HUMAN & ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE (HOP)
As one of the most highly regarded MBA Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) programs in the country, Owen offers a greater number and variety of courses than the majority of business schools. Unlike typical HR programs, the HOP program at Owen prepares you to sit at the strategy table, helping a company implement business tactics. Graduates traditionally secure excellent employment early on due to high demand for MBAs with human capital skills.
Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) Concentration
Hours Required: 12
A very flexible concentration with only two required HOP courses which allows you to customize the curriculum to your unique needs.
Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) Specialization
Hours Required: 20
A more structured, intense and focused version of the HOP concentration which provides a foundation of knowledge and practice for MBA students targeting careers in Human Capital Consulting or Corporate Human Resource Management.
MBA HOP careers include Human Resources Management and Human Capital Consulting.
Selected Companies That Hired Owen Students - HOP
|American Express||Cisco Systems|
|Amgen||Citi||Mars North America|
|AT&T||Deloitte Consulting, LLP||Microsoft|
|Bank of America Merrill Lynch
||GE (General Electric)
||Procter & Gamble|
|Capgemini||HP (Hewlett-Packard)||Regions Bank|
Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management
Professor of Sociology
Leadership Development Program
Associate Professor of Management
| Ray Friedman
Brownlee O. Currey Professor of Management
Cal Turner Professor of Moral Leadership
Assistant Professor of Management
Human & Organizational Performance Association (HOPA)
The mission of HOPA is to foster and support the professional development of prospective, current and alumni members of the HOP concentration. HOPA is an official student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. HOPA works to strengthen the HOP discipline at Owen through career-oriented programming support for admissions, curriculum building and alumni relations.
Human Capital Case Competition
Owen HOP students created this unique competition at Owen that challenges MBA student teams from across the country to analyze real human capital challenges and recommend solutions. Ideas are judged by a panel of industry executives, including leaders from Deloitte, who sponsor the competition.
More Resume-Building Activities
A student group that organizes community service activities in the Nashville community.
Build your leadership skills and share your knowledge with first-year MBAs.
Owen Consulting Club (OCC)
The OCC helps students prepare for and excel in the competitive consulting industry.
Owen Student Government Association (OSGA)
OSGA helps to shape school policies and strengthen Owen’s sense of community.
Meet Students & Alumni
Vanderbilt MBA 2015
Human Capital Senior Consultant, Deloitte (Atlanta, GA)
“"Vanderbilt helped me realize that there are so many paths for me to get where I want to be," says Caitlin, who served as president of the student professional club HOPA.”
Industry News & Multimedia
Selected HOP Faculty Research and News
Skills Companies Seek
Human Resources Management
General business understanding
Basic understanding of change management and organizational processes
Analytical and quantitative skills
Ability to influence others
Passion for analyzing organizational processes
Strategic thinking skills
Ability to understand how business results tie to human performance
Extremely strong interpersonal & communication skills
Human Capital Consulting
Passion for tackling complex business problems
Synthesize analysis & make recommendations
Develop and deliver presentations
Interpersonal & communication skills