Human Resources Management

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  • Master's
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Why Human Resources Management?

This comprehensive master's degree program is designed to enhance students' understanding and experience in human resources management and prepare them to advance in their field.

The Master of Science in Human Resources Management program is designed to prepare students to make the connection between an organization’s strategy and its people. Available in two learning formats – on-ground in Boston and 100% online, the program focuses on emerging human resource competencies and skills needed to navigate the evolving human resources field, including the transformational impact of technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data.

The curriculum features six leading-edge concentrations that align with trends that are reshaping the human resources field - Digital HR, Artifical Intelligence for Human Resources, Global Talent Management, Project Management, Leadership, and Organizational Communication. Coupled with an emphasis on Northeastern’s signature experiential learning model where students have the opportunity to integrate material learned in the classroom with real-world experience, this program helps prepare students to be strategic business partners in their organizations.


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Unique Features

  • The degree features leading-edge competencies that align with trends that are reshaping the human resources industry, including: Digital HR, Artifical Intelligence for Human Resources, Global Talent Management, Project Management, Leadership, and Organizational Communication – giving students the opportunity to tailor their studies to support their specific career objectives
  • In the Master’s in Human Resources Management program, students will gain real-world experience through Northeastern’s signature experiential learning model, which gives them a competitive advantage in the growing job market
  • XN/short-term consulting projects with employers as well as career coaching opportunities provide a differentiating experience to the program
  • Applicants with HR Certification Institute and the Society of Human Resource Management certifications can receive transfer credit for up to 6QH which maps to specific HRM courses
  • Courses taught by experienced human resources professionals
  • The Master’s in Human Resources Management program is available in a 100% online format, giving students the flexibility they need to master the complexities of the human resources field

Unique Transfer Credit Opportunities

About the SHRM and HRCI Certification Transfer Credit Opportunities:

Why consider a graduate degree in Human Resources Management from Northeastern University? We recognize the knowledge and HR competencies demonstrated by those who have earned their SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP, PHR, or SPHR certifications. As a result, credential-holders have the unique opportunity to accelerate through a Northeastern University degree.
 
Successful applicants for a master's degree program with their SHRM-CP or PHR:

  • Will receive 3 quarter hours of transfer credit - a 6% savings in tuition.
  • Will be able to earn a master’s degree by completing 14 courses, rather than 15
  • Transfer credit is awarded for the following course: HRM 6015 Introduction to Human Resources Management.

Successful applicants for a master's degree program with their SHRM-SCP or SPHR:

  • Will receive 6 quarter hours of transfer credit - a 13% savings in tuition.
  • Will be able to earn a master’s degree by completing 13 courses, rather than 15
  • Transfer credit is awarded for the following courses: HRM 6015 Introduction to Human Resources Management and HRM 6005 Creating a High-Performance Organization.

What you'll study

General Requirements

Master of Science in Human Resources Management General Requirements

Based on your experience, complete one of the options below:

Two or more years of human resources experience:

HRM 6025 - Workforce Analytics
3.00
HRM 6042 - Strategic Workforce Planning
3.00

Fewer than two years of experience:

HRM 6015 - Introduction to Human Resources Management
3.00
HRM 6025 - Workforce Analytics
3.00
HRM 6042 - Strategic Workforce Planning
3.00

Complete four of the following:

HRM 6005 - Creating a High-Performance Organization: Strategic Organizational and HRM Choices
3.00
HRM 6010 - Compensation and Benefits
3.00
HRM 6020 - Talent Acquisition and Onboarding
3.00
HRM 6030 - The Employment Contract
3.00
HRM 6047 - Managing the Employee Life Cycle
3.00
HRM 6050 - Employee Engagement
3.00
HRM 6060 - Organizational Design
3.00
HRM 6070 - Global Human Resources Management
3.00
CMN 6090 - Organizational Culture, Climate, and Communication
3.00

Capstone

HRM 6940 - Projects for Professionals
4.00

Electives

Complete a minimum of 5 quarter hours to reach 45 quarter hours.

CMN 6110 - Group Dynamics and Interpersonal Conflict: Meeting Management
3.00
CMN 6060 - Negotiation, Mediation, and Facilitation
3.00
CMN 6025 - Digital Era Skills: Platforms, Tools, and Techniques
3.00
ALY 6010 - Probability Theory and Introductory Statistics
3.00
ALY 6070 - Communication and Visualization for Data Analytics
3.00
TCC 6620 - Collecting User Data
2.00
TCC 6610 - Prototyping
2.00
COP 6940 - Personal and Career Development
3.00 - 4.00

Concentrations

Artificial Intelligence for Human Resources

Required Courses

EAI 6070 - Human Resources Information Processing
3.00
EAI 6080 - Advanced Analytical Utilization
3.00
EAI 6120 - AI Communication and Visualization
3.00

Electives 

Select two from the following:

ALY 6010 - Probability Theory and Introductory Statistics
3.00
ALY 6040 - Data Mining Applications
3.00
ALY 6060 - Decision Support and Business Intelligence
3.00
ALY 6100 - Data-Driven Decision Making
3.00
ALY 6110 - Data Management and Big Data
3.00
Digital HR

Required Courses

HRM 6035

ITC 6340 - Mobile and Wireless Networks and Applications
3.00
CMN 6045 - Leveraging Digital Technologies: Strategy, Assessment, and Governance
3.00

Electives

Complete two of the following:

CMN 6065 - Implementation and Management of Social Media Channels and Online Communities
3.00
ALY 6010 - Probability Theory and Introductory Statistics
3.00
ALY 6060 - Decision Support and Business Intelligence
3.00
ALY 6100 - Data-Driven Decision Making
3.00
ALY 6110 - Data Management and Big Data
3.00
Global Talent Management

Required Courses

HRM 6072 - Global and Comparative Employment/Employee Relations
3.00
HRM 6074 - Global Talent Acquisition and Mobility
3.00
HRM 6076 - International Compensation
3.00

Electives

Complete two of the following:

LDR 6145 - Global Leadership
3.00
CMN 6085 - Strategies for Cross-Cultural Facilitation and Negotiation
3.00
CMN 6095 - Foundations of Developing Cultural Awareness
3.00
GST 6101 - Global Literacy, Culture, and Community
4.00
Leadership

Required Courses

LDR 6100 - Developing Your Leadership Capability
3.00
LDR 6120 - Developing Organizational Leadership
3.00

Electives 

Complete three of the following:

LDR 6135 - Ethical Leadership
3.00
LDR 6140 - Strategy Development and Implementation
3.00
LDR 6145 - Global Leadership
3.00
LDR 6150 - Innovation and Organizational Transformation
3.00
LDR 6115 - Leadership Communication
3.00
Organizational Communication

Required Courses

CMN 6020 - Ethical Issues in Organizational Communication
3.00
CMN 6080 - Intercultural Communication
3.00
CMN 6100 - Communication Networks and Managing Information
3.00

Electives 

Complete two of the following:

CMN 6025 - Digital Era Skills: Platforms, Tools, and Techniques
3.00
CMN 6060 - Negotiation, Mediation, and Facilitation
3.00
CMN 6050 - Crisis Communication
3.00
CMN 6110 - Group Dynamics and Interpersonal Conflict: Meeting Management
3.00
CMN 6910 - Organizational Communication Assessment
3.00
Project Management

Required

PJM 5900 - Foundations of Project Management
4.00
PJM 6000 - Project Management Practices
3.00
PJM 6215 - Leading Remote Project Teams
3.00

Note: PJM 5900 Foundations of Project Management is required for students who do not have at least two years of professional experience working on projects. This course is only intended for those who are not familiar with professional project work. Students with two years or more of professional project experience should not take Foundations of Project Management (PJM 5900)

Electives 

Complete three of the following (Students who take Foundations of Project Management (PJM 5900) are required to take two courses in this section.):

PJM 6005 - Project Scope Management
3.00
PJM 6175 - Project Resource Management
3.00
PJM 6180 - Project Stakeholder Management
3.00
PJM 6210 - Communication Skills for Project Managers
3.00

Did you know?

Employment of Human Resource Managers is expected to grow by 12% from 2017 to 2027—from ~136,000 to ~152,000—which is faster than the average growth rate of 10% projected for all occupations over this period. - Emsi Analyst’s database

Did you know?

The Master of Science in Human Resources Management fosters a deep understanding of organizational development and effective change management; workforce planning and strategic recruitment; and training and performance management.

Average Time to Completion

1.5-2 Years

Commitment

Full-Time
Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall
Spring
Summer
Winter

Meets F-1 Visa Requirements

No