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A team-based approach to learning.

Human resources and strategic management (HRSM) has evolved into a strategic business function as corporations recognized that motivated employees and a vibrant corporate culture create competitive advantages and increased profitability.

Broad’s HRSM concentration exposes students to areas of business such as marketing, finance, and supply chain management with HRSM-specific strategies and implementation of HRSM-specific programs. Broad’s focus on data analysis and financial analysis skills prepare you for success in the corporate world.

Broad MBA graduates’ opportunities are nearly limitless. See where the human resources and strategic management concentration can take you.

Key Placement Areas

HR Leadership Development Programs

HR Generalist

Human Capital Consulting

Training and Organizational Development

Recruitment and Talent Acquisition

Corporate HR

HRSM Concentration Courses

The MBA with a human resources and strategic management concentration emphasizes concept and application, focusing on long-term goals and managing individual issues. The curriculum goes beyond theory to provide practice in hard and soft skills necessary to be successful.

Students can also take elective master’s courses from MSU’s highly regarded School of Human Resources and Labor Relations (HRLR), which offers in-depth studies on topics such as labor markets and collective bargaining.

Opportunities for Human Resources and Strategic Management MBAs

Team Effectiveness Lab

A state-of-the-art Team Effectiveness Lab offers three dedicated, five-person computer networks that run the Dynamic Distributed Decision-Making simulation software.

MBA Human Resources Association

Research careers, network in the field and provide professional development opportunities to all MBA students, such as hosting a negotiation seminar.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

SHRM is the largest human resource management association in the world, with over 145,000 members, and the MSU chapter is one of its largest student chapters.

Student Treks

Participate in student treks to some of the world’s top HR-centric organizations.

Case Study Competitions

Test your mettle at case study competitions, such as Vanderbilt University’s Human Capital Case Competition.

Social Impact Projects

Volunteer for social impact projects and investigate how to solve the world’s toughest problems at events such as the Net Impact Conference.