Human Resources Courses in NJ with Class Descriptions

Jan 09, 2019

The New Jersey area has 11 schools that offer human resources programs. Get some information about the programs and some quick facts for two of these schools to make an informed education decision.

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New Jersey Human Resources Training

While many human resources programs are found at the graduate level, some New Jersey (NJ) schools also offer undergraduate human resources courses and programs. Read about two NJ institutions' programs, including required courses, methods of delivery, length of programs and school locations. Additionally, the table in this article includes details about the schools to further aid the comparison process.

  • Rutgers University's New Brunswick campus is centrally located in the state. This school offers a bachelor's and master's degree in human resource management in addition to a Ph.D. in Industrial Relations and Human Resources.
  • Thomas Edison State University, situated farther southwest, in Trenton, offers an undergraduate and a graduate certificate in human resources management, in addition to a master's degree in that same field. Many of this school's programs are offered through distance learning.

Comparison of Schools

After looking over the available courses, potential students can also benefit from checking out the table below. Use the facts to compare the two schools' enrollment numbers, tuition charges and acceptance rates to determine which school might work out best.

Rutgers University - New Brunswick Thomas Edison State University
School Type 4-year, public 4-year, public
Total Enrollment (2017) 49,577* 11,945*
Campus Setting Small city Small city
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2016-2017) $14,638 (in-state)
$30,579 (out-of-state)*
$7,300 (in-state)
$9,820 (out-of-state)*
% of Undergraduate Students Receiving Grant or Scholarship Aid (2016-2017) 51%* 12%*
Acceptance Rate (2017) 58%* Open admissions*
Retention Rate (2016-2017) 94% for full-time students; 67% for part-time students* Not reported*
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (students began in Fall 2011) 80%* Not reported*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Human resources courses are offered by Rutgers University's New Brunswick campus. Courses are offered by the School of Management and Labor Relations.

Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management

Offered jointly by the School of Management and Labor Relations and the School of Arts and Sciences, this program requires students to take nine courses from HRM and labor studies, three courses from psychology, sociology and economics, and two acceptable quantitative courses. Students take courses covering compensation, training and development, career management and finance. Students who gain approval can complete an internship in human resource management during their studies.

Master of Human Resource Management

The graduate-level human resource management program at Rutgers University is among the world's most renowned human resources programs, with the most frequently published and cited faculty in the United States. Courses are divided into various aspects of human resources, including strategy, decision making and functional areas. Students learn global workforce strategy, employment law and human capital development.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Industrial Relations & Human Resources

The doctoral-level industrial relations and human resources program teaches theory, research methods and scholarly writing. Primarily intended for full-time students, the interdisciplinary program prepares graduates for teaching or research positions.

Thomas Edison State University

Thomas Edison State University, located in Trenton, NJ, is a 4-year, public institution. A variety of human resources courses are offered by the School of Business and Management.

Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resources Management

This program involves the study of change management and foundational human resource management concepts. Students also learn about organizational behavior, sociology of work and business law.

Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management

This 12-credit program is offered entirely online. The program is focused on the most significant strategic initiatives faced by human resources professionals. Courses address intellectual capital, lifestyle benefits, strategic recruiting and the effectiveness of market-connected culture.

Master of Science in Human Resources Management

Comprised of 36 credits, this human resources program prepares graduates to become strategic partners in their organizations. Course topics include strategic recruitment, organizational research, human resources ethics and enterprise management.

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