MHRM Major Option in Human Resource Management

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Option in Human Resources Management (code MGMTBS03) (120 units)

The objectives of this option: (1) provide students with theoretical foundations for understanding how employees are motivated to accomplish organizational goals; (2) develop skills to attract, reward, develop and retain human resources; (3) develop an understanding of the strategic theoretical, and practical approaches to human resources management; (4) develop aspiring leaders with a strong sense of ethics and social responsibility and an awareness of how societal changes necessitate organization change.


The most reliable source of requirements and course descriptions:

Students in the M.B.A. program may take a specialization in HRM which provides them with an emphasis on excellent people-management skills. Courses may include leadership, motivation, and negotiations, all skills essential to effective management.

What sets this program apart:

  • Excellence in HRM.  Class sizes are small, promoting active learning and extensive interaction with the faculty.  The quality of the faculty is uniformly high, and faculty are accessible to students beyond the classroom. They are in the forefront of their fields, and bring practical experience to enrich concepts and theory in the classroom. The HRM curriculum is recognized for the high quality of its graduates. It is the only undergraduate HRM degree offered at an accredited College of Business Administration in Southern California. Perhaps most importantly, the Faculty sincerely care and are concerned about the students’ education, welfare, and future career success.
  • The HRM Advisory Board: The HRM program is supported by an extensive alumni network active in the HR profession in Southern California. The HRM Advisory Board, made up of some of the region’s top HR professionals, offers the program guidance and support. Board members actively work to fund scholarships, participate as guest speakers in classes, attend networking and student group events, and find career opportunities for students.  More information can be found at: HRM Advistory Board
  • HRM Job Shadow Program: The HRM Advisory Board established the Job Shadow Program in 2001 for HRM majors and minors considering a career in HRM.  This program represents a partnership between the University and employers, in which students gain hands-on mentoring directly from HRM professionals. Typically, the student spends a full day tracking one or more HR professionals, learning actual HR operations while developing important networking opportunities.  In many cases, these valuable experiences have lead to internships and job offers from the host companies.  Participating employers have included:  Boeing, the Port of Long Beach, United Healthcare, Wells Fargo, Los Alamitos Medical Center, Canon Business Solutions, Mattel, LA County, City of Long Beach, American Honda, Target Stores, Epson Americas, Long Beach Memorial, and the City of Norwalk.