Human Resource Management and Development (MS)

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Program Description

The Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Development (HRMD) prepares students to become strategic business professionals with specialized expertise in effectively leading and managing talent in today’s global organizations. Taught by leading scholar-practitioners in human capital management, the program explores the principles of management and organizational behavior, introduces students to data-driven metrics and managerial decision making, and delves into business strategy and ethics to provide students with a significant competitive advantage to succeed in the fast-changing world of business.

The Human Resource Management and Development master's is offered through the Human Capital Management department within the Division of Programs in Business.

Our curriculum aligns with the SHRM professional body of knowledge, science, and field tested competencies targeted for a successful human capital management career.

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, on-site, or through a combination of these formats. With courses offered during evenings and on weekends, the Master of Science 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.


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.