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What will I learn?

Human Resources is the major source of competitive advantage among companies. The most successful leaders in the field balance their passion for business with compassion for people. Our program helps working professionals achieve this balance, as they learn the advanced skills that lead to more rapid career advancement.

Make a greater impact on your organization

Upon taking over as CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella said: “We must all stop trying to become a ‘know-it-all’ and aim to be a “learn-it-all culture.”

Professionals who aspire to higher-level human resource leadership roles need to take that advice to heart. Those willing to engage in advanced education in this dynamic field will learn far more than they could by simply working within their current positions in HRM.

With the advanced knowledge gained through a master’s degree come major benefits: heightened respect for your perspective, a greater impact within the organization, and, of course, a higher salary than with a bachelor’s degree alone.

Our M.S. in Human Resources program is an advanced professional learning experience, designed to enable working professionals to rise to challenging and complex workplace situations in human resources and talent management.

Students examine each of the major areas of human resources:

  • Recruitment and selection (talent acquisition and staffing)
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Performance motivation and management
  • Employee relations
  • Retention and turnover
  • Workforce analysis and organizational design
  • Leading and managing change
  • Training, learning, and development (talent development)
  • Strategic Human Resource thinking, planning and influencing

The Career-Enhancing Features of Our M.S. Program

Here are the program advantages that will amp up your professional expertise and marketability:

  • The greater depth of human resources knowledge and skills needed to be an effective leader
  • A focus on the new set of competencies and skills needed today: raising employee engagement, innovation, globalization, diversity and inclusion, corporate social responsibility, and strategic leadership
  • High-impact practice at the “strategy discussion table,” so that you will become experienced in actively contributing instead of passively observing
  • The building of strategic thinking skills required for leadership roles and which are essential in achieving the end goals of a firm’s competitive strategy
  • Stronger, more compelling oral and written communication skills.


  • Organizational Leadership
  • Employee Relations
  • Talent Management

Which department am I in?

Pompea College of Business

Study options

Full Time (36 graduate credits)

Tuition fees
US$17,820.00 per year
USD $990 per credit hour
Start date

19 January 2022


Pompea College of Business

West Haven Campus,

300 Boston Post Road,



6516, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or from a foreign institution that is recognized by its jurisdictional Ministry of Education for granting baccalaureate degrees. Generally, a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (where A is 4.0), based on all undergraduate courses taken at an accredited college or university, is expected though consideration will be given to prior graduate study and to supplementary professional experience.

For international students

Applicants must have official university transcripts and proof of bachelor’s degree completion. TOEFL of 80, or IELTS of 6.5, or PTE of 53 is required.

Application deadline: Fall Deadline - May 1; Spring Deadline - November 15.

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