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Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resource Management Online

The UTRGV MBA with a specialization in Human Resource Management gives students a business administration foundation and the opportunity to explore a variety of specialized issues within Human Resource Management.

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About the Program

The Master's of Business Administration (MBA) program provides students with advanced study in a multicultural business environment with the goal of enhancing their business and administrative careers. Specifically, the program is designed to meet the career needs of those who:

  1. Wish to enhance their professional opportunities in executive or administrative positions in business, industry, government and service industries.
  2. Seek to broaden their knowledge in the functional business areas in order to increase the effectiveness and self-assurance in their management abilities.
  3. Are initiating their own business or business career.
  4. Are preparing to seek admission to a doctoral program.

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The objectives of this course are to review certain elements of financial reporting, to develop financial analysis skills, and to gain experience in using accounting information for decision making. ACCT 6301 or ACCT 2301 and ACCT 2302 or equivalent.
This course applies economic analysis to managerial issues in the business world. Specific topics considered include demand analysis, production and costs, pricing policies and market structures. Extensive use is made of case analysis.
This course covers the management of the flow of funds in the firm. Topics include the optimal utilization of funds, and the behavior of financial institutions and markets. Prerequisite: FINA 6303 or FINA 3380 or equivalent.
Alternative approaches to managing the resources (computers, networks, software, data, & people) that organizations utilize in applying information systems. The roles of the user/manager identifying opportunities, obtaining computer applications and creatively using information technology to improve operational, tactical and strategic planning and performance. Topics that will be covered include enterprise systems, managerial support systems, decision support systems, e-commerce applications.
This course is an advanced study of marketing policy and decision-making based upon a consumer orientation, innovation and creative adaptation to change, cultural implication of marketing action, and the role of theory in marketing. It investigates how marketing affects overall corporate and business decisions and gives students an opportunity to look at high-level strategic marketing decisions in product planning, promotion pricing and distribution.
An analysis of organizational behavior theories and their application to organizational settings and the workplace with the goal of improving individual, group, and organizational performance. Students will examine the role of motivation, work attitudes, perception, decision-making, diversity, leadership, communication, power, teamwork, personality, culture, ethics, values, and other aspects of organizational life that drive human behavior in organizational settings.
The study of the role of the production function in the business system and its relationship to marketing and finance. The focus is on the decision-making necessary for productivity improvement in the transformation process of manufacturing and non-manufacturing service organizations. Strategies of production system design, capacity management, quality management; production planning, inventory planning and control, facility location and supply chain management are explored. Systems studies include Just-in-Time, Total Quality Management and Flexible Manufacturing Systems.
This capstone course integrates the skills and knowledge needed in the job of the general manager, with the central theme of competitive advantage analysis. The main topics covered in this course include formulating strategy, managing strategic change, implementing strategy and developing general manager. The objectives of this course will be achieved by simulation decision-making, case discussion, and other learning tools. Prerequisite: Eighteen hours of MBA core courses. ACCT 6320, MGMT 6330, FINA 6340, ECON 6350, MGMT 6360, and MARK 6310.
Business research techniques and methodologies. Topics include scientific method, business information sources, research proposal development and evaluation, research design, scaling and instrument design, sampling design, statistical packages and applications, research reporting and writing and ethical considerations in business research. Prerequisite: QUMT 6303 or QUMT 3343.
An analysis of the functions of personnel administration and of the relationship between the personnel-industrial relations system and the total organization system. Contemporary industrial relations, philosophies, and practices.
This course focuses on the legal and regulatory factors surrounding human resource management. The emphasis will be on creating awareness of legal risks and legal constraints when making HR business decisions. Case studies will be used to illustrate and discuss legal implications.
This course focuses on the global aspects of human resource management, including a comparative analysis of labor standards and ethics, the selection, training, and management of expatriates and other international assignees, and global talent management.
This course is designed to provide a broad overview of leadership and change with the ultimate goal of each student developing a well thought out and understood personal leadership philosophy that includes an enlightened approach of managing and leading change. The course will expose you to numerous perspectives on leadership and change by some of the greatest minds that have studied the topic. Through the design of this course your critical thinking skills and the ability to communicate and effectively will be enhanced. The course will utilize technology and relevant platforms to enhance students? learning to prepare them for both current and future workplace demands.
An examination of financial and managerial accounting theory and concepts and their application in financial and managerial decision making. Does not count towards the MACC degree.
This course introduces fundamental concepts of financial tools and analysis for making effective managerial decisions. Topics include the role of the financial manager in the organization, decisions affecting the internal management of the firm, financial statement analysis, and operational planning and budgeting.
An introduction to statistical methodology to include probability concepts, inference techniques, analysis of variance, regression analysis, chi square and other non-parametric analyses. This course focuses on the use of the computer in performing statistical analysis.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

UT Rio Grande Valley's 100% online accelerated graduate programs offer affordable tuition, and financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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Financial Aid

UTRGV is an equal opportunity institution in the administration of its financial aid programs. In keeping with this policy, financial aid is extended to students without regard to race, creed, sex, national origin, veteran status, religion, age or disability. For additional information regarding funding please visit our Financial Aid for Accelerated Online Programs page.

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No Application Fee
Graduation Fee: $50


Please review all the admission requirements for the Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resource Management Online degree program. For specific questions or more details, contact an enrollment specialist at 1-833-887-4842.

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Required for admission. GMAT/GRE waiver available