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.
The core curriculum is designed to provide you with a deep and broad foundation that supports concentration course work and serves you throughout your career. Students are required to take all of the following courses.
Students select one additional course from any of the concentrations, the Internship, or from the
special topics courses that will be offered periodically.
Students select one of the following courses. The Thesis Research Project is taken one semester prior to graduation.