University of Maryland-University College

3501 University Blvd East, Adelphi, MD 20783-8010

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University of Maryland at University College offers a Master of Science in Management degree in Human Resource Management for students and professionals in business that wish to develop their knowledge of advanced principles and practices in personnel management and personnel relations within an organization. Through the specialization, students will develop an understanding of leadership issues as well as develop their own leadership style. Individuals will also learn the responsibilities of roles in human resource management and how it will impact the performance of individuals and teams. Students will develop the skills needed to manage skilled and specialized human resource teams and how to counsel senior management on key personnel issues.

As part of the program, students will study materials relating to the management of personnel in business, nonprofit, and government organizations. Those classes include organizational theory, intercultural communication and leadership, financial decision making for managers, statistics for managerial decision makers, organizational theory and behavior in a global environment, issues and practices in human resources management, employee and labor relations, recruitment and selection, job analysis, assessment, and compensation, organizational development and change, current perspectives in training and development, and managing virtual and global teams.

Upon completion of the degree, students will have demonstrated the necessary professional qualifications and knowledge needed for roles and responsibilities in the field of human resources. Those qualifications include the ability to demonstrate an understanding of the role and historical development of human resources management and of various approaches to employee development, employee relations, and performance management, to demonstrate an understanding of evolving theories and practices in human resource management, and to demonstrate an understanding of the strategic and contextual approach to problem solving and the formulation of policy and strategist, with particular reference to global, multicultural organizations.

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    Undergraduate degree

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    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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