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Human Resources Development (MA)

USA

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What will I learn?

The main objective of the human resources development program is to develop professionals in human resources development who have both a broad conceptual understanding of human resources development and a "working knowledge" of a wide range of individual, group and organization development strategies and tactics. This combination will enhance the careers of students already in human resources development, and increase the likelihood that students wanting to enter the field will be productive in their new careers by leveraging this knowledge base. Another objective of the program is to develop knowledge, skills and abilities that are relevant in a wide variety of different human resources development settings and roles. For example, the program should prepare students to work in corporate offices, boutique training firms, or human resources development consulting firms.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to explain the important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in the field of human resources development.
Students will be able to effectively apply important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories in the field of human resources development when analyzing complex factual situations.
Students will be able to effectively integrate (or synthesize) important facts, concepts, principles and theories in the field of human resources development when developing solutions to multifaceted human resources development problems in complex factual situations.

Dual Degree Option: MBA/MA in Human Resources Development
51 to 54 Credit Hours

Requirements for a dual degree with the MBA program generally include the required MBA courses (33 hours) and the required coursework in the additional degree program, except where noted below. If BUSN 5000 has been waived, the required hours are reduced by 3 credits and the BUSN 5000 course does not require a substitution.

Upon completion of all required credit hours, two separate diplomas are issued at the same time. The two degrees cannot be awarded separately or sequentially under this arrangement.

Which department am I in?

George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology

Study options

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $700 per credit hour

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

Application deadline

Expected November 2023

Start date

9 January 2023

Venue

Little Rock Air Force Base Campus

1490 Vanderberg Blvd.,

Suite 109,

JACKSONVILLE,

Arkansas,

72099, United States

Full Time (36 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $700 per credit hour

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

Application deadline

Expected November 2023

Start date

9 January 2023

Venue

Myrtle Beach Campus

4589 Oleander Drive,

MYRTLE BEACH,

South Carolina,

29577, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 during the course of study and are permitted only one course grade of C.

For international students

Applicants considered for admission to graduate studies at Webster University must hold an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution recognized by Webster University, and meet all program admission standards. Applicants who have a completed baccalaureate degree from a U.S. accredited institution must satisfy program requirements or requisites, including a 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) at their baccalaureate degree granting institution for full admission.

Applicants to the human resources development (MA) must have completed a business or business-related undergraduate degree meeting the following criteria:

University/college is regionally accredited
The business school must have a business-related accreditation (e.g. AACSB, ACBSP, IACBE, etc.)

Applicants who do not meet these qualifications must do one of the following:

Successfully complete BUSN 5000.

Note: BUSN 5000 will count as an elective in the program. This option is only available for students who are required to take BUSN 5000.

Complete all of the following undergraduate courses (or their equivalents) with a grade of C- or better (17 credit hours total, not including individual course prerequisites:

MNGT 2100 Management Theory and Practices
ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting
BUSN 2750 Introduction to Statistics
ECON 2000 Survey of Economics
MNGT 2500 Marketing
BUSN 3500 Business and Global Issues
BUSN 4500 Ethical Issues in Business

English language proficiency requirement:

TOEFL: iBT: 80
TOEFL: oBT: 550
IELTS: Academic: 6.5
Duolingo: 120
Pearson: 53
Cambridge Academic English: 176
Password: 6.5
GTEC: 1201
jTEP: 3.7

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

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About Webster University

90 per cent of international students have established career connections with regional employment providers in St. Louis, and other areas in the USA.

  • Highest ranked university in the St. Louis region
  • Average class size of ten
  • Globally-focused community, representing 138 countries
  • International scholarships available

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