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 masters program explores management and organizational behavior, data-driven metrics, managerial decision making, and business strategy & ethics. This unique mix of program attributes provides students with a significant competitive advantage to succeed in the fast-changing world of business.
MS in Human Capital
MESSAGE FOR SPRING 2024 APPLICANTS: Starting Fall 2024, we will launch an accelerated 30-credit MS in Human Capital Management. This cost-effective program can be completed in one year (3 semesters) with full-time study or in 2 years (5-6 semesters) with part-time study. For questions on how to use Spring 2024 courses towards the new degree, please contact the HCM Academic Department: email@example.com
This HR masters degree provides critical knowledge and skillsets in leveraging data and human capital to drive organizational strategy, efficacy, and impact. Students learn how to quantify all aspects of decision-making, provide organizational assessments, develop and lead high-performing teams, and measure the impact of talent development.
Who Should Consider Earning the MS in Human Capital Management
The MS in Human Capital Management is designed for early career professionals who wish to understand and develop strategic human capital business competencies. Additionally, this program is beneficial for mid-career and senior HR professionals who wish to explore topics in people analytics, DEI, and future trends in human capital management.
GLOBAL FIELD INTENSIVES
The Human Capital Management (HCM) department provides students with unique opportunities to pursue their academic and professional interests abroad through Global Field Intensives (GFI). These immersive courses of study allow students to study and experience first-hand how aspects of human capital management are applied in varying global cities and countries. Site visits at each destination translate ideas into action, and students network with speakers and organizations to advance their academic and professional contacts.
FACULTY: EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELDS
Academic Director, Clinical Assistant Professor, Human Capital Programs
Mike Valentine, a Managing Partner at Truedge Consulting and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Human Capital Program at NYU School of Professional Studies, has an extensive career as a management consultant, executive coach, and human resource leader.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can you explain what Human Capital Management means?
Human Capital Management refers to initiatives, strategies, and activities designed to optimize the capabilities, and overall potential of the workforce. The program aims to support the alignment between an organization's strategic aspirations and its ability to meet those strategic objectives.
What’s SHRM-Aligned curriculum mean for me?
The courses that make up the MS degree incorporate the elements of the Society of Human Resource Management’s competency model. This alignment ensures students will be exposed to key skills necessary for future success in the field of HRM practice.
Why pursue a career in human capital management?
Human capital management allows practitioners to contribute to an organization's success in many ways. It is the essential link between employee contribution and the organization's strategic goals, its values and mission. Because HCM touches so many aspects of the business, practitioners in this field can work in a variety of roles that fit their strengths and interests.
What courses are available through this 30-credit degree program?
Courses include all aspects of HR practice like organizational effectiveness, executive coaching, HR analytics and managing diversity and inclusion. They cover the technology of HR, employee behavior, organizational change, data analytics, and training and development. All courses provide a global perspective for practice anywhere in the world.
Why are there no concentrations in this graduate program?
This allows students the flexibility to tailor the program to meet their needs and areas of interest.
How long would it take to complete this graduate program?
Students who pursue full-time study can complete the program in its entirety within one academic year (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Students who pursue part-time study can complete this program within two academic years.
What time do you offer classes?
Our courses are offered in the evenings (Mondays through Thursdays) to accommodate working professionals.
Can I take this program online?
Students have the flexibility to take the HCM program in-person, online, or a mixture of both modalities.
What types of jobs are available after earning this degree?
Students may pursue roles as an HR business partner supporting an organizational unit, as a training and development or recruiting specialist focused on development or talent acquisition. Other roles might include HR technology, or HR generalist supporting many areas of the function. Whatever your position, you will likely be involved in projects that have organization-wide impact and collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines to achieve desired results.