- Master of Arts (M.A.) in Human Resource Management
- Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
The Master of Arts degree and graduate certificate programs in Human Resource Management (HRM) help HRM professionals and other organization leaders advance their knowledge and skills in the field.
The Human Resource Management graduate program focuses upon the practice of human resource management in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Courses offer both concept and skill components designed to help students base practice on solid theoretical grounding. Courses are led by faculty members who have earned advanced graduate degrees and/or possess significant experience in the fields of business, organization behavior, and human resources.
The master’s degree curriculum comprises 12 courses in two areas: organization leadership studies and human resource management practice. The graduate certificate curriculum comprises 6 courses, emphasizing human resource management practice. A capstone course, which is required for the master’s degree and may be elected for the graduate certificate, provides an opportunity for students to integrate learning from previous courses by engaging in a team based HRM decision-making simulation.
All courses are offered on-line. The master’s degree can be completed in six terms (two calendar years), based upon completion of two courses each term. Most courses are offered in an accelerated seven week format. The program must be completed within six years from the time of initial enrollment.