Human and Organizational Performance Specialization

The Human and Organizational Performance (HOP) Specialization is a more structured, intense and focused version of the HOP Concentration. The purpose of the career track is to provide a foundation of knowledge and practice for MBA students targeting careers in Human Capital Consulting or Corporate Human Resource Management.

For students working in HOP, they need, first, to be broadly educated in business disciplines such as strategy, finance, economics, marketing, operations and accounting. This foundation will differentiate our students from Masters’ of Human Resource Management graduates who do not have a strong foundation in business. On top of this foundation, the HOP career specialization consists of a rigorous course sequence.

*Degree requirements and course information are subject to change; not all courses are offered every year.  Click here to view the most recent Course Catalog containing academic policies, degree requirements and individual course descriptions for each of our degree programs. Current students should consult YES (Your Enrollment Services), Vanderbilt's online student services application for current course descriptions and course offerings.  

Required Courses

Number Course Title
Credits
440 Strategic Alignment of Human Capital
2
442 Talent Management
2
446 Compensation Decision-Making
2
447 Labor and Employee Relations
2


Electives—choose one course from the following

Number Course Title
Credits
441 Organizational Learning and Effectiveness
2
540 Leading Change
2

Secondary Electives—choose ten credit hours from the following

Number Course Title
Credits
441 Organizational Learning and Effectiveness
2
444 Leadership: Theory and Practice
2
448 Negotiation 2
459F Health Care Delivery Organizations
2
540 Leading Change
2
546 Executive Coaching
1
547 Training Systems Management
1
549A Special Topics in Organization Studies: Practicum on Employment Discrimination: EEOC
2