Graduate School

Graduate School

Human Resources: Master of Science in Organizational Leadership (M.S.O.L.)

Program Description

The Human Resources track of the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program will prepare professionals to develop and implement HR planning, recruiting, training, compensation, benefits, performance management and disciplinary systems in a legal and ethical fashion. The track will academically prepare students to pass the Professional and Senior Professional in Human Resources (PHR & SPHR) exams. The MSOL Human Resources track is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

The MSOL is a 36-hour program, requiring a student to complete 12 graduate courses. Full-time students can complete the program in four semesters. All MSOL classes are taught in the evening. The program can be adapted for students who wish to attend part-time and complete the program within 18-24 months.

You can view the MSOL degree sheet here.

Admission Requirements

Beyond the general graduate program requirements, the MSOL degree program also has the following additional requirements:

  • Students must have a minimum 2.5 undergraduate GPA.
  • Both GMAT and GRE tests are accepted. For consideration, students must obtain a minimum 450 on the GMAT or for the GRE, a 146 on the verbal and a 146 on the quantitative sections.A small number of students who do not meet the minimum requirements may be considered for provisional admission to the program.
  • Students must submit a current resume.
  • Students must submit at least two, with no more than three letters of recommendation from professional sources such as current for former employers, faculty, or business associates. Please use the recommendation form (DOC) provided.

Program Requirements

The basic undergraduate core classes and the MSOL degree requirements are located in the academic catalog.

Online Options

None

Requirements for Graduation

This degree is subjected to the following requirements and conditions:

  • Up to six hours of transfer credit may be accepted from an AACSB accredited institution.
  • All students must complete the common core for the degree.
  • A minimum B average in core courses, with no more than two C's, is required for degree completion.
  • Students have a maximum of six years from the first term of enrollment to complete all MSOL degree requirements.

Career Opportunities

For the HR track, career options include, but are not limited to: HR manager, Recruiter, Interviewer, Benefits Specialist, Trainer, Compensation, Employee Development, Diversity management, EEO compliance, OSHA compliance, Industrial Relations specialist/manager, career development, Selection specialist/manager, Job Analysis specialist, Work/Life managers and much more.

Faculty

Dr. Thomson

Dr. Neal Thomson

Position: Department Chair / Professor
Endowed Title: MSOL Program Director
Office: Center for Commerce & Technology 232
Phone: 706-507-8156
E-mail: thomson_neal@columbusstate.edu
Discipline: Management
Bio

Dr. Brown

Dr. Steven Brown

Position: Assistant Professor
Office: Center for Commerce & Technology 329
Phone: 706-507-8166
E-mail: brown_steven@columbusstate.edu
Discipline: Management
Bio

Dr. Bryant

Dr. Phil Bryant

Position: Assistant Professor
Office: Center for Commerce & Technology 341
Phone: 706-507-8066
E-mail: bryant_phillip1@columbusstate.edu
Discipline: Management
Bio

Dr. Ha

Dr. Jong Ha

Position: Associate Professor
Endowed Title: Rothschild Chair of Business Administration
Office: Center for Commerce & Technology 340
Phone: 706-507-8161
E-mail: ha_jong@columbusstate.edu
Discipline: Management
Bio

Dr. Huning

Dr. Tobias Huning

Position: Associate Professor
Office: Center for Commerce & Technology 345
Phone: 706-507-8047
E-mail: huning_tobias@columbusstate.edu
Discipline: Management
Bio

Dr. Mixon

Dr. Franklin Mixon

Position: Professor
Office: Center for Commerce & Technology 337
Phone: 706-507-8052
E-mail: mixon_franklin@columbusstate.edu
Discipline: Economics
Bio

Dr. Rayfield

Dr. Stuart Rayfield

Position: Associate Professor
Endowed Title: Frank Brown Distinguished Chair in Servant Leadership
Office: Schuster Center 122
Phone: 706-507-8773
E-mail: rayfield_stuart@columbusstate.edu

Dr. Snipes

Dr. Robin Snipes

Position: Professor
Office: Center for Commerce & Technology 342
Phone: 706-507-8067
E-mail: snipes_robin@columbusstate.edu
Discipline: Management
Bio

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Accreditation

aascbThe Turner College of Business and Computer Science is professionally accredited through The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. As an accredited member of the AACSB international, our college offers programs that achieve their distinction for high quality through an interdisciplinary curriculum providing students with a broad understanding of business and its role in society.

Additional Information

For additional information about the program and admission at CSU, contact:

Sonya Boadu, Director of Student Services & Coordinator of Graduate Programs: (706) 507-8079 or boadu_sonya@columbusstate.edu

Bethany Yandell, Recruitment Coordinator: (706) 507-8186 or yandell_bethany@columbusstate.edu

Dr. Neal  Thomson, Director of MSOL program: (706) 507-8156 or thomson_neal@columbusstate.edu

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