Nov 13, 2019  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 

Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development (HROD)

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Advisor: Dr. Fraya Wagner-Marsh
466 Owen Building


  1. To prepare professionals who understand and are able to plan, implement and manage change processes, whether in positions internal to an organization (managerial or staff support) or as external consultants.

  2. To prepare professionals who understand the need to match organizational needs with human resource needs and are able to implement appropriate systems related to structure, process and human resources.

  3. To prepare professionals who understand and apply human resource and organizational development techniques in ways that lead to greater organizational effectiveness.

Admission Requirements

Degree Admission
Criteria for degree admission include a resume, and the following:

Admission Criteria
Overall undergraduate GPA for regular admission 2.75 2.75
Test Scores:    
GMAT or GRE Not required for admission, but taken within first year GMAT of 450 or GRE of 290 required for admission, no exceptions
Language Proficiency CET-4, IELTS of 5.0 for regular admission; if no exam, will admit ESL and students take Intensive English course at Tianjin University of Commerce (TJUC) TOEFL score of 80 internet-based
Degree Requirements Applicants admitted as Bridge students if graduated from Chinese three-year program as an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree required
Financial Resources/Visa Requirement No financial statement required; no visa required since students do not come to the U.S. International applicants must submit required financial statements and documents for Visa


Conditional Admission
Conditional admission may be granted to students who do not meet the above requirements. Such students must maintain a B (3.0) average in foundation courses and the first 12 hours of advisor-approved core courses. Students who meet the conditional requirements will be granted regular admission. Conditionally admitted students must have an advisor’s permission to enroll in courses.

Transfer Credits
Students may be approved to transfer a maximum of six credit hours from an accredited master’s degree program. For more details, check with the department.

Course Requirements

Foundation/Prerequisite Courses: 12 hours

Nine hours of graduate or undergraduate non-management courses spread across three business functional areas (marketing, law, economics, accounting, finance). One three-hour course from these nine hours must be either an accounting or a finance course.  Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in using computer applications including Word, Power Point and Excel spreadsheets. In addition, students must take:

Program Total: 30 hours


* Students with an undergraduate course in organizational theory and behavior may be required to substitute an elective for MGMT 505 .

** Students with an undergraduate course in human resources management/personnel administration or equivalent may be required to substitute an elective for MGMT 509 - Strategic Human Resource Management .

Extended Programs

This program is offered at an EMU off-campus location. For a list of locations, please click here .

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