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.

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.

And three additional courses from the following list:

Major-elective courses

MHC 222: Interpersonal, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution Skills
MHC 320: Career Management
MHC 321: International Talent Management
MHC 490: Internship I
MHC 491: Internship II

FBE 230: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.
FBE 330: Social Entrepreneurship
IBU 210: International Management
LEO 210: Business, Stakeholders, and Ethics
LEO 211: Perspectives on Leadership
LEO 310: Breaking News in Business Ethics
MGT 362: Legal Environment of Business II
ECN 330: Economics of Labor
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
MHC 220: Introduction to Managing Human Capital
MHC 221: Diversity in the workplace
MHC 495: Managing Human Capital: Research and application  

Plus one (1) course from major-electives