Human resources managers are integral parts of the leadership teams charged with directing complex organizations and a diverse workforce. Managing people and organizations requires both functional skills in human resources as well as expertise in strategic planning and organizational development. The Master of Arts in Human Resources Management prepares individuals in a variety of employment settings to join other organizational leaders at the table of decision-makers.

Program Objectives

The Human Resources Management graduate program provides students with skills and information in key operational areas such as human relations and communications, compensation and benefits, training and development, employee and labor relations, and staffing and retention. In addition, the program teaches professionals how to contribute to organizational development, change, risk management and strategic planning.

Who Should Apply?

The Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management is designed for experienced human resources leaders and professionals seeking skills for advancement in the field. It is also for new or experienced professionals from a variety of other fields who wish to transition into human resources and managers who would like to explore leadership development in the workplace.


Units of Required Courses


Units of Elective Requirements

Required Courses – 21 units

  • Organizational Behavior and Management (U87 520)
  • Human Resource Management (U87 531)
  • Compensation Management (U87 543)
  • HR Metrics (U87 558)
  • Strategy Formation and Organizational Effectiveness (U87 559)
  • Legal Aspects in Human Resources (U87 571)
  • Integrative Capstone Project for HR (U87 514)

Elective Requirements – 15 units

In addition, students are required to take a minimum of 15 units of elective courses from the following list:

  • SHRM Learning System (U87 402)
  • Individual and Organizational Introspection (U87 435)
  • Consulting Skills for Human Resources and Organizational Development Professionals (U87 504)
  • Coaching and the Modern Organization (U87 5130)
  • Organizational Communication (U87 523)
  • Organizational Development (U87 530)
  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace (U87 544)
  • Building High Performance, Team-Based Organizations (U87 565)
  • Principles of Finance (U87 582)

Application Requirements

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