Human Resource Management Masters Degree

Master of Science
Classroom, Online, Off-site
Hampton Roads, Orlando, Picatinny, Redstone/Huntsville, Patuxent, Virtual Site, Northeast
Major Code: 8405 Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Age Restriction: N Admission Status: graduate, Extended Studies
Delivery Mode/s: online, classroom, off-site Location/s: Hampton Roads, National Capital Region Northeast, Orlando, Patuxent, Redstone/Huntsville, Virtual Site
Admission Materials: GMAT, GRE recommended

The goal of the Master of Science in Management - Human Resources Management is to prepare individuals for advanced leadership positions in the private, public and military sectors with specific skills and competencies in management and identified concentration areas.

Admission Requirements

The applicant to the program must have a bachelor's degree; however, the degree need not be in business administration. Students who are graduates from other fields are encouraged to apply. Students with an undergraduate business degree or courses may be able to waive the program prerequisite based on an evaluation of their undergraduate academic transcripts. Prerequisite courses are required of a student whose undergraduate major is outside the business area or who has not previously completed the courses in these prerequisite areas. The exact number of needed prerequisite courses depends on courses completed during the student's undergraduate studies.

The GRE or GMAT may be required for admission evaluation purposes. General admission requirements and the process for applying are discussed in the Academic Overview of this catalog. Individuals who do not meet the stated requirements for regular admission may petition to take graduate courses for credit as a continuing education applicant.

Degree Requirements

The degree of Master of Science in Management - Human Resources Management is conferred upon students who have successfully completed 33 credit hours of graduate coursework plus other course requirements as listed on the student's approved graduate program plan. Students without adequate undergraduate background will be required to complete all or part of the program prerequisites. Students may choose elective courses with the approval of both the faculty advisor and the program head.

Students with undergraduate credits for courses that they believe are equivalent to the program prerequisites should consult with their advisor concerning waiver of those prerequisites.

Program Prerequisite

(noncredit for this program)

  • MTH 1701 College Algebra
    Credit Hours: 3
    Real-number system; arithmetic operations with polynomials, special products and factoring; linear, fractional and quadratic equations; inequalities, exponents, radicals and absolute values; functions and graphs; and complex numbers, logarithms, logarithmic and exponential functions. Credit can only be applied toward business, communication, humanities, management, psychology or computer information systems degrees at Florida Tech.
    Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course

Note: Computer literacy is required as a prerequisite. It can be demonstrated by the applicant's undergraduate coursework, passing a proficiency examination offered by the extended studies department or by completing a suitable computer course.

Required Courses
  • MGT 5000 Financial Accounting
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies accounting concepts, the accounting model, measurement processes, financial statements, financial analysis, the accounting cycle, monetary and fixed assets, inventory, current and long-term liabilities, and equity structures of partnerships, proprietorships and corporations.
  • MGT 5002 Corporate Finance
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers concepts and tools of corporate financial management including corporate financial planning, forecasting, budgeting, quantitative techniques and practices. Considers the importance of ethics and the international aspects in financial decision-making.
  • MGT 5011 Management Theory and Thought
    Credit Hours: 3
    Overviews classical and contemporary management philosophies and theories. Focuses on managing enterprises in a rapidly changing global economy. Includes developing strategic vision, planning, organizing, directing and controlling, social responsibility and international management.
  • MGT 5013 Organizational Behavior
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the contributions to management theory made by the behavioral sciences. Gives a better understanding of the human being and why he acts as he does. Studies individual and group behavior. Extensively uses current periodicals and case materials.
  • MGT 5020 Applied Management Project
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers concepts, tools and techniques for evaluation of research proposals and studies. Involves designing, conducting, evaluating and presenting oral and written forms of research. Assignments build on quantitative and qualitative research methods.
    Recommended for the graduating semester. May serve as the capstone for certain majors.
  • MGT 5033 Human Resources Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores issues surrounding the employment of human resources in various organizational settings using lectures/guided discussions and case studies. May include recruitment/selection, job analyses/evaluation, equal employment opportunity, training/development, compensation/benefits, appraisal, labor relations, health and safety, and separation/retirement.
  • MGT 5101 Leadership Theory and Effective Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces and examines historical development of leadership theory and supporting research. Considers past and contemporary theory in self-analysis by students to define their own leadership styles.
  • MGT 5106 Organizational Communication
    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes basic communication theory and the effects of communication on human behavior and organizational effectiveness. Provides a basic understanding of organizational communication theory. Uses case studies and experiential exercises to improve communications skills.
Electives (3 courses)
Select three courses:
  • MGT 5016 Employee Relations
    Credit Hours: 3
    Analyzes, synthesizes and evaluates the major federal and state laws that impinge on the modern work environment. Draws on new insights in the human resources management discipline to abstract, summarize and evaluate the impact of legislation and laws regulating the employee/employer relationship.
  • MGT 5021 Business Law
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies how to understand, analyze and effectively deal with issues such as jurisprudence, contracts, property, agency, partnerships, corporations, sales, commercial paper and secured transactions. Also studies aspects of the Uniform Commercial Code.
  • MGT 5070 Special Topics in Business
    Credit Hours: 3
    Independent study with a faculty member in some area of business in greater depth than is normally possible in a regular class. Requires a comprehensive term paper.
  • MGT 5105 Interpersonal Relations and Conflict Resolution
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers interpersonal behavior in two-person relationships, emphasizing interpersonal communication and conflict resolution. Also covers group processes, development and how group norms and culture influence interpersonal relationships.
  • MGT 5138 Business Ethics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers concepts of moral philosophy and their relevance to decision making, and applies this understanding in a wide variety of practical management settings. Extensively uses case analyses.
Total Credits Required: 33

*Serves as the capstone course for this program.