College Degrees

Human Resource Management Master's

The right level of education can make all the difference in a tough job market. Students with a bachelor’s degree in human resources, marketing, public relations, business administration, or a related field may consider furthering their studies with a master’s degree in human resource management.

The human resources profession has stretched beyond its original place as just an employee relations field. These days, human resources professionals are expected to have a high level of understanding in many important topics relevant to business such as organizational development, strategic planning, marketing, sales, business fundamentals, and ethics.

Human resources professionals may be called upon to help make business decisions and cooperate with strategic business planning within for-profit companies. The program may also provide specific instructions in human resources-related topics such as labor relations, workplace law, talent management, reward systems, and the global marketplace.

With a master’s degree in human resources management, graduates of the program could learn to be adept human resources professionals for many organizations including government institutions, for-profit companies, and non-profit companies. Graduates may also choose to work in specific aspects of human resources such as employee training or recruitment. Graduates may additionally do well in various management positions such as project management or organizational management.

Example Courses

  • Human Resources and Labor Relations
  • Strategic Planning and Organizational Development
  • Total Rewards in the Global Workplace

Potential Industries

  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Recruitment

Colleges Offering Degree

  • Rutgers University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Capella University

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