Master of Professional Studies - MPS
Human resources professionals are increasingly becoming an integral part of an organization's strategic planning process. Company executives are turning to HR professionals for policy directives and creative ways to use human capital for improved performance results.
The Master of Professional Studies with a concentration in Human Resources Leadership focuses on a variety of workplace factors (economic, environmental, ethical, legal, political and administrative) and the impact they can have on organizational productivity, performance and behavior. The objective of the program is to help students develop a strong foundation in HR principles and procedures and to develop critical thinking skills required to make decisions and solve problems concerning the human side of an organization.
The MPS program and the courses that comprise it are offered through a cooperative development and delivery model among six public universities in Tennessee. The model provides a platform for these institutions to share valuable intellectual resources which enrich program offerings.
As an online student, you gain access to highly-qualified faculty from both the campus where you are studying to earn your degree as well as other institutions across Tennessee. You gain exposure to a wide range of opinions, philosophies, perspectives and experiences that you might not otherwise obtain. The students in your classes are also from other institutions in the state which further contributes to a unique online learning experience.
This program prepares individuals for leadership roles in human resources. The interdisciplinary approach is appropriate because of the many skills and knowledge areas that are needed for success in the field.