Business School

Master of Business Administration - Human Resources

39 credits


Emphasis Requirement Courses
HRM530Attracting and Selecting People
3 credits
The objective of this course is to show how HR professionals and top managers can construct and maintain a high­ performing workforce. Students will learn, within this context, the best practice for attracting and selecting well ­qualified talented employees; they will also be introduced to the best ways for achieving strategic objectives and obtaining better and stronger results through people.
HRM540Developing People
3 credits
This course encourages students to think strategically about talent and career development, and provides them with the key HR and career management tools used by international companies. The course will involve a range of successful practices and contexts that have been derived from research and experience. Students will also be given the opportunity to reflect on what can be expected from HR practitioners.
HRM555Enhancing People Involvement
3 credits
This course aims to enhance group cooperation, foster collaboration and develop new approaches to team work. It is about getting to know each other by using new approaches, exploring methods of cooperation, stimulating fluidity in team work, and gaining empowerment, freedom, and creativity. It also introduces students to organizational behavior (theory and practice), to leadership and to top team management skills.
HRM590Industrial Relations
3 credits
The objective of this course is to provide a broad overview of the industrial system in Europe, its complexity and evolution, and offers the opportunity for students to run a European work council. It also seeks to help students to negotiate in a group and within a multicultural context. This aspect of the course also encompasses a broad overview of the main issues governed by European Labor Law, such as the Council of Europe and European Union Law.
HRM565Mastering the HR Tools
3 credits
The idea of this course is to discuss and share experiences of HR Information Systems from a user’s point of view. The HR function is responsible for providing reliable and relevant data in the decision­-making process. Future HR managers will have to deal with HRIS on a daily basis, which requires understanding how these systems support HR strategy. Students will also learn how to differentiate between information and knowledge to define organizational learning, and to identify main factors driving companies and society to learn and better manage knowledge.
HRM580Mastering the Legal Context
3 credits
This course seeks to provide students with a broad overview of individual and collective labor laws and national legal systems. Within this context, students analyze case studies given by HRDs and lawyers. They are also introduced to negotiation theory, crisis management and social conflicts, and employee relations in Multinational Enterprises. (MNE).
HRM650Seminars, Conferences and Group Work
3 credits
This part of the course encompasses several interactive seminars and lectures given by international experts on various themes, with an emphasis on ethical issues in transnational firms, diversity management in the workplace, and gender, age and ethnicity: equity practices. Such seminars and lectures will be conducted through group work and discussions with lecturers.
HRM515Understanding the Business Environment from an HR Viewpoint
3 credits
The purpose of this course is to deal with accounting and financial tools for HR while understanding the structure of a profit and loss account, and assessing the impact of accounting decisions in human resources. It is also about introducing students to HR and business strategy issues associated with mergers and acquisitions. Furthermore, students will learn the concept of corporate strategy, and how to develop intercultural competences in multicultural teams.
Research Project
BUS688AMaster Thesis
6 credits
This is a process-oriented writing course that integrates reading, research, writing, and oral presentations. Under the guidance of a supervisor, students will develop and defend a Master Thesis in Business Administration. They will articulate a research question of relevance within their field of study, choose a methodology, use concepts, theories, and methods to analyze it, and report the findings.
Business Core
BUS689Business Research Methodology
3 credits
This course aims to help, to prepare, to conduct and present a research project, with the help of numerous concrete examples. This course is based on the main stages of the realization of a research project. It is similar to a report of research since the authors’ researches are introduced through this course. Not only the book offers guidance and examples to develop a research project but it also serves as a model for the presentation.
MGT520Corporate Governance and Business Ethics
3 credits
This course aims at familiarizing students with managerial and financial theories of governance as well as recent developments concerning the responsibilities of administrative bodies at the level of corporate governance. Additionally, it enables the students comprehend the various ethical and managerial approaches by providing them with insights on the organization as part of the community and the behaviors of the managers that have a great impact on the performance of the organization. After completing this course, students will be able to play various roles related to the effective functioning of the administrative body of several organizations as well as generate ethical and social culture decisions in their scope of work.
MGT620Strategic Management and Decision-Making
3 credits
This course is based on a multidisciplinary approach of strategic management that enables students to understand the decision-­making nature in various strategic contexts, formulate and implement strategies and integrate functional policies in strategic problems resolution. The course presents the fields of activities in which the enterprise seeks to integrate. It also tackles the subject of resources allocation to enable an enterprise to preserve a strong and defendable position, and to progress in the sector(s) it currently occupies, or seeks to occupy, with a view to maximize invested capital profitability.
Program offered in Collaboration with the Université Panthéon-Assas - Paris II. Upon completion of the program, students earn an MBA from USEK and a Master Degree from the University of Paris II.

Learning Goal 1: graduates will have advanced knowledge for the practice of human resources management.

Learning Objective 1: Apply various concepts and theories in managing employees.
Learning Objective 2. Demonstrate ability to handle proper career planning and development.

Learning Goal 2: graduates will possess problem solving and decision-making skills.

Learning Objective 1. Identify problems and develop appropriate solutions for complex human resources situations.
Learning Objective 2. Implement recruiting, selecting and staffing decisions for work-life balance.

Learning Goal 3: graduates will be ethically and socially responsible.

Learning Objective 1. Identify and analyze the various ethical issues in a business environment.
Learning Objective 2. Propose solutions of ethical issues related in a global business environment.

Learning Goal 4: graduates will have effective communication skills.

Learning Objective 1. Organize, write and execute oral and written professional reports for business in a global environment.
Learning Objective 2. Speak and present using professional communication skills and technology.
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