Clayton State University
Master of Business Administration
College of Business
2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Morrow, GA 30260-0285
(678) 466-4599 (fax)
In recent years, the focus of Human Resource professionals has shifted from the day-to-day operations (management) side of business to strategic leadership. As a result, more HR Vice Presidents sit on boards today and engage in long-term strategic planning. Our program responds to that trend by offering courses that develop strategic, innovative HR leaders.
About Our Program
As a Human Resource Leadership (HRL) student, you will learn about the framework for helping employees develop skills, knowledge, and abilities at the individual, team, and organizational levels. To become an effective HR leader, our program will prepare you to think strategically in areas such as employee training, employee career development, performance management and development, coaching, mentoring, succession planning, and high potential identification. Students will understand and practice identifying needs, designing, implementing, and evaluating programs to support these areas in engaging, creative, and innovative ways.
Our HRL concentration is SHRM-approved.
In addition, faculty and students at Clayton State University College of Business have already made history. In 2014, the Clayton State University chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) won the Best in Georgia Award for the Student Chapter of the Year. This was the first time a Student Chapter of the Year Award was given. SHRM recognized Clayton State for excellence in the execution of a project related to one of SHRM’s core area.
In order to receive an MBA degree with a Human Resource Leadership Concentration, students would take a total of 33 semester hours as follows.
Courses Required of all MBA students:
Students would also take nine hours of Human Resource Leadership courses: