MS in Human Capital
Management Online & On-Site

100% Online, On-site, and Hybrid Study Options

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 innovative course of study explores management and organizational behavior, data-driven metrics, managerial decision making, and business strategy and ethics. This unique mix of program attributes provides graduate students with a significant competitive advantage to succeed in the fast-changing world of business. 100% online, on-site, and hybrid degree options available.

SPRING 2024 APPLICANTS: The HCM program starts in fall '24, which will be an accelerated 30-credit degree that can be completed 100% online, on-site, or hybrid, but you can apply now for our MS in Human Resource Management and Development degree and transfer seamlessly to HCM in the fall. Please contact the HCM Academic Department for more information:

Degree Advantage

  • 30-credit accelerated program
  • 100% online course, on-site, or hybrid degree options available
  • Flexible full- or part-time study options
  • Can be completed in one year (three semesters) of full-time study or two years (5-6 semesters) of part-time study.
  • Required immersion period of five days that provides an introduction to executive coaching and organizational consulting practices. In-person and online immersion options available
  • Aligned and accredited to SHRM standards, the program is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification activities.
  • Gain critical knowledge to be a strategic human capital professional such as leveraging technology and data effectively, conducting organizational assessments, developing high-performing teams, and measuring the impact of talent development initiatives
  • Degree Core curriculum that builds foundational skills in human capital management
  • Electives that enable specialization in in-demand human capital management competencies like organizational effectiveness, the future of work, employee experience, and diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI)
  • Capstone in which students may complete projects with sponsoring organizations; challenge themselves with simulations of real-world situations, or complete a research thesis

Explore Graduate Opportunities at NYU SPS

Join an upcoming online session with our team to learn more about our graduate degree programs including the MS in Human Capital Management. As an attendee of an Explore Graduate Opportunities at NYU SPS session, you will meet members of our team and have the opportunity to ask questions about the program and application process.

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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 and be leaders in the industry. 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.

Career and Job Opportunities

Our students and alumni benefit from a network of industry leaders and now work with some of the top companies and their human resources departments including:

  • Google
  • Amazon
  • Accenture
  • EY
  • United Nations


The Human Capital Management (HCM) department provides students with unique opportunities to pursue their academic and professional interests beyond New York City 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. Students learn invaluable skills and 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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