MS in Human Resource Management and Development Curriculum

COMING SOON! A revised version of this degree will be launched in Fall 2024. The MS in Human Capital Management will be an accelerated 30-credit degree that can be completed 100% online, on-site, or hybrid. To start in spring ‘24, apply to MS in HRMD now and transfer seamlessly in the fall. For further information, contact the Academic Department:


CORE CURRICULUM: All students take a set of eight core courses, which provide a solid foundation of business knowledge and skills. These include, but are not limited to: Foundations of HR Management, Quantitative Methods and Metrics, Financial Management, Information Technology, Organizational Behavior, and Business Writing.

CONCENTRATIONS: Students apply knowledge from the core curriculum towards one of four areas of concentration: Human Capital Management; Organizational Effectiveness; Global Talent Management; or Learning, Development, and Executive Coaching.

CAPSTONE: The Capstone experience allows students to synthesize the knowledge which they have acquired either through an extensive business simulation conducted in the Special Projects course or by completing a Thesis. The Special Projects simulation is programmed to simulate a profit or nonprofit organization that is in manufacturing or service. Typical decision variables involve wages, replacing employees, hiring, promoting from within, training costs for promotions, fringe benefits, budget for other activities, safety, employee participation programs, grievances, human resources information systems, performance appraisal programs, affirmative action program, production levels, overtime, employee morale, turnover, and absenteeism. The Thesis must demonstrate the student’s ability to conduct comprehensive research and articulate original ideas and thought processes that make a practical contribution to the existing body of knowledge in the field of human resources.

Core Requirements

This degree is a 42-credit program consisting of a required set of core courses (8 courses, 24 credits total), a student-selected elective course (1 course, 3 credits total), and a required capstone special project or capstone research project thesis (1 course, 3 credits total)

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Students select one of the following concentrations. Within each concentration students complete a series of required and elective credits.

Human Capital Management

For students who intend to work for start-ups or small organizations and aspire to advance their HR generalist skills and competencies.


Global Talent Management

For students, especially those who currently work for, or intent to work for, multinational companies, and wish to develop competencies in global talent management processes and techniques.


Organizational Effectiveness

For students who aspire to advance their skills in qualitative and quantitative data analysis, assessment and analysis planning, organizational alignment and development, and alignment of HR metrics with strategic corporate objectives.

Learning, Development, and Executive Coaching

For students who intend to aspire to advance their skill-sets in adult learning theory for the workplace and creating internal or external executive coaching programs.


Sample Schedule

View the Capstone Special Project full-time sequence for a recommended schedule.

View the Thesis full-time sequence for a recommended schedule.


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Admissions Criteria

The NYU SPS Admissions team carefully weighs each component of your application during the admissions review process to evaluate your ability to benefit from and contribute to the dynamic learning environment and the challenging curriculum that the NYU School of Professional Studies offers.


The NYU SPS Admissions team is here to help you navigate the admissions process and ensure that all of your questions and/or concerns are addressed. Call or email to set up a Zoom or Skype appointment.

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Career Success

95.3% of NYUSPS Human Resources Management and Development graduate students reported being employed within six months of graduation.


Alumni of the NYUSPS Human Resources Management and Development program land opportunities across a wide range of levels, organizations, and geographic locations. Below are sample employers and job titles reported over the last five years:






Axin US

Bridgewater Associates

Christian Dior


Columbia University

Estee Lauder



Getty Images

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (USA)


Marina Maher Communications

Marvel Entertainment


New York Times

New York University

NORGES Bank Investment Management

Oxford University Press


Rite Aid

Shearman & Sterling LLP
Tiffany and Co.

United Nations
Weight Watchers International

Whole Foods Market




Job Title

Administrative Coordinator

Global Senior Director

HR Business Partner

HR Consultant

HR Coordinator

HR District Manager

HR Generalist

HR Manager

HR Operations Analyst

HR Recruiter

HR Specialist

Lead Program Associate

Learning and Development Specialist

Operations Manager

Recruiting Coordinator

Senior HR Representative 

Senior Leader, Talent Management

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Talent Coordinator

University Recruiting Lead



As professional relationships are an essential part of student success, the NYUSPS Wasserman Center for Career Development and the Division of Programs in Business partner on a variety of career initiatives.

Financing Your education

Click the link below to find important information regarding the federal aid process, NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) department and divisional scholarships, private loans, and the NYU payment plans.

Frequently Asked Questions

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