Career Outlook

In an increasingly global, interconnected world, human resources management professionals are playing a central role in contributing to the long-term success of organizations.

The master’s in Human Resources Management prepares you to excel in this ever-changing field. Through expert instruction and hands-on application, our program incorporates industry best practices, rapidly emerging technologies, and contemporary tools for driving more strategic approaches to human capital management. You’ll leave the program primed to create sustainable business value and serve as a well-rounded HR business partner for your organization.

As a student in our program, you’ll have access to resources and opportunities that set you up for career success. In addition to University-wide services such as the Career Center and professional development workshops, you’ll also have opportunities to partake in program-specific networking and industry events. We also have our own Society for Human Resource Management Chapter, which provides additional personal and professional development opportunities.

This section has testimonials from current students and alumni.
  • Headshot of Ira Kitmacher, Faculty

    Human resources in the 21st century is a challenging field—to say the least. Successful practitioners need a balance of theoretical knowledge of behavior, leadership, and law, together with exposure to the real organizational world. Georgetown's program, as taught by HR experts, provides the critical edge needed for success in the field.”

    Ira Kitmacher, Faculty Master's in Human Resources Management

Average salary of human resources managers $106,910 Where do people in this field work? Management of companies and enterprises 15% Manufacturing 14% Professional, scientific, and technical services 12% Government 10% Healthcare and social assistance 10% Human Resources ManagerDirector of Human ResourcesStaffing ManagerTalent Acquisition ManagerRecruitment ManagerVice President of Human ResourcesDirector of Recruitment Top titles within the human resources manager occupation:

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics