MASTER OF ARTS IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

The Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Management helps practicing HRM specialists or other organization staff members moving into HRM to 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.
Marygrove’s Master of Arts in Human Resource Management aligns with the recommended requirements for HR degree programs as outline by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

CAREER INFORMATION

Students and alumni are engaged in a variety of organizational roles in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations. Many are engaged in human resource management as staff specialists such as:  Human Resource Generalists, Recruiting Specialists, Benefit Coordinators, Compliance Officers, Employee Development and Retention Officers, Corporate Talent Acquisition and Retention Managers, General Managers, Management/HR Consultants, Organizational Change Consultants and Managers, and Corporate Trainers.

FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM

The Master of Arts degree in Human Resource Management helps HRM specialists or other organizational professionals advance their knowledge and skills in the field.  The program focuses on HRM practices in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Courses offer both concept and skill components designed to help students develop practices based on solid theoretical grounding.

SPECIFIC PROGRAM INFORMATION

The Master of Arts in Human Resource Management is designed as a fully on-line program to be completed in 6 semesters (2 calendar years), based on the completion of two courses per semester. However the curriculum is flexible and allows students to complete the degree more rapidly or slowly.  Students wishing to enroll in more than two courses per semester can do so with permission of the program chair.  However the program must be completed within a period of six years from the time of initial enrollment.
The programs are led by faculty with advanced graduate degrees and / or possess significant experience in the fields of business, organization behavior and human resources.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Submit a graduate application
  • Send official transcripts of bachelor degree-awarding institution directly to Marygrove College: Office of Admissions
  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • Career Plan/Writing Sample
  • Current Resume
  • Minimum of two recommendations:   current employer and academic or work setting
  • Interview with program chair

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The Master of Arts degree consists of 10 courses (30 credit hours) with Business Ethics, Managerial Finance and the Seminar and Project (Capstone Course) being required four courses (12 credit hours).  The other six courses (18 credit hours) are chosen from a variety of electives in human resource management and organizational development classes. In order to graduate, students must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale) or higher.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

In order to graduate, a student must have completed 36 hours (master’s degree) of work in approved courses with an overall grade point average of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale) or higher. A complete description of all applicable graduation requirements is included in the Academic Policies section of this catalog and on the Marygrove College website.

CORE COURSES

  • HRM 505 Managerial Finance
  • HRM 555 Legal Practices in Employment
  • HRM 655 Business Ethics
  • HRM 665 Capstone Project and Seminar

HUMAN RESOURCE GENERALIST

4 core courses (12 credit hours)
Select 6 of the following electives:

  • HRM 675 Compensation Management
  • HRM 640 Diversity and Inclusion
  • HRM 635 Employee Development
  • HRM 625 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
  • HRM 565 Employee Recruitment, Selection and Evaluation
  • HRM 535 Human Resource History and Trends
  • HRM 519 Human Resource Planning and Information Systems
  • HRM 517 Communication for Managers

HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

4 core courses (12 credit hours)
Select 6 of the following electives:

  • HRM 640 Diversity and Inclusion
  • HRM 635 Employee Development
  • HRM 625 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
  • HRM 535 Human Resource History and Trends
  • HRM 525 Human Behavior in Organizations
  • HRM 517 Communication for Managers
  • HRM 515 Leadership and Decision Making
  • HRM 512 Organization Theory and Change

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

4 core courses (12 credit hours)

Contact Us

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  • Name

    G. Jerry van Rossum, MA, MBA Assistant Professor and Program Director Human Resource Management
  • Address

    Liberal Arts Room 306
  • Direct

    (313) 927-1218
  • Email

    jvanrossum@marygrove.edu

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