Opportunities and Outcomes
With a job rating of number four in the “Top 10 Best Jobs in America” by Money Magazine and Salary.com, and a projected annual growth rate of 32,300 job openings per year over the next 10 years, human resource management offers a plethora of career opportunities. HR managers are increasingly in demand and are valued as primary strategic planners who shape institutional cultures and advance organizational missions. Created to satisfy the critical demand for HR leaders who can think strategically and implement globally, the MS in Human Resource Management and Development at the NYU School of Professional Studies prepares you for leadership in this rapidly growing field. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of how strategy helps an organization achieve its goals and objectives—whether they are measured by the bottom line, shareholder satisfaction, impact on society or a combination of these factors.
Today’s human resource professionals operate on a wholly different level from the administrative, transactional function they once held. During the mid-20th century, the human resource professional transformed from the purveyor of payroll and benefits to a full-fledged business partner within organizations, specializing not only in the recruitment of talented employees, but in their development as well. The HR industry is making another transition as it becomes aligned with the strategic business plan and the development of the larger organization.
The program’s expert faculty and staff members understand the fast-changing nature of the industry, and have developed opportunities that utilize the extraordinary professional and academic resources of the NYU School of Professional Studies and the University as a whole, to provide students with key career development advantages:
Graduates of our program have gone on to become leaders in the profession who hold positions such as human resource generalist, executive coach, compensation analyst, and organizational effectiveness manager for a broad array of employers including Accenture; NBC Universal, Inc.; L’Oreal; American Express Company; Warner Music, Inc.; and Pfizer Inc.
By combining leading-edge thought with best-practice methodology, this program provides you with a distinct competitive advantage as you build your career as a human resource professional. Gain the strategies, insights, tools, and practical applications necessary to make a real difference in this evolving profession—both today and in the future.