Winthrop University: Graduate School - MBA Human Resources Program Requirements
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Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
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Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Program Requirements

The MBA-Human Resource Management program is a 36 graduate hour program, including the 27 core hours of the MBA program plus 9 hours of concentration courses; three of which should be taken as the MBA elective.  


Prerequisite Requirements

Students may be required to complete some or all of the following prerequisite foundation courses. Prerequisites are courses that consist of content that is required for a student to be prepared for specific MBA classes. Prerequisites have either been taken at the undergraduate level or can be completed online in a self-paced module format prior to taking the MBA required core course. A grade of C or better is required within each prerequisite course. 

Prerequisite Courses 

Financial Accounting (required for ACCT 680) 
Managerial Accounting (required for ACCT 680) 
Fundamentals of Economics or Microeconomics (required for ECON 680) 
Understanding Corporate Finance or Principles of Finance (required for FINC 680) 
Excel for MBA Students (required for QMTH 680) 


Master of Business Administration Required Program

Core Classes (Semester Hours)
MGMT 680 Organizational Leadership & Communications (3)
MKTG 680 Marketing Management (3)
MGMT 684 Strategic & International Issues in Management (3)
ACCT 680 Accounting for Managers (3)
ECON 680 Managerial Economics (3)
FINC 680 Financial Policy Management (3)
BADM 571 Applied Analytics and Data Visualization (3)^
CSCI 685 Data Management (3)
QMTH 680 Statistical Methods & Business Research (3)
Elective - Choose one from the following: FINC 512, MGMT 622, MKTG 681, or BADM 694 (3)
Total Core Semester Hours:  27

Human Resource Management Concentration
MGMT 622: Advanced Human Resources Management and Labor Relations (3)
MGMT 524: Employment Law* (3)
MGMT 522: Growing and Developing Talent (3)
MGMT 526: Talent Management Seminar (3)

Human Resource Management concentration total hours: 9

MBA-Human Resource Management total program hours: 36


*If student can demonstrate proficiency in legal HR knowledge, BADM 694 may be substituted for MGMT 524.

Applicants will be required to meet the same admission and prerequisite requirements as the traditional program. 

Visit the graduate course descriptions webpage to view course descriptions

Last Updated: 1/18/23