MBA MBA Human Resources

M.B.A. Human ResourcesFeatured Courses

As a student in the master of business administration at Concordia Nebraska, you’ll have the opportunity to take specialized courses related to various aspects of the business administration profession. These classes, designed to equip you for leadership and service in various business administration careers, are taught by some of our esteemed faculty who have extensive experience in their fields.

MBA 550
Strategic Marketing 3 credits
This course will focus on the development of decision-making skills for both effective and efficient marketing. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of marketing in strategic planning and the critical process components in the development of effective marketing strategies. Topics will include market segmentation, use of marketing research in decision-making, use of media and promotion, budgeting, and marketing program evaluation.
MBA 617
Compensation Package Development and Administration 3 credits
This course focuses on how organizations integrate pay and benefits into compensation systems that can be used as strategic tools for improving the effectiveness of an organization. The factors impacting the ability to manage compensation packages will be examined including external competition, contributions by employees and consistency within the organization. Topics relating to pay systems will include constructing pay structures and pay for performance. Topics relating to benefits administration will cover both legally required programs and voluntary programs. Legally required programs topics will include worker compensation, unemployment, and social security. Voluntary programs topics will include administration of health and disability insurance and retirement plan administration.
MBA 618
Legal Issues In Human Resources 3 credits
The purpose of this course is to provide the students with a comprehensive overview of the employment and labor laws that impact the human resources function. Emphasis is placed on applying employment and labor laws to develop programs that enable organizations to be proactive in meeting the needs of their employees and the organization by exploring alternative means to resolve workplace disputes, preventing litigation, and implementing and administering personnel policies in compliance with applicable laws. Employment Law topics will include the Civil Rights Act of 1964, ADA, OSHA and related laws that impact areas of the employment relationship including recruitment, accommodation, and evaluation. Labor Law topics will include the steps that lead to union formation, collective bargaining, work stoppage, many other facets of the National Labor Relations Act. Students will also gain formal experience in negotiation.
MBA 619
Employee Training, Development, and Retention 3 credits
This course will explore the methods and connection of the training, development and retention of employees to an organization’s success. Training and Development topics will include connecting needs analyses with business objectives, designing of training programs using a variety of modalities to meet employee learning needs, and the delivery and assessment of training programs to assure the employees gain the skills and knowledge necessary to benefit the organization and their own professional growth. Retention topics will include the development of total reward strategies and designing a process to address employee professional and personal needs

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M.B.A. Human ResourcesSample Schedule of Courses

The following sample course of study is an example of the sequence of courses you might take in order to receive your degree. Please plan to discuss your actual course of study with your advisor, who can help you stay on track to meet your academic and professional goals.

MBA Core
MBA 525
Leadership And Organizational Behavior 3 cr.
MBA 531
Effective Decision-Making and Communication 3 cr.
MBA 550
Strategic Marketing 3 cr.
MBA 505
Ethical and Legal Environment of Business 3 cr.
MBA 513
Accounting: Financial Analysis for Decision-Making 3 cr.
MBA 560
Managerial Economics 3 cr.
MBA 610
Human Resources Management 3 cr.
MBA 551
Operations Management 3 cr.
MBA 530
Corporate Finance 3 cr.
MBA 508
Innovation and Business Model Generation in a Digital Age 3 cr.
MBA 660
Entrepreneur Development 3 cr.
MBA 690
Strategic Management 3 cr.
36 Total Credits
Human Resources Concentration
MBA 617
Compensation Package Development and Administration 3 cr.
MBA 618
Legal Issues In Human Resources 3 cr.
MBA 619
Employee Training, Development, and Retention 3 cr.
9 Total Credits
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M.B.A. Human Resources Program Faculty

Learn from M.B.A. human resources faculty with experience applying a Lutheran perspective to ethical business leadership.

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