This 12 credit (4 courses) certificate program in Human Resource Management & Organizational
Effectiveness provides the core knowledge needed in the dynamic HR area. Employees are said to be an
organization’s greatest asset and competitive advantage. It’s critical to attract, train, develop, and retain
the best people. In today’s global and complex markets human resource professionals are taking on a
more strategic role. Successful HR professionals know how to communicate effectively, lead and manage
ethically, bring strategic vision to a diverse workforce and understand how to manage talent
Take 4 courses as a standalone credential or apply all the courses toward the Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organizational Effectiveness degree. Students select from 4 classes out of 7 options to focus their studies on their job and/or interests.
Graduate Advanced Certificates: • are in great demand by employers because they offer focused knowledge in a given business discipline. • are geared for different levels of employees; those looking to deepen their knowledge in a specific subject area, those seeking to gain a new area of expertise and credential, or for those needing to update their skills. • provide learning opportunities for those who already have a master’s degree or for those students looking to try a few classes before committing to an entire degree.
For more information on the Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organizational Effectiveness degree see the program page.
Students Select any Four Human Resource Management & Organizational Effectiveness Courses below for a Total of 12 Credits · Human Resource Competencies (HROE 5100) · Business Strategies for a Globally Diverse Workplace (HROE 5101) · Strategic Talent Management (HROE 5102) · Communicating Effectively (MGPS 5010) · Leading Effectively and Ethically (MGPS 5050) · Project Management (MGPS 5060) · A Special Topics Course
HROE 5100: Human Resource Competencies (3 cr.) In this core course, students will gain an overall understanding of the core competencies of human resources and their relationship to creating an effective HR strategy able to adapt and thrive in a constantly changing global world. Emphasis will be placed on behavioral, technical and organizational workforce issues and solutions. Through case studies, applied research, and team projects, students will gain an understanding of the stakeholders and systems needed to execute business strategy and an appreciation for typical challenges and potential solutions for human resource professionals. Topics include: Talent Management, Compensation, Benefits, Organizational Development and Design, Recruiting, Staffing, Employee Relations, Legal and Ethical practices and Learning and Development, and Business Strategy. Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to identify core competencies and HR Specializations and potential approaches to HR Management in their own organizations.
HROE 5101: Business Strategies for a Globally Diverse Workforce (3 cr.) This course will extrapolate and present topical developments in the diversity and inclusion space from a businesss and global perspective. The evolution of D & I now requires that leaders and organizations understand the CBA/ROI of this dynamic discipline. The strategic aspect of the course will look at D & I as a business driver by discussing strategic differentiation and tactical planning which leads to organizational engagement and transformation. Examples will be presented and highlighted in this regard by analyzing expanded market segmentation, stock performance indicators, increase board composition and the alignment of D & I in performance goals for managers and other leaders in an organization. Furthermore the course will provide a immersion into the dissection, analysis and discussion of how metrics and analytics has impacted business strategy for a globally diverse workforce. Students will be exposed to cutting edge nuances such as updates and developments in cultural competence, exposure to the concept of diversity maturity and an introduction to the dynamic concept of microinequities. Moreover we will explore the absolute best practices in diversity and inclusion and also illustrate what happens when diversity insensitivity permeates a organization. Through the use of lectures, interactive discussions and dialogues, group exercises, multimedia, case studies, business simulations, and mapping, the students will explore a myriad of dimensions of diversity. Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to integrate their understanding of cultural diversity and its respective dimensions to other core workplace challenges and will have mastered the basic fundamentals of, and perspectives on, business strategies for a globally diverse workforce.
HROE 5102: Strategic Talent Management (3 cr.) This course has been designed to equip the students with the skills and techniques necessary to identify key factors to consider and potential approaches to managing talent covering the full employee life cycle – from talent acquisition to exit. In this course, students will gain an in-depth understanding of the full-range of talent management practices and trends and their relationship to business models and business cycle changes. Through case studies and team projects, student will create a talent strategy that supports a given business strategy and design the respective talent initiatives needed to execute that strategy. Through guest speakers and their own research, students will gain an appreciation for typical challenges and potential solutions for talent identification and development. Students will gain familiarity with important talent concepts and practices covering the full employee life-cycle – from talent acquisition to exit. Topics include developing a talent strategy, talent planning (including activity-based costing), talent acquisition (including employees, contractors, and outsourcing solutions), on-boarding, hi-potential talent identification, succession planning, performance management, competency modeling, talent inventories, talent development activities, and right-sizing.
MGPS 5010: Communicating Effectively (3 cr.) Communication is crucial to the success of all leaders, but as you climb within an organization the ability to write and speak effectively is magnified. One needs to be able to talk, write and present effectively to a diverse group of stakeholders, such as customers, supervisors, subordinates, peers, buyers, etc. And while business leaders have marketing strategies, expansion strategies, finance strategies, even exit strategies, successful leaders also have communication strategies. This course explores how individuals can develop and execute effective communication strategies for a variety of business settings. The course emphasizes the essentials of developing personal communication skills, inclusive of persuasive verbal and written communication, influence mapping, and communicating for buy-in. Students study audience analysis, communicator credibility, message construction and delivery, and are given the opportunity to learn best practices in presentation skills, particularly important for those wishing to pursue entrepreneurial interests. Globalization confronts almost every aspect of business from recruiting and managing a diverse staff to providing products and services, which cross language, time, and cultural barriers. This course delves into the two areas impacting a leader’s success in the global arena: technology and culture. Through a blend of class discussions, seminars, observations, practice, feedback and reflection, students will study frameworks for effective communication in a global environment and then apply these lessons in team and individual projects. Upon successful completion of the course, students will have learned how to; understand the purpose of effective communication and how it can facilitate or hinder individual and organizational performance, appreciate the importance and the management of challenges in communicating to internal and external stakeholders, deliver effective oral and written business presentations, incorporate technology to facilitate more effective communications.
MGPS 5050: Leading Effectively and Ethically (3 cr.) This course is designed for students to understand and apply key theories and best practices in leadership. Students will gain familiarity with important leadership concepts and hear, first-hand, the lessons-learned from leaders in business, government, military, and non-profit organizations. This is a highly interactive course that will engage students in identifying and applying what they’ve learned towards leading teams/organizations through challenging business scenarios. Topics include leadership concepts such as: situational leadership, transformational leadership, “Level 5” leadership/emotional intelligence, and “neuroleadership”, cross-cultural models and theories, leadership competencies and assessment tools, actions and behaviors that model best practices in ethical leadership, and leadership development approaches. Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to integrate their understanding of leadership fundamentals in their own development as leaders as well as in the development of others through leadership development programs, mentoring, and coaching.
MGPS 5060: Project Management (3 cr.) This class provides a comprehensive overview of project management. Students learn how to effectively plan, manage, and control projects that encompass both individual and group efforts in business settings. Basic concepts and tools of project management, such as the work breakdown structure, scheduling, creating milestones, Gantt charts, managing cost, and stakeholder considerations are introduced. The course will include a series of discussion on each of the core knowledge areas and process groups associated with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Students will also learn more about the social side of project management, including team building, managing virtual teams and developing and implementing effective project communications. In addition, this class draws upon concepts, models, tools and technologies associated with formal project management methodology, including MS Project and the emergence of social networking and learning tools. Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to integrate the technical and soft skill sides of project management to prioritize goals, write a project charter, create a work breakdown structure, establish reliable project budgets and schedules, implement project tracking techniques, manage teams, and create effective strategies to control the project budget, schedule, and quality.
HROE 5650: Special Topics in Human Resource Management and Organizational Effectiveness (3 cr.) This container course, offered periodically, examines special topics and emerging issues in business leadership using a seminar approach. The course will enable the students to explore the most current challenges affecting the leaders of tomorrow, focusing on evolving approaches to and best practices for the leadership and management of change in an organization.
How to Apply to School of Business programs
Starting terms: Graduate Program Modules and Advanced Certificates: Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter
HR Management and Organizational Effectiveness
Graduate International students please see this additional information. (Advanced certificates are not eligible for international admissions).
All Applicants: 1. On-Line Application: The School of Business on-line application can be found at the following link: APPLY NOW
2. Personal Essay: In a candid personal essay of 500-750 words, explain: How and why did you decide to pursue this program Why the selected academic program is good match for your future goals What you as a candidate can bring to our classroom What special skills, leadership abilities, volunteer or other life experience make you a good overall fit for the selected program?
3. Resume: Submit a current resume indicating educational and business experience.
4. Transcripts: Graduate Domestic (All Master of Science and Advanced Certificates) An earned undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0* is required. Please send official transcripts from every school attended to date sent directly to the School of Business Admissions Office. Student copies are not acceptable. MSB will consider a slightly lower GPA with significant workplace history.
5. Recommendations: Two letters of recommendations, either academic or professional, from a reference writer who can speak to the candidate’s intellectual capability and ability to handle the rigors of the applicant’s program. Letters can be uploaded via the on-line application. References writers may provide their own letter or you may forward our standard Professional Letter of Recommendation form available on our website if you prefer.
6. Application Fee: Fee waivers are available for attending Open Houses. Please check the website for our next available dates and to RSVP. Please note that paying the application fee must be the last step you complete prior to submitting your application. Visit the Paypal page and click return to MVille Application page to complete the submission. Graduate and Advanced Certificate: $75
7. Health Records: Due at the time of enrollment, Adult students please submit the Health Form with proof of immunization against measles and rubella, in compliance with New York State regulations. This requirement applies to only students born on or after Jan. 1, 1957
8. International Applicants: International students are eligible for Master of Science degrees only because of program and visa requirements. For admissions, if your undergraduate education was conducted at a non-US institution, we will require transcript credentials from either (WES) World of Education Services Inc. (www.WES.org) or a member of (NACES) National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. (www.naces.org/members.html). Please review this list carefully as we cannot accept credentials from organizations not on this list. If your undergraduate education was not conducted in English, we will require a test of English language skills through any of the following sources: TOEFL, IELTS, ITEP. Please note that our minimum IBT TOEFL is 85, IELTS is 7 and ITEP is B2.
9. Optional: GRE, GMAT for graduation applications and SAT & ACT test scores for undergraduate applications are optional and not a required component to determine an admissions decision, however if you wish to submit any testing scores, we are happy to consider them as part of your overall application if you feel it will strengthen your application.
Submit all materials to: Manhattanville School of Business Office of Admissions 2900 Purchase Street -- Reid G5 Purchase, NY 10577
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