The Master of Science (M.S.) in Human Resource Management program addresses the need for competent human resource managers with an advanced understanding of employee retention, development, succession planning, compensation, benefits administration, health care, retirement planning, pensions, finance, and decision sciences.
The program combines the academic rigor of a master's degree with the practical skills needed to succeed in human resource management. You'll gain a strong theoretical foundation in the field while learning to apply practical application of theoretical concepts to the workplace.
While some human resource master's degree programs focus on functional areas such as labor or industrial relations, RMU's program provides a more strategic focus, preparing graduates for careers as successful HR managers and executives and key members of an organization's leadership team.
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Current Issues in Human Resource Management
Employee Rights Under Law
Decision Sciences for Human Resources
Recruitment, Selection and Retention
Training and Development Through Performance Management
Finance and Accounting for Human Resource Managers*
Organizational Behavior Theory
Strategic Human Resource Management**
* Requires prerequisites.
** Capstone course; requires prerequisites.
Most of our graduate programs can be completed in 27 months or less, through in-class, online or hybrid study. Take classes one night a week through your course of study. Admission is rolling and classes start fresh every eight weeks. You can also choose to pursue your degree full- or part-time.
Alumni from the RMU School of Business work for some of the nation's most prestigious corporations, including PNC Bank, BNY Mellon, Bayer, UPMC, Highmark, U.S. Steel, PPG, Alcoa, Heinz, Dick's Sporting Goods, and Ernst & Young, just to name a few. Students with a graduate degree from RMU have a 96 percent job placement rate.
The new 18,000-square-foot School of Business complex, which includes the PNC Trading Center, the United States Steel Corporation Videoconferencing and Technology Center, and The ATI Center, gives the university’s business school its first official home at its campus in suburban Moon Township.
This new building features the latest in business technology. Among other features, 12 Bloomberg terminals give students access to real-time financial market data, and a Cisco telepresence room that allows for an immersive videoconferencing experience.
RMU’s business faculty is a diverse group with corporate and global business experience, bringing the advantage of real-world knowledge directly into the classroom. Many hold professional certifications in their discipline, and they guide our students in pursuing professional certifications.
Our faculty members are actively involved with the business community and professional organizations, providing endless educational and networking opportunities for our students, both in and outside of classroom. They also conduct applied research projects on emerging business topics involving our students. They take pride in getting to know their students from day one and in being part of their career path after graduation.