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Master’s (MS) in Human Resource Management and Development

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

The MS in Human Resource Management and Development (HRMD) is designed to address the growing demand for strategic human resource professionals with specialized expertise in effectively leading and managing talent in today’s global organizations. Taught by leading scholar-practitioners in human capital management, this human resources masters program explores the principles of management and organizational behavior, introduces students to data-driven metrics and managerial decision making, and delves into business strategy and ethics to provide students with a significant competitive advantage to succeed in the fast-changing world of business.

As of Fall 2024, this degree is no longer accepting new students. We encourage you to explore our new MS in Human Capital Management, featuring a curriculum shaped by the realities of today's field and taught by industry experts deeply engaged with the future of work. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Admissions at 212-998-7100 or

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 Resource Management and Development?

The MS in Human Resource Management and Development is designed for new or recently promoted professionals who wish to understand and develop strategic human resource business competencies. Additionally, this program is beneficial for senior HR professionals who wish to explore topics on executive coaching, HR analytics, DEI, and future trends in human capital management.

Career and Job Opportunities

Our students and alumni now work with some of the top firms and their human resources departments including:

  • KornFerry
  • Google
  • Accenture
  • EY


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.


Batol Khan Mohammad

MS in Human Resource Management and Development '18

MS in Human Resource Management and Development alum Batol Khan Mohammad moved to the US from Afghanistan in 2015. She enrolled in the program while working full time. Since graduating, Batol has served as a human resources business partner (HRBP) at GroupM and a human resources director at Archetype. She attributes many of the classes she took at NYU SPS for playing a crucial role in guiding her career path. She holds the title of global human resources business partner (HRBP) at Dynamic Yield, a Mastercard company. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, plants, and spending time with family.

Edafe Okporo

MS In Human Resource Management, '22 Alum

MS in Human Resource Management '22 Alum Edafe Okporo is a global gay rights activist and one of the country's leading voices on the issue of displacement. In 2022, his book Asylum: A Memoir & Manifesto, an urgent call to action for immigration reform, was published by Simon & Schuster. In 2020, Okporo was featured in The New York Times when he was awarded the David Prize, a celebration of individuals and ideas to create a better, brighter New York City. He is the founder of Refuge America and The Pont, a diversity and inclusion consulting company.

FACULTY: Experts in their fields

Michael Valentine

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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