MS in Human Resource Management and Development

M.S. in Human Resource Management and Development

M.S. in Human Resource Management and Development

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The MS in Human Resource Management and Development equips you to become a strategic business professional with specialized expertise in effectively leading and managing talent in today’s global organizations. Taught by leading practitioner-scholars in the HR industry with extensive professional experience in their respective fields, the program explores the principles of management and organizational behavior, introduces you to data-driven metrics and managerial decision making, and delves into business strategy and ethics to provide you with a significant competitive advantage to succeed in the fast-changing world of business.

All students take a set of core courses, which provide a solid foundation of business knowledge and skills. This core knowledge is complemented with an area of concentration that is selected based upon personal interests and professional goals. The concentration options are: Human Resource Management; Organizational Effectiveness; Global Talent Management; and Learning, Development, and Executive Coaching. Students also have the ability to take at least one elective course as part of the program. Finally, a required capstone experience allows students to synthesize the knowledge which they have acquired either through an extensive business simulation conducted in the special project course or by completing a thesis.

The degree may be completed online, onsite, or through a combination of these formats. With courses offered during evenings and on weekends, the MS in Human Resource Management and Development can be completed in two years of full-time study or in up to five years of part-time study, allowing maximum flexibility for busy senior managers and executives, as well as for recent college graduates who are just beginning their careers.