Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources Management

FAQs

GENERAL QUESTIONS

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PROGRAM-SPECIFIC QUESTIONS

 

What is the structure of the program?
Are there ways to tailor my studies?
Are there opportunities to study abroad?
Could you tell me about the faculty?
How many students are in each class?
How is this program different from other human resources management programs?
If my question is not answered here, what do I do?

 

What is the structure of the program?

This MPS program helps entry- and mid-level HR professionals build skills and competencies to become world-class human resources leaders. Emphasis is placed on strategy, data analysis, research methods and their practical applications in the workplace. The program may be taken either full-time or part-time.

The best Human Resource professionals are technically proficient and grounded in scholarly theories and knowledge—the definition of scholar-practitioners. They understand not only what to do but how and why to do it. The Capstone course is designed to guide students through the process of integrating their learning from the MPS-HR program as a whole into the final requirement of their degree—the Capstone project. The Capstone project is designed to assess a student’s ability to conduct research and apply their learning to a real-world problem or to a specific issue within the field.

For their Capstones, students will utilize the research skill set they have developed during their time in the program to identify a researchable topic, articulate a research question, utilize existing literature and arguments, select methods, conduct research, analyze data, draw conclusions, and make recommendations.

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Are there ways to tailor my studies?

You can tailor your studies to emphasize any of the following professional practice themes that are transforming the power of human resources management to change business outcomes: Diversity and Inclusion, HRM Generalist, International HRM, Strategic Human Capital Management, and Human Resource Development/Organization Development.

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Are there opportunities to study abroad?

Each summer, through its International Immersion course, the program offers students a highly customized academic experience abroad.

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Could you tell me about the faculty?

Faculty members of the Human Resources Management program are accomplished professionals and academics, representing the best in research, thought leadership and business practice. Many of our faculty members have experience in international human resources management.

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How many students are in each class?

Class sizes average about 20 students per class, allowing you to have frequent and substantial interactions with the faculty.

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How is this program different from other human resources management programs?

This Georgetown MPS program teaches you theory that you can apply practically in the workplace. Each course prepares you to design and facilitate practical human resource solutions for your organization.
 

Georgetown is one of a few universities in the U.S. offering a professional practice theme in diversity and inclusion.

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