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MS in HRM & Organizational Effectiveness

business people in a meeting and shaking handsAs companies seek to enhance their competitive position by adopting a more holistic approach to planning and implementation, the HR professional of the future will have considerable input in developing and retaining talent, formulating staffing plans as they relate to the strategic goals of the corporation, and promoting training and learning to stimulate organizational effectiveness. Cost-efficiency, resource conservation and regulatory compliance have become issues for almost every organization. Turnover among top talent is expected to increase; globalization is requiring stronger regional HR capabilities; and demographic shifts across the world are dramatically affecting availability of qualified people.

The newly designed curriculum in Human Resource Management and Organizational Effectiveness offers a way to acquire a valuable credential to enhance your skill set and qualifications while preparing for professional advancement. Whether you wish to work on the transactional side (the stewards) or as a strategist we offer a concentration customized for your career goals. Our industry-driven courses taught by HR practitioners deliver a comprehensive, incisive, and applied approach to the human resources profession, which has now evolved into a broader, more complex, and balanced discipline.

Courses are available in an accelerated, convenient weekend format, the 36-credit curriculum can be completed in only 1 1/2 years and provides the broad-based, interdisciplinary knowledge and skill set essential for success in higher level HR roles in national and international organizations.

The seven required core courses (21 credits) proficient in to succeed in today's highly competitive global business environment. You then select one of the two concentrations (12 credits) offered. You then get to choose an unrestricted Elective, which could be any graduate course offered by The School of Graduate and Professional Studies (even from your non-selected concentration) or in certain circumstances an Internship. The program culminates in a final project (3 credits) that demonstrates your ability to conduct comprehensive, applied research and articulate original ideas and thought processes.

The program is ideal for individuals who want to acquire or update their core competencies and general business education, while equipping themselves with the specialized tools to thrive in their career path as HR professionals. Courses are taught with academic rigor by an outstanding faculty who are practicing leaders in their fields and exceptional educators who bring real-world experience and networking opportunities into the classroom.



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