Human Capital Management (MS)

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Program Description

The MS in Human Capital Management (HCM) is a 30-credit SHRM-aligned program designed to address the growing demand for strategic human capital professionals with specialized expertise in leveraging technology and analytics effectively in order to lead and manage talent in today's global organizations. Taught by leading scholar-practitioners, this innovative course of study explores management and organizational behavior, data-driven metrics, managerial decision making, and business strategy and ethics. This unique mix of program attributes provides graduate students with a significant competitive advantage to succeed in the fast-changing world of business. The Master of Science in Human Capital Management can be completed in one year of full-time study or 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.

All students take a set of core courses, which provide a solid foundation of HR business knowledge and skills. This core knowledge is complemented with electives in which students can self-select their areas of expertise based upon personal interests and professional goals. 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.


All applicants to the School of Professional Studies (SPS) are required to submit the general application requirements, which include:

  • Application Fee
  • College/University Transcripts
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Degree Requirements
  • Recommendations
  • Kira Talent Assessment
  • Degree-Specific Requirements
  • English Language Assessment
  • Pearson Versant English Placement Test
  • International Transcript Evaluation
  • International Student Visa Requirements

See degree specific application requirements for instructions specific to this program.