Master of Science in Management: Human Resources

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Are you interested in building the skills needed for managerial careers in staffing, training, and performance evaluation? If so, Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Management and Leadership with a concentration in Human Resources could be the program for you. Read more details about this program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The online Master of Science in Management and Leadership program with a concentration in Human Resources at Purdue University Global offers you the chance to enhance your organizational, decision making, and leadership skills as well as boost your understanding of HR processes and practices. You will have the opportunity to take concentration courses that focus on laws designed to protect workers in the workplace, such as those focusing on discrimination and harassment, as well as study training program delivery and implementation, pay structures, motivational reward systems, and selection methods. A core course in HR management provides an overview of various departmental processes, such as those pertaining to benefits, performance assessment, and change management. Other courses discuss leadership and management theories, business communications, and financial analysis strategies. Studies in this concentration align with standards developed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

What Are the Prerequisites?

Those seeking to enter the MS in Management and Leadership - Human Resource program should have completed an undergraduate program in business or have taken 30 semester or 45 quarter credit hours in coursework in, among other areas, finance, management, marketing, accounting, and ethics. Applicants to Purdue University Global's master's degree programs should already have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must complete a total of 56 credits to earn Purdue Global's MS in Management and Leadership - Human Resource degree. You will take 40 credits in the core curriculum and 16 credits in Human Resources concentration courses.

Core Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
GB512Business Communications
GB520Strategic Human Resource Management
GM500Management Theories and Practices I
GM501Management Theories and Practices II
GM502Leadership Theory and Practice I
GM503Leadership Theory and Practice II
GM504Organizational Excellence and Change
GM505Action Research and Consulting Skills
GM506Strategic Financial Analysis
GM599Applied Research Project

Concentration Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
GB541Employment Law
GB542Training and Development
GM545Strategic Reward Systems
GM546Recruitment and Selection

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Master of Science in Management and Leadership with a concentration in Human Resources program, you could be prepared to seek upper management or executive-level positions in the corporate IT department of many types of businesses. Courses in recruitment, selection, training, and employment law might prepare you to oversee areas of hiring, professional development, compensation, and employee relations.

Positions you could be able to pursue include:

  • Human resources director
  • Training and development manager
  • Labor relations consultant
  • Compensation and benefits manager
  • Organizational development director