Human Resource Management - M.S.

The Human Resource Management Master of Science degree program prepares students for careers in a variety of managerial and professional positions for a wide range of human resource firms. This program provides graduates with a broad base of knowledge to meet the ever-shifting role of human resource departments as they transition from a singular focus on the administrative functions of an operation’s workforce to employee development, business leadership and strategic planning. The Human Resource Management MS directly aligns with industry-relevant guidelines as determined by both the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). See for information pertaining to PHR and SPHR certification requirements.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply the models and theories of Human Resource Management at both the strategic and operational levels to improve overall organizational competitiveness.
  • Synthesize business competencies to align the human resource functions to support the organization competitiveness and strategic initiatives.
  • Develop strategies for an internal environment of diversity and inclusion that recognizes the global environment in which the organization operates.
  • Apply professional standards and practices for ethical conduct, legal requirements, and regulatory guidelines in the administration of human resource policies and procedures.

In addition, as part of the program, students will extend their expertise in the following concepts: human resource development and succession planning; strategic compensation and benefits; strategic recruitment, selection and planning; change management; organizational behavior and strategic human resource management.

Human Resource Management

Master of Science 

Core Courses
HRM5010Human Resource Management3
HRM5020Labor and Employee Relations3
HRM5030Strategic Compensation and Benefits3
HRM5040Organizational Training and Development3
HRM5050Strategic Recruiting, Retention and Succession3
HRM5060Human Resources in a Global Environment3
HRM6010Advanced Organizational Behavior3
HRM6020Human Resource Metrics and Statistical Research3
HRM6030Organizational Change Management3
HRM6800Human Resource Management Capstone3
Total Credits30.0