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Human Resource Management, MSHRM


The Human Resource Management curriculum is designed to provide students with both comprehensive and in-depth coverage of modern HR specializations and current topics. The curriculum emphasizes coverage of theoretical and applied material in order to provide foundational HR knowledge as well as HR skills and competencies critical to any successful HR professional. The degree can be pursued either on a full- or part-time basis.

Additionally, to ensure the program meets with professional standards and practices and for ease of certification (PHR & SPHR), the program curriculum follows closely the Society for Human Resource Management graduate program guideline. The program is formally recognized by SHRM as a program curriculum that is in alignment with the society's recommended standards.


To complete the 31-credit-hour MSHRM program, students will successfully complete 10 courses (three credit hours each) in addition to an orientation course (one credit hour). The program has eight required courses and two elective courses, which are listed below. Students with prior course work or significant HR work experience in human resource management may petition to substitute a more advanced course for a core course with the approval of the graduate advisor.

Core courses

  BADM 401 Graduate Business Orientation .....1
  HRM 400 Strategic Issues in Human Resource Management .....3
  HRM 432 Labor & Employee Relations .....3
  HRM 434 Employee Selection and Staffing .....3
  HRM 438 Compensation Management .....3
  HRM 493 Seminar in Human Resource Management .....3
  MGMT 407 Executive Leadership .....3
  MGMT 470 Organizational Change and Development .....3
  TRDV 400 Foundations in Training and Development .....3

Topic elective courses (choose two)

  HRM 405 Legal Issues in Human Resource Management .....3
  HRM 428 Workplace Diversity .....3
  HRM 430 Employee Benefits .....3
  HRM 455 Global/International Human Resource Management .....3
  HRM 491 Special Topics in Human Resource Management .....3
  HRM 495 Human Resource Management Independent Study .....3
  MGMT 454 International Experience .....3
  MGMT 474 Management Consulting .....3