Talent is the driving force behind any team. And HR’s role is to find and develop that talent, building great companies as a result. After all, what could be more important than who gets hired, developed, promoted, or moved out the door?
This SHRM-aligned concentration curriculum was designed by Jack Welch and features lessons from talent management executives at Netflix, Delta Airlines and other leading companies who understand what is required to help transform the HR function into the most critical department within an organization.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that the Jack Welch MBA with Human Resources Concentration is aligned with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines—created in 2006 and revalidated in 2017—are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards. As a University with a degree program aligned to SHRM’s curriculum guidelines, JWMI students are eligible to apply for the SHRM-CP exam provided they’ve met SHRM’s student eligibility requirements.
Enroll now in our HR Concentration to learn proven management practices to identify and retain great talent, build careers and help forge the kind of teams that change lives and companies.Gain the specialized skills to:
The Jack Welch MBA with Human Resources Concentration combines the leadership and business skills from our top-ranked MBA curriculum with essential talent management skills needed to transform today’s HR leaders into strategic drivers of organizational success. Students will take the following curriculum that fully aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates:
Leadership is different from management. Managers get predictable things done predictably. Leaders inspire action and adaptability in an unpredictable world. This course delves into the concepts, tools and skills leaders need today. It combines theory and practice to examine such topics as strengthening emotional intelligence, motivating people to achieve strong results, managing conflict, leading change, aligning teams and eliciting support from colleagues and bosses. In addition, this course lays out Jack Welch’s time-tested techniques for high-performance team leadership.
This course is where it all comes together. Students will synthesize and apply all they have learned during their JWMI MBA program. They will complete a Capstone Project in which they will prepare and present a well-researched strategic plan to take their organization to a more profitable and sustainable position of market leadership. Because business leaders, especially CEOs, cannot just act on hunches, the first half of this course will be focused on business analytics. This will include an overview of powerful quantitative strategies and techniques used to analyze business data in any organization and improve decision outcomes across all business functions. Students will use these same techniques to identify, collect and analyze the data needed to support their strategic plan.
Why most leaders get it wrong … HR should be the most powerful part of any organization.Jack Welch
Students attending a SHRM-aligned program, like JWMI’s MBA with Human Resources Concentration, will be eligible to apply for the Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam.
For additional eligibility details, please click to view the SHRM-CP qualifications.
C-level executives from our Experts of Practice series will provide insights and share tips on how to create a game-changing HR department and partner effectively with the C-suite to achieve the company’s long-term vision.