Managerial Sciences

M.S. in Human Resource Management


By enrolling in the 36-credit M.S. in Human Resource Management, you chose a course of study that will enable you to pursue a meaningful career in a profession that is relevant, exciting, rewarding and fulfilling.
The degree is designed to prepare students to enter the profession at the generalist level by providing a broad overview of the functional areas of human resource management (HRM). The program stresses the integration of the functional areas of HRM within the broader context of the organization and its mission, goals and values.

The degree program consists of four areas of study (foundational courses, advanced core courses, elective courses, and the HRM capstone). Foundational courses focus on general business topics and organizational competencies. Depending upon the student’s undergraduate studies and prior professional experience, foundational courses may include General Management and Leadership, Communication, Information Systems, Organizational Behavior, Management in a Global Society and the Legal Environment of HRM. Advanced coursework includes HRM and Labor Relations, as well as a Case Studies in HRM course that is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to apply what they have learned. Elective coursework includes studies that focus on developing competencies in the functional areas of HRM. These areas include, but are not limited to, HR Strategy and Policy, Training and development, Benefits, Organizational Development, Workplace Safety and Heath, Workplace Security, and Cultural Diversity. The program of study concludes with your participation and completion of the HR Capstone Seminar.

You may, like many of our students, have completed your undergraduate education years ago and are wondering whether you can get back into a learning mode. If you are a recent undergraduate, you may worry about whether this is the right degree for you, or what types of career opportunities this program of study might offer. We understand all of these uncertainties and fears and we strive to address them while you are a student.

In the Human Resource Management program, you will join a diverse group of students from different countries, different backgrounds and different walks of life. Most faculty members hold doctoral degrees in their respective fields; many bring their practical experience from both private and public sector positions to the classroom. The goal for all of us is to make your graduate education the best it can be, and to send you off confidently as an HR practitioner.

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Approved Program
Long Island University announced that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that its Master of Science in Human Resources is renewed for alignment with SHRM's HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Throughout the world, 321 programs in 242 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines - created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013 - are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.


Admission Requirements

The standards for admission as a fully matriculated student in the M.S. in Human Resource Management program are as follows:

  1. A bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average from an accredited institution.
  2. Results of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) unless the applicant already holds a master’s or a J.D. degree from an accredited institution or holds a Certified Public Accountant license.
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended (foreign documents must be accompanied by a certified English translation).
  4. Official score report of the TOEFL examination for applicants with degrees from foreign colleges and universities.
  5. A written statement-outlining applicant’s objectives for seeking admission into the program.
  6. A current résumé.
  7. Two letters of recommendation.
  8. A completed application submitted to the Office of Admissions.

Program Sequence

By enrolling in the 36-credit M.S. in Human Resource Management, you chose a course of study that will enable you to pursue a meaningful career in a profession that is relevant, exciting, rewarding and fulfilling.
The degree is designed to prepare students to enter the profession at the generalist level by providing a broad overview of the functional areas of human resource management (HRM). The program stresses the integration of the functional areas of HRM within the broader context of the organization and its mission, goals and values.

M.S. in Human Resource Management Requirements:

FOUNDATION - 9 CREDITS

Prerequisites Course # Course Name Credits

GBA 512 or
MBA 613
Principals of Management and Leadership 3.00
  GBA 515 Managerial Communication 3.00

  GBA 517
Fundamental of Management Information Systems 3.00

ADVANCED CORE - 12 CREDITS

Prerequisites Course # Course Name Credits
GBA 512 or  MBA 613
HRM 721 /
MAN 721
Industrial Relations 3.00
GBA 512 or  MBA 613 HRM 722 /
MAN 722
Human Resource Management 3.00
GBA 512 or  MBA 613 HRM 726/ MAN 726 Legal & Regulatory Environment in Human Resource Management 3.00
HRM 722 HRM 797 Case Studies in Human Resource Management 3.00

ELECTIVES - Select 12 Credits

Prerequisites Course # Course Name Credits
GBA 512 / MBA 613
HRM 724 / MAN 724  Organizational Development 3.00
GBA 512/MBA 613
HRM 725 /MAN 725 Work, People and Productivity 3.00
HRM 722 HRM 790 Compensation and Benefits 3.00
HRM 722 HRM 791
Employee Training and Development
3.00
HRM 722
HRM 792 Diversity in the Workplace 3.00
HRM 722
HRM 793
Workplace Safety and Health 3.00
HRM 722
HRM 798 Special Topics in Human Resources Management 3.00
HRM 722
HRM 799 Advanced Topics in Human Resources Management
3.00
  TAX 780 Fundamentals of Qualified Employee Benefit Plans 3.00
TAX  780
TAX  787 Employee Benefits Program 3.00

CAPSTONE - 3 CREDITS

Prerequisites
Course #
Course Name Credits
All GBA & HRM Advanced Courses
HRM 750 Management Seminar 3.00

Credit and GPA Requirements
Minimum Credits: 36
Minimum Major GPA: 3.00

*Maybe waived subject to pervious undergraduate course work taken.

**Check University Bulletin for list of specialization and course requirements.

*** To be taken in the last sememster of study.

Prerequisites Course # Course Name Credits

MBA 800
Business Strategy 3.00
Prerequisites Course # Course Name Credits

MBA 800
Business Strategy 3.00

Prerequisites Course # Course Name Credits

MBA 800
Business Strategy 3.00

Credit and GPA Requirements

CONTACT

School of Business, Public Administration & Information Sciences

Edward G. Rogoff, Dean

718-488-1130
Edward.Rogoff@liu.edu