Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources Management
The Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources Management program brings together the academic traditions and values of Georgetown with the best professional minds in the human resources field. Our curriculum focuses on optimizing human resources theories and practices, as well as innovation, corporate social responsibility, technology, and globalization. Students participating in the program gain an advanced understanding of the challenges and opportunities related to human capital management while developing expertise in concentrations including International Human Resources Management, Diversity and Inclusion Management, and Strategic Human Capital Management.
Students who complete the MPS in Human Resources program will:
1. Explore the core values endemic to the professional world with a particular focus on the connections between applied ethics and human resources and diversity;
2. Understand the foundations of strategic human resource management, workforce planning and employment, and employee and labor relations;
3. Define and understand data and information requirements, data normalization, entity relationships, statistical and time-series data analysis, predication and decision-making strategies;
4. Develop planning and management strategies based upon environmental analysis, assessment of organizational competencies and weaknesses, and analysis of competitors;
5. Design a research proposal, objectives of research with specificity and particularity, conduct literature reviews, and assess and implement appropriate research methods based upon project needs.
The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Human Resources consists of 30 credits (10 courses). A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (solid "B") is required for good standing and to be eligible for graduation. In addition to the Ethics and Capstone courses, which are required for all MPS degrees, each concentration offered within the Human Resources program requires specific courses as described below.
MPHR 700: Workplace Ethics (Core Course, 3 credits)
MPHR 802: Strategic Thinking in HR (Major course, 3 credits)
MPHR 809: MPS HR Capstone (Core Course, 3 credits)
MPHR 708: Analyzing and Addressing Institutional Discrimination (3 credits)
MPHR 803: Strategic Diagnosis and Planning in Diversity and Inclusion (3 credits)
MPHR 810: Diversity and Inclusion in International Context (3 credits)
MPHR 705: Multinational Business Policy and Geopolitics (3 credits)
MPHR 813: Global Implications of HR (3 credits)
MPHR 801: Managing Complex Systems Change (3 credits)
MPHR 805: Consulting Skills in Human Capital (3 credits)
MPHR 811: Talent Management and Career Management (3 credits)
Common Experience Curriculum (6 credits) All Students
This will include two classes and is required of all Human Resources students in the Master of Professional Studies program.
New Student Orientation
Students accepted into the MPS program are given the GU Advantage.
Upon arrival, students are assigned to small sections. In these sections, students will become immersed in the Georgetown and SCS culture. Students will also be provided with upper class mentors.
This small group of students will complete their first year together. This group will be comprised of a diverse mix backgrounds, interests,
Section-mates will share classroom facilities, case studies, and their own dedicated team of faculty
Section faculty will teach and manage the learning environment and upper class students will help enrich the learning experience from day
one and beyond.
Students will exercise team-building, networking and management and leadership skills.
Advanced Professional Certificate
- The APC is designed for students who do not wish to pursue the Master's Degree but who are interested in a Graduate Certificate. Students may choose to pursue an APC in any of the following areas: Diversity and Inclusion Management, Strategic Human Capital or International Human Resources Management.
- Admissions standards are the same for students pursuing either the MPS or the APC.
- Specific learning goals must be supplied for each course listed on the APC Tracking Form.
- In order to earn the APC, students are required to complete 15 credits hours (5 courses) with a minimum GPA of 3.000.
- The only required course for APC students is Ethics (MPHR 700). Students then design a program of study (using the APC Tracking Form) during their first semester with the approval of the program Associate Dean. This form must be filed with the SCS Academic Affairs & Compliance Office.
- If students wish to transfer credits to the MPS later, all 5 courses are transferable pending review by the Associate Dean. Students may be required to take additional coursework for completion of the MPS degree.