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 outlined by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.