Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources Management

Become a Meaningful Human Resources Management Business Partner

Human resources management is undergoing tremendous change in the 21st century – moving from a job function that has been mostly transactional and disconnected from core business issues to a vital function that is essential for helping organizations transform business goals and key objectives.

Global volatility, ethical scrutiny, corporate sustainability, emerging web-based technologies and the need for organizations to measure and access the value of human capital activities are just some of the new business challenges. Today’s human resources management practitioners must also:

  • Be global business partners as well as HR innovators, including fluency in finance, economics and various lines of business.
  • Utilize human capital management strategies, including the use of databases, statistical models and analytical skills that help drive key business objectives.
  • Embrace diversity and inclusion management as a tool for innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Develop specialized skills as more general practices (payroll and benefits, for example) become automated or outsourced.
  • Meet the critical needs of the business. The Human Resources Management program at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies is designed to develop passionate global HR leaders with the specialized skills that today’s businesses and organizations need most.

Who Should Apply?

The Master of Professional Studies program is designed for:

  • Current human resources management professionals who want to continue to grow as strategic executive leaders in their businesses and organizations.
  • Recent college graduates who want to embark on a career as a strategic human resources management business partner.
  • Other professionals, with related people-management experience, who want to become HR change agents.


There are three concentration tracks offered within the Human Resources Management master’s degree program:

  • Diversity and Inclusion Management
    The Diversity and Inclusion Management concentration is designed to develop managers and professionals who can contribute to an organization’s success by aligning its people management and employee relations strategies with the goals and vision of the organization.
  • International Human Resources Management
    The International Human Resources Management concentration exposes students to the vast array of employment practices, employment structures, and human resources management strategies in a comparative and global context. Students will graduate with the conceptual and practical tools necessary to address the impact of globalization on the practice of human resources.
  • Strategic Human Capital Management
    The Strategic Human Capital Management concentration prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed to help organizations integrate and leverage diversity in business and organizational life.

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