The M.A. program provides a challenging and unique curriculum, delivered online sequentially, and is completed over 36 credit hours (6 semesters). It embraces theoretical, as well as contemporary practical applications of dynamic leadership as outlined in the following course descriptions:
HRTD 8891 Directed Research
Presents research methodology and procedures in administration and supervision. Students develop a research project with the guidance of the professor.
ELMP 7772 Leadership Dynamics: Analysis of Supervisory Behavior
Designed to encompass a thorough review about the issue of leadership in an organization. The primary focus is to bridge the gap between the often simplistic popular approaches to leadership and the more abstract theoretical approaches. This course will explore the broad theory of leadership within a formal organizational structure.
EDST 7310 Ethical Foundations
Justice and the universal natural law as related to every aspect of society. Discussions focus on the most significant and fundamental contemporary moral issues of today.
HRTD 6501 Introduction to Human Resources Development
Key concepts and principles of human resources training and development field. Topics might include the foundation and evolution of HRTD, the ethical and philosophical issues associated with human resources training and development and the role of the HRTD professional in the organization.
HRTD 6502 Adult Learning
Theories of adult development and learning with emphasis on implications of design and delivery of human resource development programs in organizational environments.
HRTD 6503 Design and Evaluation of Human Resources Development Programs
Theory and practice of program design and evaluation applied to the organization. Special attention to integration of design and evaluation processes, evaluation strategies, measuring results, assessing return on training investment and the role of design and evaluation in securing management support for the HRTD function.
ELMP 6664 Current Legal Issues
Designed to encompass a thorough review of legal issues which are influencing the public policy being formulated on the local, state, and federal levels.
ELMP 6667 Personnel Administration
Current perspectives of the personnel administration function, including recruitment, selection, job orientation, appraisal and development processes. Personnel security matters covering employee and administrative compensation; collective bargaining and job continuity extended from the initial selection and development aspects.
HRTD 6505 Performance Improvement Strategies
Instruction is one means of improving human performance. When performance problems have causes other than skills and knowledge deficiencies, other means are necessary. Students in this course will learn how and when to use non-training and reward systems, work place design and job design. Students should apply design improvement applications of their choice.
ELMP 6764 Principles of Public Sector Bargaining
Introduction to the phenomenon of collective bargaining in the public sector. Broad overview of the fundamentals of the process.
ELMP 6765 Policy Analysis in Administration
Emphasis on the process of policy analysis, decision-making and implementation. Analysis of alternative explanations of the process of decision making at the local, state and federal levels. Political and economic theory; other core areas incorporated into a multidisciplinary approach to policy analysis.
HRTD 7100 Selected Topics in Human Resources Training and Development
Provides students with the opportunity to study in-depth a current or special topic in the area of administration or human resources training and development.
Total: 36 credits
* Depending on the program, six graduate credits for graduate courses taken at other accredited institutions may be transferred depending on the currency and relevancy of the courses to the program being pursued. The credits may not have been applied toward a prior master’s degree.