Whether you are a current human resources professional looking to enhance your career potential, or an individual looking to change careers and become an HR professional, the Master of Science in Human Resource Management at Roosevelt University can provide you with the educational foundation needed to achieve your career goals. Our small class sizes, student-focused faculty and real-world curriculum result in a program that will prepare you to manage human talent effectively in a dynamic organizational environment.
The Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) is designed to provide students with the critical competencies required to be a successful HR professional in today’s modern business landscape. We prepare our graduates to lead the creation and execution of effective HR policies and practices in either the private or public sector. The program’s curriculum provides graduates with both the knowledge base and applied skills to thrive in roles as HR specialists, HR generalists, HR managers, or beyond, whether working in a Fortune 500 company or a small enterprise.
The program is designed with flexibility and convenience in mind to meet the needs of busy working professionals. The program can be pursued on either a full- or part-time basis, with courses generally being offered in the evenings and some on weekends. The complete program is available at both our downtown Chicago Campus and our suburban Schaumburg Campus locations.
Our program is student-focused. That means a highly-regarded faculty whose primary focus is teaching and mentoring you, small class sizes which provide an intimate learning experience for students to help them develop lasting relationships with both classmates and faculty members, and the flexibility to choose from a range of elective courses so students can personalize their education to meet their career needs.
The diversity of our student body — the Midwest’s third-most diverse (U.S. News and World Report, 2018) — will expose you to myriad viewpoints and hone your skills interacting with people of all different backgrounds. In today’s interconnected global marketplace, a well-rounded perspective is paramount.
MSHRM students can expect to be challenged to think critically and apply the knowledge they have learned during their HR courses. Our SHRM-aligned curriculum will expose students to the essential body of knowledge for the HR field, and also build vital HR skills by forcing students to apply this knowledge in projects that assignments that simulate real-world problems faced by HR professionals. Team-based projects and case studies serve as the foundation for exploring these real-world problems, as well as helping students build crucial communication and team-building skills coveted by employers.
The MSHRM degree offers the student a unique mix of courses that creates a curriculum that is comprehensive, but also flexible enough to meet specific student needs. The program’s core curriculum consists of three main dimensions:
Roosevelt graduates have pursued jobs with Fortune 500 companies, federal, local and state enterprises, or have started their own ventures. Our graduates have pursued successful careers as directors of HR, senior HR managers, chief people officers, and HR generalists or consultants. Our graduates have found employment at companies such as Accenture, American Medical Association, Apple, BlueCross BlueShield, Corvus Health, Envista Forensics, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Fidelity Life Insurance, Kohler Company, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan Motor Co., and Walgreen's.
Roosevelt's MSHRM degree can also be a gateway to a high-paying career. The data below* provide some detail on the average yearly salaries for various HR job titles in the greater Chicago area:
HR Generalist: $62,500 | HR Manager: $91,500 | Director of HR: $127,000 | VP of HR: $162,000
*based on Glassdoor avg. salary figures (2018)
Roosevelt has its very own college chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the primary professional association for the HR field. Dr. Carolyn Wiley (email@example.com) is the faculty adviser for the chapter, while current RU students are elected to fill various leadership positions in the chapter. The RU SHRM chapter is very established and has been successful enough to have earned SHRM chapter merit awards for the past several years, as well as have multiple students win HR Leader of Tomorrow awards (including scholarships) given by the Chicago Society for Human Resources Professionals (SHRP) organization.
“The MSHRM program helped me to build on my day-to-day HR expertise with knowledge that has allowed me to grow my career in human resources. My core skills that were built through the program allowed me to have the confidence to approach tactical and strategic HR challenges effectively.”
“I couldn’t be prouder to have a second degree from Roosevelt, which has prepared me well for a leadership role in the human resources world. I am armed with new knowledge, a lot of working experience, and I’m ready for the fight that will take me onward to new horizons.”