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Human Resources Degrees in New York City with Course Summaries

The New York City area has about 10 schools that offer human resources programs. Learn about the degree programs, admission info and program requirements for three of these schools, all within 15 miles of downtown, and make an informed education decision.

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New York City Schools Offering Human Resources Degrees

There are about 10 schools in the downtown New York City area that offer human resources management programs. This article examines three institutions that are with a 25-minute drive of the city center and the programs they offer. It also includes a table detailing information useful in a search for the right school, such as tuition, enrollment, student retention percentages and acceptance rates. At the end of the article is a listing of other area schools that offer relevant programs.

  • Pace University is less than a mile from the downtown area and offers a bachelor's and two master's programs in human resources management.
  • Saint Joseph's College is about three miles from downtown New York City and offers a master's program in human resources management.
  • A master's degree in human resources management is also available at Mercy College, which is about 12 miles from downtown New York City.

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Comparison of Schools

Individuals looking for a school should be aware of how it stands in certain areas. The following table makes it easy for prospective students to compare these three schools in various aspects.

Pace University Saint Joseph's College Mercy College
School Type Four-year; private, non-profit Four-year; private, non-profit Four-year; private, non-profit
Total Enrollment (2014) 12,857* 4,979* 11,272*
Campus Setting Large city Large city Large suburb
Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2015-16) $41,333* $24,113* $18,076*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Aid (2014) 97%* 97%* 94%*
Acceptance Rate (2014) 85%* 71%* 72%*
Retention Rate (2014) 76% for full-time students and 79% for part-time students* 83% for full-time students and 67% for part-time students* 66% for full-time students and 22% for part-time students*
Graduation Rate (Students began in 2008) 55%* 68%* 29%*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Pace University

Pace University's Lubin School of Business offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business administration, management and human resources management. The business school accommodates working students with both day and evening degree programs.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management

The Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management requires students to complete 128 credits. Students in the program must complete 33 credits in the business core in courses such as statistics, financial accounting, marketing, business strategy, business law, managerial accounting and management science. Human resources management courses in the program include human resources management, comparative management systems and international management.

Master of Science in Human Resources Management

The master's degree program in human resources management requires students to complete 30 credits to earn the degree. The foundation courses in the program include organizational behavior and human resources management. Students must also complete human resources management courses such as recruitment and staffing, training and development, strategic human resources management and international human resources management.

Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management

Pace University offers a Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management that requires students to complete between 39 and 58 credits. The MBA program includes a foundation and professional core of courses that students must complete in addition to human resources courses. The program requires students to complete accounting, marketing, managerial finance, economics and management courses.

Saint Joseph's College

Saint Joseph's College in New York offers students nine master's degree programs including an MBA. The school offers master's degrees in management that allow students to concentration their studies in health care, organizational and human resources management.

Master of Science in Human Resources Management

The master's degree in management with a concentration in human resources management requires students to complete 36 credits in business and human resources courses. The business core includes 24 credits in courses such as financial accounting, organizational theory, marketing, management information systems and leadership. The human resources management concentration includes courses in employment law, compensation and benefits, strategic human resources management and employee development.

Mercy College

Mercy College's School of Business offers 17 undergraduate and four graduate degrees in business topics such as accounting, business administration and management. The School of Business offers a graduate program in human resources management for students planning a career in the field.

Master of Science in Human Resource Management

Students must complete 36 credits to obtain the master's degree in human resources management at Mercy College. The curriculum includes introductory courses such as human resources management, human resource management techniques and tools and accounting and finance for human resources professionals. Additional human resources courses include employment law, recruitment, labor relations, benefits management, organizational behavior, and training and development.

Other School Options

The New York City area offers additional options for students planning to study human resources management. The College of New Rochelle offers a bachelor's degree in human resources management and is located about 22 miles from the downtown area. Iona College, which is about 24 miles from downtown New York City, offers an MBA program with a concentration in human resources management. Located about 23 miles from downtown New York City, Adelphi University offers a bachelor's degree in business administration with a specialization in human resources management and an MBA program with a specialization in human resources.

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