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MS in Management - Human Resources

Individuals enrolling in the human resources specialization of Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Management and Leadership program have the opportunity to study key administrative and staff development techniques for effective human resources departments. Read more about Purdue University Global's University's Master of Science in Management and Leadership program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Management and Leadership with a concentration in Human Resources

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites

Students applying to Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Management and Leadership with a concentration in Human Resources must meet a minimum requirement of business study at the undergraduate level. Applicants must have either a bachelor's degree in business from an accredited institution or a minimum of 30 semester credit hours (or 45 quarter credit hours) in undergraduate coursework that is in alignment with the standards of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Program.

Applicants to Purdue University Global should have a high school diploma or the equivalent. Some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Management and Leadership with a concentration in Human Resources program at Purdue University Global gives students the opportunity to study topics like organizational strategies and management skills. Students also have the opportunity to focus on real-world scenarios through case studies and projects. Human resources is one of the six available concentrations in the Management and Leadership master's degree program, and students in this concentration can study subjects like recruitment, rewards, and employment law. All students in this program will be required to complete an applied research project.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length

56 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for Purdue University Global Master of Science in Management and Leadership - Human Resources

The Master of Science in Management and Leadership is composed of a 40-credit-hour core of courses and a 16-credit-hour concentration in one of six areas. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements (40 credits)

  • Business Communications
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Management Theories and Practices I
  • Management Theories and Practices II
  • Leadership Theory and Practice I
  • Leadership Theory and Practice II
  • Organizational Excellence and Change
  • Action Research and Consulting Skills
  • Strategic Financial Analysis
  • Applied Research Project

Concentration Requirements (16 credits)

  • Employment Law
  • Training and Development
  • Strategic Reward Systems
  • Recruitment and Selection

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education

Graduates of the Master of Science in Management and Leadership program at Purdue University Global can continue their education by pursuing a doctoral degree in management, leadership, or human resources. Doctoral programs in these areas can prepare professionals for leadership, research, and professorial roles in the field. Degree programs could include, but are not limited to:

  • Doctor of Management
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Development

Career Paths:

The Master of Science in Management and Leadership with a concentration in Human Resources is intended to prepare students for leadership and management roles in the human resources departments of a variety of professional fields. Graduates of this program may be prepared to enter the professional workforce with the following titles, among others:

  • Human resources manager
  • Labor relations director
  • Recruiting manager

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