Online Human Resource Management Degree: Robert Morris University Online Human Resource Management Degree | Robert Morris University


The Master of Science in Human Resource Management online degree 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, which is offered exclusively online, combines the academic rigors 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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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.
The 30-credit, fully online program consists of 10 required courses offered in eight-week sessions. It is possible to complete the program in two years taking one course per 8 week session.

Fall Courses
Session 1
HRMG6100  Current Issues in Human Resource Management 
HRMG6350  Compensation Management

Session 2
HRMG6500  Employee Rights Under Law 
HRMG6700  Decision Sciences for Human Resources*

Spring Courses
Session 1

HRMG6150  Recruitment, Selection and Retention 
HRMG6550  Finance and Accounting for Human Resource Managers*

Session 2
HRMG6250  Benefits Administration
HRMG6900  Strategic Human Resource Management**

Summer Courses
MBAD6073  Organizational Behavior Theory*
HRMG6200  Training and Development Through Performance Management

* Requires prerequisites.
** Capstone course; requires prerequisites

The PPG Industries Career and Leadership Development Center is committed to assisting students and alumni in the successful realization of challenging, meaningful and rewarding careers. We provide a wide array of cutting-edge career-related services - including career counseling and workshops; career library resources; part-time, internship and full-time job search assistance; volunteer opportunities; job fairs; an academic internship program; and a student employment program. Graduate students are encouraged to visit and use the services the Career Center provides.

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. 


In an effort to help students meet their education expenses, Robert Morris University offers the following tuition payment options. On the posted due date, payments are accepted until 5 p.m. in the Student Support Center. Payments may be made via ePay after the deadline.

Payment Options

Payment Methods

Robert Morris University accepts tuition payments by cash, check, money order or credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover). Tuition payments may be made to the Office of Student Financial Services by mail, phone (412-397-6260), or online via the RMU website at Students should log in to Sentry Secured Services and go to Financial Status in eServices to use the ePay - PayNow option. ePay is available 24 hours a day to process credit card or check payments.




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