MS-HRM: Master of Science in Human Resources Management

The MS-HRM curriculum provides students with a strategic business perspective. Students gain an understanding of the core processes of business organizations, the ability to effectively apply the theory and principles of contemporary human resources management for improving individual and organizational performance, and a grounding in the ethical considerations relevant to the business decisions HR professionals are asked to make.

The MS in Human Resources Management offers a global view of the HRM function and helps students appreciate the impact that HR changes can have on the organization. The curriculum and course content continue to evolve to provide students with the latest and most valuable knowledge and skills needed by high performing HR professionals.

HBU’s MS-HRM is recognized as being fully aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Throughout the world, as of October 2015, only 58 MS-HRM programs are acknowledged by SHRM as being aligned with the society’s suggested guidelines.

The MS-HRM program is cohort based. A new class of students will be admitted each fall semester and will advance through the program together, taking the same courses on the same schedule. Students without requisite undergraduate coursework will take leveling courses (12 hours).  Transcripts will be evaluated for leveling equivalents.  There are 33 semester hours of core classes.    Each class meets one night per week.

Degree Requirements

Leveling Courses required for students without BBA:
ACCT 5362  Accounting Principles
ECON 5363 Economic Principles
FINA 5260   Finance Principles
MGMT 5260 Decision Making Techniques for Managers
MGMT 5261 Management Principles

Core Courses:
MGMT 5361 Staffing and Performance Management
MGMT 6331 Compensation and Benefits
MGMT 6334 Legal Challenges in HR Management
MGMT 6335 History of Management, Human Resources, and Employment Relations
MGMT 6338 Human Resource Management for HR Professionals
MGMT 6364 Training and Development
MGMT 6378 Management of Global HR
MGMT 6382 Strategic Planning and HRM Challenges
MGMT 6386 Organizational Problems, Diagnostics, and Solutions
MGMT 6392 Transformational Leadership and Ethics
INDC 6331   Foreign Cultures