Human Capital Management

Professional Track

The Human Capital Management Professional track in the MBA program provides individuals with keen insights and information for being a good manager.

Many individuals may start out in operations, but eventually shift over to an Human Resources function. In fact, all managers should have an in-depth knowledge of Human Capital practices and procedures.

Managers in this track will learn HR rules and regulations, current best practices in recruitment, training, performance management, and strategic HR functions.


Required Emphasis Course
  • MBA 524   Human Capital Management Strategy
    (Student must take this corresponding Emphasis Course along with an additional Emphasis Course of their choice.)
Professional Concentration Courses

Choose four from the following:

  • MBA 570   Compensation Management
  • MBA 571    Talent Recruitment & Selection
  • MBA 572   Employee Relations
  • MBA 573   Training & Development
  • MBA 574   Global Human Resource Management
  • MBA 575   Employment Law
  • MBA 5STH   Special Topics of Human Capital Management

Career Paths in Human Resources

As a human resources professional, your role will involve gaining experience of all aspects of HR. You will work with a view to progressing to officer level, where you will be given responsibility for a full portfolio of departments. Duties you will be involved with include:

  • Meeting with departmental representatives to discuss HR issues
  • Referring issues to senior HR staff
  • Assisting departments with their recruitment needs through liaison with agencies/ advertisers
  • Coordinating prospective candidates, interviewing them and administering offers
  • Conducting inductions of new staff
  • Participating in the collection of market salary information for the annual review
  • Inputting into the monthly payroll
  • Assisting with the production and implementation of HR policies and procedures
  • Responding to other ad-hoc queries from other personnel in the company

Potential Career Positions Possible Employment Sectors
  • General Manager
  • HR Manager or Talent Acquisition Manager
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Learning and Development Specialist
  • Training Coordinator/Training Officer
  • Organization Development Consultant/Specialist
  • Instructional Training Designer
  • All sectors where human labor is relevant


Examples of level-based positions:
Entry-level Positions Middle-level Positions Top-level Positions
  • Human Resources Assistant/Associate/Representative
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Recruiter/Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • Human Capital Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Human Resources Specialist/Coordinator
  • Talent Manager
  • Capacity Manager
  • Labor Relations Manager/Specialist
  • Human Resources Manager/Director
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager

Professional Associations and Organizations