Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources Management

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Prepare to Be an HR Leader

To get a seat at the executive table, HR professionals must be ready to create sustainable business value – not just for employees, but also for customers and investors. They must know how to collaborate with top executives and line managers to create innovative and more adaptable business processes and strategies.

The Human Resources Management program provides students with the specialized critical thinking and analytical skills they need to deliver meaningful business results. Built on a foundation of sound ethical business practices, the program helps students succeed in a new global economy.

Degree Requirements

To earn the MPS in Human Resources Management, students must successfully complete 11, three-credit program courses (33 credits total), including two core courses (Workplace Ethics and Capstone), and three foundational courses (Foundations of HR, Research Process and Methodology, and Human Capital Analytics).

Students must earn a grade of “B” or better in both Ethics and Capstone, and students must maintain a minimum, cumulative grade point average of 3.00 (“B” average) to graduate from the program.

Students also have the opportunity to tailor their studies by pursuing one of five focus areas. The specialty coursework within these focus areas gives students greater flexibility in building a program of study that adequately samples the professional body of knowledge, while at the same time allowing them to pursue selective courses in more specific areas of interest.

Required Courses

Core Courses:

MPHR 700: Workplace Ethics

MPHR 809: Capstone

Foundational Courses:

MPHR 502: Research Process and Methodology

MPHR 696: Foundations of HR

MPHR 725: Human Capital Analytics

Note: This page details the degree requirements for students matriculating in the MPS in Human Resources Management program during or after the Fall 2017 semester. If you are matriculating prior to Fall 2017, visit Curriculum Overview—Prior to Fall 2017. Matriculation is defined as the first semester in which a new student enrolls in Human Resources Management courses.

Education and Career Benefits

  • 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.
  • Gain a career advantage by gaining skills and knowledge in the areas most demanded by businesses: HR analytics, critical thinking, measuring and creating return on investment for programs and strategic approaches to managing human capital.
  • Get practical business experience: The master’s program culminates in a capstone course, giving students the opportunity to conduct significant research, write on a sophisticated HR topic of their choosing, and develop and test original ideas and strategies in dynamic workplace settings.

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