March 11, 2022
MBA HR Concentration Prepares Students for the Future Workplace
In the post-pandemic era, Human Resource Management (HRM) will be called upon to play a massive role as organizations look to manage and enable change, redefine work and where it is done, and grapple with socioeconomic issues in the workplace and around the world. This includes playing a key vital role in growing their respective businesses while innovating for success. As organizations navigate new operational norms and continue to transform in the new digital age, the need for HRM’s expertise and leadership has never been greater.
Of course, historically HRM was viewed as a necessary tool to fulfill administrative management tasks. However, in more recent times, HRM has positioned itself and redefined itself as a visible and relevant function called upon by organizational leaders to engage employees and ensure their work experience and morale are enlightening and conducive to help drive company performance.
The best HRM leaders see themselves as a key member at the leadership table and they are well prepared to be an integral part of the success of today’s agile companies including in organizational culture, the design of new jobs, managing legal and ethical issues, driving recruitment and talent management, rewarding and recognizing the workforce and enabling a habitual innovation.
In sum, the complete HRM leader has the essential skills and mindsets including:
- Delivering human resource solutions for organizational challenges
- Recommending strategies that support the goals, vision and mission of an organization
- Protecting integrity through risk management and legal and ethical practices
- Valuing inclusion and appreciating the likenesses and differences of organizational members
- Fostering collaboration and teamwork
- Promoting consensus and guiding the organization through change and innovation
- Building engaging relationships with stakeholders
- Aligning employee competencies with business goals
- Communicating clearly, concisely and accurately
Caldwell University’s MBA with a concentration in Human Resource Management addresses these changes in technology, workplace dynamics, and effectively addressing complex social norms to equip you as an HRM professional to become a strategic leader with creative problem-solving skills, data-driven decision-making, strategic management skills, empathy and the morals and ethics needed to forge a path for employees as well as the organizations they represent.