MS in Human Capital

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.

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:

Critical Knowledge

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.

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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.


Michael Valentine

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.


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