmental dynamics. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has identified the curriculum at Baldwin Wallace University as aligning with their professional guidelines and requirements. Our curriculum is approved by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI).

The program is designed for the working adult with evening classes. Students completing full-time undergraduate study may pursue the Human Resource MBA as a dual 3/2-degree program with completion of the undergraduate bachelor degree in business administration and the HR MBA concurrently in the fourth and fifth years of study.


The HRMBA program includes a minimum of 37 credit hours of course work, not including any required foundation courses. Classes are offered weeknights during three semesters in the calendar year. Participants can complete the sequence of 11 core classes and four hours of elective seminars in two years if they choose, but the pace at which students proceed through the curriculum is flexible so as to accommodate individual student needs. Each core class meets one evening per week for 12 weeks for a period of three hours and 10 minutes. The elective seminars typically meet for three hours and ten minutes one night per week over a three week term. The three-week terms for elective seminars are scheduled at the start of the Fall and Spring semesters prior to the commencement of the 12-week core class schedule. Students may be required to complete all or some of the foundation courses before the regular core course sequence.

Core Requirements and Sequence

It is intended for students to take the courses in the following three group sequence. Course sequence within each group is open except where identified.

Human Resource Requirements and Preferred Sequence

The preferred order of the HR required courses is as follows, but since HR courses are offered once a year, students may take HR requirements in any sequence.

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