Master of Science in Human Resource Management
A versatile graduate degree program designed to groom students for a career in HR management.
This degree program, one of 42 Human Resource Management programs worldwide recognized as being fully aligned with the curriculum guidebook of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), prepares students for success at the highest levels of HR management. Students will learn essential skills in managing the workforce for optimal productivity, ensuring organizational compliance, and a variety of functional responsibilities associated with developing others.. All courses are offered online, and in-class. This program is an ideal option for first-time students who wish to transition into the HR discipline as well as professionals already working in the HR field.
The MS degree in Human Resource Management provides students with training in a very unique aspect of business. The Human Resource practitioner bridges the gap between employee and performance. Our students learn how to consider the perspectives of both employees and employers, the causes and effects of ineffectively managing people , the importance of employee capabilities, and methodologies for change management . They look at trends that managers and employees are likely to face in the future, and how to monitor legal requirements in dealing with employees.
Our students gain skills that benefit them on the job, and in life. By studying Human Resource Management, students are able to apply concepts and principles to on the job situations. Our students learn this skill in the best possible way: with a combination of course work led by professionals in the field and interactions with peers who bring real-world experience through high level discussions and case studies. Though not a requirement, some students in the HRM program choose to elect an internship in Human Resources as an elective which allows them to gain meaningful “hands on” experience. In some cases these internship opportunities parlay into a job offer upon completion of the degree.
All faculty possess advanced degrees in human resource management or business, and the majority are practicing professionals with national HR certification. They work in the field of human resources for public and private businesses such as Bank of America, Chevron Corporation, SBC and Google. Together, our full-time and adjunct faculty members regularly review and upgrade our curriculum to bring current issues into the classroom. Also, with web enhanced classes and access to the latest in human resource software, we prepare our graduates to be completely up to date on the latest technological trends in the industry as well. All aspects of the degree cover globalization/international human resource management as well.
The MS in Human Resource Management student will be able to:
- Form strategic partnerships with organizational business units.
- Provide expert advice in core areas of Human Resource Management.
- Develop, implement, monitor, and effectively assess core HR policies, procedures, and processes.
- Apply and adhere to statutory and legal requirements when administering HRM policies and procedures.
- Become "change agents" and lead change within organizations.
- Input and retrieve demographic data using state-of-the-art HRIS systems.
- Manage cross-functional activities (i.e. globalization, cultural, ethnic, teams, etc.)
The master of science degree in human resource management requires completion of 33 units in the graduate program. Each course listed carries three semester units of credit. The foundation program course may be waived if the student has previously completed comparable courses at a regionally accredited college or university. Students may be admitted to advanced program courses before completion of the foundation program course, but must complete the course by the time that 12 units have been earned in the advanced program.
Ageno School of Business Courses: $2,520 per 3-unit course
Tuition varies for other courses. See Tuition & Fees for details.
Student Success rates
The below table has captured Fall 2005 starters to illustrate their success over a 5 year period:
|Graduation rate after 3 years||Graduation rate after 5 years||Continuing after 5 years||Stopped taking classes|
Foundation Program — 3 units
One of the following:
Advanced Program — 30 units
Core Courses — 15 units
All of the following:
Electives — 15 units
Five of the following:
HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
Golden Gate University's instructors are what sets us apart from similar institutions. Most of our faculty are professionals working in their fields of expertise. They bring their firsthand experiences and knowledge to the classroom, incorporating cutting-edge practices from the business and legal communities.