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MBA Human Resources


Master of Science in Management Management

  • 100%

    Online or On-Campus Blended Formats
  • 12-24 months

    Completion Time
  • 14 Courses

    42 credits

The Master of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources at Lasell University allows you to combine the benefits of a business-focused MBA with a deeper immersion into Human Resources.  The program will provide you with skills to create successful strategic staffing plans, recruit and train great talent, and develop and retain employees.  Additionally, you will be equipped with the knowledge and innovative solutions to be a successful strategic leader that can grow a diverse workforce with different perspectives and tackle the challenges that human resource professionals are facing today and in the future. 

What you will learn:

  • Implement employee relations initiatives that increase production, engagement and retention
  • Leverage resource analytics to improve HR outcomes
  • Develop performance management systems that consider both organizational and human design factors
  • Understand Individual employment law 
  • Build learning and development programs that increase productivity, motivate employees, and foster innovation 
  • Foster an inclusive culture that respects individuality, encourages belonging and embraces differences

Advance your career

The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics predicts that job growth projections over the next decade will be between 5% to 8%  faster than the average.  This is the time to earn your MBA in Human Resources to tap into that demand.  Lasell University also has a vibrant community of working professionals and a wide range of available services that you can leverage to advance your career.  You will  gain the qualifications for roles such as:

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Director or VP of Human Resources
  • Compensation and Benefit Managers
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Labor Relations Specialist 
  • HR Operations Manager, Director or VP
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Global Engagement and Culture Director
  • Director of Employee Experience & Communications

Other MBA Concentrations: 


Below is the curriculum for the MBA with a concentration in Human Resources: 

MGMT700 Global Leadership 3
MGMT703 Strategic Information Management 3
MGMT714 Principles of Project Management 3
MGMT728 Human Resource Management 3
MGMT745 Strategic Marketing 3
MGMT749 Ethical Theory & Management 3
MGMT769 Statistical Analysis for Decision Making 3
MGMT770 Managerial Economics 3
MGMT771 Accounting for Managers 3
MGMT772 Financial Analysis for Managers 3
MGMT773 Entrepreneurial Strat & Venture 3
Human Resources Concentration (Choose 3)
MGMT731 Human Resource Law & Compliance 3
MGMT761 Performance MGMT & Employee Development 3
MGMT762 Employee Relations, Engage & Retention 3
MGMT763 Employee Learning & Development 3
MGMT764 Diversity, Inclusion & Countering Bias 3
Total Credits 42


MGMT700 - Global Leadership - 3 Credit

This course considers the key aspects of what it means to be a leader in our ever-changing global business environment. Best practices and key considerations for developing global strategy, driving change around the world, managing multicultural teams, addressing the intricacies of a global supply chain, and the challenges we face from macro trends, such as climate change and sustainability. Formerly MBA706

MGMT703 - Strategic Information Management - 3 Credits

This course presents the conceptual foundations of information technology and examines the development, application, and advances of information technology resources in organizations. With a focus on the managerial perspective, students investigate issues related to the development of contemporary systems development approaches. Formerly MBA713

MGMT714 - Principles of Project Management - 3 Credits

This course focuses on the essentials of project management. It approaches project management from the standpoint of managing a single, stand-alone project that is small to medium in size. The course takes attendees through the project life cycle in the same sequence they would face when managing a real project in the workplace. Topics covered include the product and project life cycles, including initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing.

MGMT728 - Human Resource Management - 3 Credits

This course examines the staffing function of management, including planning, recruiting, selection, training, motivation, appraisal, compensation, labor laws, and organizational development. The course also addresses the current issues affecting the human resource manager, including the changing workforce and need to increase productivity as well as changes in the areas of unions and affirmative action.

MGMT745 - Strategic Marketing - 3 Credits

This course provides an overview of data-driven strategic marketing, the management, planning and control of the function and the process. Designed as a foundation course for the Masters in Marketing, an emphasizing the developing the skills to lead, plan, implement and measure strategic marketing initiatives within the dynamics of today's organization. Formerly MGMT706

MGMT749 - Ethical Theory & Management - 3 Credits

This course introduces the discipline of ethical analysis and its application to management. The course examines different methods of value clarifications, the sources of ethical conflict in management practices, the structure of ethical argu­ments, as well as the ethical theories and principles associated with management. The course also explores how these concepts are concretely applied in organizations and professional life. Formerly MBA707

MGMT769 - Stat Tech & Analysis for Decision Making - 3 Credits

This course covers basic statistical techniques in a managerial setting featuring case studies and conceptual exercises. Statistical topics include effective use of numerical and graphical summaries, estimation and confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and regression. A few more advanced topics such as data mining, the Bayesian paradigm and principles of model building may be encountered during projects. Formerly MBA709

MGMT770 - Managerial Economics - 3 Credits

Managerial Economics is the application of economic theory and methodology to managerial decision-making problems within various organizational settings such as a firm or a government agency. The emphasis in this course will be on-demand analysis and estimation, production and cost analysis under different market conditions, forecasting and decision making under uncertainty. The course provides an understanding of the microeconomic forces that influence firm decision making. Topics include competitive markets and market failure, benefit-cost analysis, demand estimation and forecasting, decision making under risk and uncertainty, production and cost estimation, and market structure analysis.

MGMT771 - Accounting for Managers - 3 Credits

As the language of business and the cornerstone of our capital markets, accounting provides terminology, frameworks, and concepts with which to analyze and understand the financial consequences of business activities. This course explains the basics of accounting, links accounting to financial statements analyzes financial statements and works through economic analysis of investments. As these activities have become increasingly complex and global, the task of presenting timely, relevant, and reliable financial information to interested internal and external users has become more challenging. The course highlights how managers use cost, cash flow and financial reporting information in their decisions. Pre-requisites: PMBA 708, 709, 710 with a grade of B- or better. Formerly MBA711

MGMT772 - Financial Analysis for Managers - 3 Credits

The primary purpose of this course is to help you develop a high degree of financial statement, financial analysis, and financial management expertise to enhance your capabilities as an informed manager and decision-maker. In addition, this course has a global perspective that examines the operation of the foreign exchange markets, foreign exchange risk management, sources and instruments of international financing, foreign direct investment and the management of political risk, multinational capital budgeting, and financing control systems for the multinational firm. Formerly MBA712

MGMT773 - Entrepreneurial Strat & Venture Creation - 3 Credits

Entrepreneurship is the process of creating and growing new businesses and is fundamentally concerned with the identification and exploitation of opportunities for wealth creation (profit). Successful entrepreneurs generate wealth by identifying opportunities for value creation and then develop competitive advantages to exploit them. The broad objective of this course will be to apply insights from the fields of strategic management and economics to the process of entrepreneurship in order to understand what differentiates successful from unsuccessful entrepreneurial firms.

Human Resources Concentration Courses (Choose 3)

MGMT731 - Human Resource Law & Compliance - 3 Credits

This course introduces students to specific employment law, which is concerned with rules that govern the relations between employers and employees, primarily as applicable to non-unionized workers. The course includes such subject areas as identifying a contract of employment, creation and modification of the employment relationship, the common law obligations of employee and employer, the employer's statutory obligations to its employees, privacy in the workplace, human rights legislation in the workplace, and the termination of employment.

MGMT761 - Performance MGMT & Employee Development - 3 Credits

Employees and managers often complain about the effectiveness of performance management systems, performance appraisal and employee development. Whether it's a lack of clear performance goals, honest feedback or technology issues, complaints can center around the system's tools and processes but often meet resistance because of its personal and sometimes threatening nature. In this course, students will consider functional best practices to develop a performance management system that considers not only the organizational goals but the human factor in its design.

MGMT762 - Employee Relations, Engage & Retention - 3 Credits

Employee relations initiatives that consider engagement and retention lead to enhanced employee involvement and dedication to the organization. Employees who are engaged are more productive, content and more likely to be loyal to an organization. This course provides a practical view of how employee relations, engagement and retention initiatives have grown to become a strategic foundation for today's organization with a focus on the most recent tools and best practices.

MGMT763 - Employee Learning & Development - 3 Credits

Human resource development is critical to the success of today's organization. Whether learning and development is needed to increase overall effectiveness, retain and motivate employees or drive innovation, well-designed learning and development initiative can create a competitive edge. In this course, students will learn how to build learning and development programs that address the needs of the organization in the context of its business model and growth objectives.

MGMT764 - Diversity, Inclusion & Countering Bias - 3 Credits

In today's increasingly diverse, global, interconnected business world, diversity and inclusion are no longer just the right thing to do. It is a core leadership competency and central to the success of a business. This course provides a foundation for human resource professionals to best handle current issues of diversity, inclusion and countering bias. It provides a basic understanding of the tools and best practices that will foster a culture that respects individuality, encourages belonging, and focuses on the strengths of differences.

Course Schedule

Spring 2020 Courses

Course Number Name Format Instructor
SPRING MAIN 1/22 - 5/11
MGMT745 Strategic Marketing On-Campus Blended Plumb, Chelsey
MGMT763 Employee Learning & Development On-Campus Blended Howard, Kim
SPRING 1: 1/22 - 3/10
MGMT728 Human Resource Management Online Parry, Robin
MGMT769 Statistical Analysis for Decision Making Online Borden, Dan
SPRING 2: 3/23 - 5/11
MGMT700 Global Leadership Online Parry, Robin
MGMT703 Strategic Information Management Online Pineault, Gerry
MGMT731 Human Resource Law & Compliance Online Howard, Kim
MGMT749 Ethical Theory & Management Online Carvalho, Kathy
MGMT770 Managerial Economics Online Johansson, Tulin
MGMT773 Entrepreneurial Strat & Venture Creation Online McGeough, Bob

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