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Human Resource Management (MSOM) Program of Study

Total Hours: 36

The online master’s in human resource management (MSOM) is a cooperative program between Chadron State (CSC), Peru State (PSC), and Wayne State College (WSC) in Nebraska.  This means you can take the core courses of the program through any of these three institutions, then take classes for the human resources focus area through Wayne State.


MSOM core courses: 18 hours

Three hours from one of the following:

  • CA 530 Communication Research Methods (CSC) (3)
  • EDCI 631 Intro to Graduate Study (CSC) (3)
  • PED 650 Research Design (WSC) (3)
  • EDU 603 Introduction to Graduate Studies and Research (WSC) (3)
  • MGMT 601 Study Design & Data Collection (PSC) (3)

Three hours from one of the following:

  • MATH 533 Stats Methods/Data Analysis (CSC) (3)
  • MGMT 602 Stats Methods/Data Analysis (PSC) (3)
  • PED 622 Stats Applications/Data Analysis (WSC) (3)
  • PSYCH 538 Behavioral Statistics (CSC) (3)

One course from each of the following four areas (12 hours):


  • BUS 665 Leadership Seminar (3)
  • BUS 627 Ethics in Leadership (3)

Note: If a student would like to emphasize leadership in their program of study they may, with special permission from their advisor, take two leadership courses from the above area as part of their 12 hours.


  • BUS 620 Managerial Communication (3)
  • CNA 548 Organizational Communication II (3)

Organizational behavior

  • BUS 690 Seminar in Organizational Behavior (3)

Conflict management and organizational psychology

  • PSY 535 Industrial Organizational Psychology (3)
  • BUS 628 Dispute Resolution Management (3)

Human resource management focus area: 12 hours

  • BUS 552 Human Resource Development (3)
  • BUS 553 Workforce Planning and Employment (3)
  • BUS 554 Total Compensation (3)
  • BUS 555 Employment Law and Labor Relations (3)

Thesis, scholarly project, or internship: 6 hours

The focus of this part of the program will be to emphasize knowledge integration and application of learned principles.

For course descriptions, please view most recent WSC General and Graduate Catalog.