Haub School of Business

Managing Human Capital

Curriculum: Major and Minor

Managing Human Capital major

In addition to the University's general education requirements (GER/GEP) and the Haub School business core courses, the Managing Human Capital major includes the following courses:

MHC 220: Introduction to Managing Human Capital

A survey of the functional areas of human resource management including: planning, staffing, training, compensation, performance appraisal, and labor relations. This course explores the growing importance of human capital and talent management, emerging topics in the field, and techniques for effective management of people. Pre-requisites: HSB students: MGT 110/120/121; CAS Students:  Permission of Chair.

MHC 221: Diversity in the workplace

This course will increase students’ awareness of workforce diversity as both a challenge and opportunity for contemporary managers. Topics to be covered include demographic trends in the U.S., various models for understanding the importance of managing diversity, the differences between affirmative action and managing diversity, identity issues, real cultural differences vs. stereotyping, individual responses to diversity, organizational strategies for managing diversity and promoting positive organizational change, challenges inherent in managing diversity, and potential outcomes of successful diversity management.

MHC 495: Managing Human Capital: Research and application  

This course will focus on critical thinking skills, research skills, and applied human capital issues.  Students will learn and work on HR metrics (assessing, measuring, and valuing employee behaviors and attitudes). Substantive topics such as motivation, compensation, workplace conflict, personality and job performance will be of interest to both people-oriented future managers and those who aspire to a career in human resources.  The strategic importance of human capital in all organizations will be emphasized. Pre-requisites: MGT 110/120/121; MHC 220 (or Permission of Chair); MHC 221 (or Permission of Chair); Senior standing.

And three additional courses from the following list:

Major-elective courses

ECN 330:  Economics of Labor
FBE 230: 
Introduction of Entrepreneurship and New Ventures
FBE 330: 
Social Entrepreneurship
IBU 210: 
International Business
LEO 210: 
Business, Stakeholders, and Ethics
LEO 211: 
Perspectives on Leadership
MGT 362: 
Legal Environment of Business II
MHC 222
: Interpersonal, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution Skills
MHC 270:  Special Topics
MHC 320: Career Management
MHC 321
: International Human Capital and Talent Management
MHC 322: 
Metrics for Managing Human Capital
MHC 360: 
Employment and Labor Law
MHC 370: 
Special Topics
MHC 470: 
Special Topics
MHC 471: 
Practicum I
MHC 472:  Practicum II
MHC 490
: Internship I
MHC 491: Internship II
MHC 493: Research I
MHC 494: Research II
SOC 320:  Sociology of Work

The MHC Minor

The MHC minor is an attractive option for any student from either college who will be working with other people in their career, regardless of their specific field.  The minor is open to students from both colleges and would consist of 6 courses:
Required (5):

MGT 110/ 120 or 121 (Essentials or Perspectives)*
MGT 360: Legal Environment of Business* or
MGT 361: Honors Introduction to Law*
MHC 220: Introduction to Managing Human Capital
MHC 221: Diversity in the workplace
MHC 495: Managing Human Capital: Research and application Capstone 

Plus one (1) course from major-electives
*Courses in the Haub School of Business Core