2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    Feb 21, 2024  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Non-Business Programs

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These programs are not within the scope of included programs for AACSB candidacy and accreditation review.

Health Care Administration

Coordinator: Summer McGee, PhD, CPH, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

This program of study, leading to the master of science degree, gives students the best possible preparation for careers in health care administration. The health care field is unique in that it functions in a highly regulated yet highly competitive environment. The core courses in this degree program provide students with an appreciation of the past and present in health care administration along with preparation for the future.

Labor Relations

Coordinator: Charles N. Coleman, Assistant Professor, M.P.A., West Virginia University

Over the past several decades, environmental forces have created a demand for greater sophistication and professionalism from those responsible for personnel functions within organizations, - public or private, profit or nonprofit, unionized or not. More and more companies and institutions are requiring the services of people conversant with both the large body of available tools and the constraints that have evolved during this period. The program leading to the master of science degree in labor relations represents a flexible response to this demand.

As a management and behavioral science discipline, labor relations is concerned with all aspects of the employment relationship and, in particular, with the organization's maintenance of the human resources necessary to achieve organizational objectives. As an academic discipline and profession, labor relations is an interdisciplinary, problem-solving field that attempts to maintain harmony and resolve conflicts among the four major parties to the employment relationship: employees, employers, government and, where applicable, unions.

The MS in labor relations program is for people employed in or aspiring to positions in various kinds of organizations in the fields of employment, training and development, wage and salary administration, employee services and benefits, labor-management relations, job and organizational design, labor economics, and manpower planning.

Admission Policy

Candidates for admission are required to hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education. It is preferable that the undergraduate degree be in business administration, public administration, or a social or behavioral science (e.g., economics, history, political science, psychology, or sociology).

Though admission decisions are usually based on an applicant's undergraduate record, in some cases the applicant may be required to submit scores from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

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