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MSM Human Resource Management

Master's in Management (Human Resource Management)

Learn to lead with an online Master of Science in Management with concentration in human resource management from Excelsior College, a respected pioneer in higher education that's been helping adults earn degrees for more than 40 years.

This graduate degree in management will provide you with expertise in the design and administration of employee compensation, benefits, and talent management programs, within organizations operating on a global scale. You will become prepared to manage relationships between unions, workers, and employers, by learning about collective bargaining, and by gaining skills in conflict resolution, negotiation, mediation, and advocacy. In addition, you will develop strength in staffing and employee development that supports organizational performance through strategic recruiting, personnel assessment, and workforce training.

With your MS in Management degree, you'll be able to move into higher level positions that demand more in-depth knowledge of HRM practice. The master's concentration in human resource management requires completion of three MS in Management electives related to the management of human resources:

  • Compensation and Benefits (3 credits)
  • Employee Staffing and Development (3 credits)
  • Labor Relations and Conflict Resolution (3 credits)

This online master's degree in management will help you develop the advanced management skills you need to succeed in human resources. It is well suited to students with a prior Bachelor of Science in Business or Bachelor of Professional Studies in Business and Management degree, as well as military servicemembers pursuing careers in administrative and organizational management.

Earn Your Master's in Management Degree in Less Time, for Less Money

Excelsior's online human resource management courses are designed to work around your busy schedule and budget, so you can earn your master's in management degree and advance your career in human resource management while you continue to work.

  • Transfer up to 15 accredited, graduate credits.
  • Take flexible, 8-week online courses that fit your schedule.
  • Develop a niche skill set in human resource management.
  • Enjoy a business curriculum that doesn't require coursework in finance or quantitative analysis.
  • Receive personalized academic support from advisors who know you by name.
  • Learn from faculty who teach at some of the top graduate business schools in the country.
  • Enjoy affordable tuition and fees that are competitive with public institutions, along with flexible-payment options, financial aid, and other forms of support.

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Master of Science in Management Program Outcomes

MS in Management Credit Requirements

The Masters of Science in Management program requires 30 graduate level credits. Students in this program will be allowed to transfer in a maximum of 15 approved graduate level credits, thus requiring 15 credits of the requirements to be taken directly at Excelsior College. 

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Core Courses:

  • Organizational Communication
  • Ethics for Managers
  • Managing Global Environments
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management
  • Project Management
  • BUS 599 Strategic Management (Capstone)
  • Electives, if needed to replace waived core course(s)

Any waivers will be counted as part of the 15 credits allowed in transfer.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of an Excelsior College Master of Science in Management, you will be able to:

  • Formulate sustainable solutions to practical management problems encountered in a complex global environment.
  • Evaluate different methods and strategies used to develop individuals and manage teams in multiple settings.
  • Analyze how different functional areas within a business organization affect its strategic direction.
  • Apply project management tools and techniques in a business environment.
  • Create sustained and coherent arguments to summarize work for both internal (e.g., management, peers, subordinates) and external audiences.
  • Develop an ethical argument that challenges existing assumptions or prevailing practices in a business environment.
  • Generate solutions to business problems through the use of information technologies.
  • Integrate theory and practice for the purpose of strategic analysis.
  • Evaluate individual strengths and weaknesses with the desire to update skills and continuously improve.

Program Educational Objectives

Upon completion of an Excelsior College Master of Science in Management, you will be able to:

  • Design, implement, and evaluate the efficacy of solutions for complex business problems.
  • Engage in life-long learning for professional, career, and personal development.
  • Lead and work effectively and efficiently in diverse team settings and maintain a high level of performance in a professional business environment.
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently to various audiences in a timely and professional manner.
  • Demonstrate leadership and initiative to ethically advance organizational goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrate adaptability, leadership, mentoring skills, and management in your chosen career.

MSM Human Resource Management Concentration Outcomes

Human Resource Management Concentration Outcomes

Upon completion of an Excelsior College Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Human Resource Management, you will be able to:

  • Analyze the legal requirements applicable to human resource decisions.
  • Apply human resource management principles to support organizational objectives.

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SHRM® Aligned

The Master of Science in Management (Human Resources Management) is aligned with the standards of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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Institutional Accreditation

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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