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What will I learn?

The major in human resource management has a specialized scope that focuses on staffing, compensation, and training and development. This program prepares students for careers in human resources and it is built around the view that human resource specialists must also have good business acumen. The curriculum provides a balance of business and general education requirements, along with foundational courses in human resources areas.

Major Selection Courses

Students must complete twelve (12) credits from the following courses.

  • MGT 411 Organizational Staffing
  • MGT 412 Compensation and Reward Systems
  • MGT 413 Personnel Training and Development
  • MGT 414 Diversity in the Workplace
  • MGT 418 Labor-Management Relations
  • MGT 475 Negotiations
  • MGT 476 Globalization and International Management
  • MGT 490 Independent Study
  • MGT 491 Special Topics in Human Resources Management

Which department am I in?

Eli Broad College of Business

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$42,226.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected February 2023

Start date

Expected January, August 2023


Eli Broad College of Business

Business College Complex,

632 Bogue St Rm N116,



48824, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High school GPA is 3.5-4.0.

For international students

MSU strongly encourages a college preparatory curriculum in high school. High school GPA is 3.5-4.0.

Minimum English requirements

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet-based test: score of 79 with no sub score below 17; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Regular admission: Score of 6.5 or higher; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A) - Minimum score of 53; minimum sub score requirement of 48.

Application submission deadline: Regular Admission: February 1.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Michigan State University

International students can enjoy a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1, a multicultural student population representing more than 140 countries.

  • Top 100 global university
  • No. 32 among public universities in the country
  • Based in East Lansing, one of America’s friendliest cities
  • Over 200 inspiring programs from 17 degree-granting colleges

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