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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
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Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development (HROD)

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  1. To prepare professionals who understand and apply human resource and organizational development techniques in ways that lead to greater organizational effectiveness.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Admission Requirements:

Criteria for degree admission includes the following:

Admission Criteria



Overall undergraduate GPA for regular admission




 Not Required


Test Scores:


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)

International students are required to score of 79 on Internet-based TOEFL

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

Program Code:



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.

Department Information:

Management - College of Business

Fraya Wagner-Marsh, Ph.D., SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP
Department Head

466 Owen
(734) 487-3240

Department Website

Advisor Information:

Fraya Wagner-Marsh, Ph.D., SPHR, GPHR

466 Owen
(734) 487-3240

Foundation/Prerequisite Courses: 12 hours

Nine hours of graduate or undergraduate non-management courses spread across three business functional areas (marketing, law, economics, accounting, and 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:

Degree Requirements: 30 hours

Required Courses: 18 hours

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

Students who have taken an undergraduate course in human resources management/personnel administration or equivalent within the past 5 years, may be required to substitute an elective for MGMT 509 .

Extended Program:

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

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