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.
Master’s (MS) in Human Resource Management and Development
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:
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.
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.
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
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
What does human resource management and development really mean?
Human Resources Management and development encompasses both the function that focuses on the strategic management of the organization’s talent as well as Human Resource Development which is responsible for supporting the alignment between the organizations objectives and developing employee capability.
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 provides ensures students will be exposed to key skills necessary for future success in the field of HRM practice.
Why pursue a career in human resource management and development?
HRMD allows practitioners to contribute to an organizations success in many ways. It is the essential link between employee contribution and the organizations strategic goals, its values and mission. Because HRMD 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 degree?
Just as the roles in the HRMD field vary so too are the courses available for students. 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.
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 of 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 frorm other disciplines to achieve the desired results.
Is a career in human resource management and development rewarding?
Absolutely! The HRMD profession is unique in the fact that it supports the business in many ways. If you are energized by motivating others and don’t want to be locked into one role, HRMD might be the career for you. Successful practitioners often find themselves at the center of all aspects of organizational life and are rewarded by the varied way they can make a difference in their organizations.