Human Resource Development (M.A.)

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Program Description

Every workplace thrives when employees can effectively lead, manage and inspire others. Human Resource Development―a concept much broader than traditional personnel management―helps individuals strengthen the skills that can propel their organizations to the next level. From education and training to marketing and technology, a master’s degree in human resource development will prepare you to drive performance and innovation in any industry.

The Human Resource Development (HRD) program combines behavioral sciences, management and adult learning to prepare professionals for top positions in their chosen fields. Interactive courses support the critical thinking process, offering a strategic approach to talent development and organizational performance. In this unique program, students become dynamic leaders able to:

  • Evaluate and resolve real-world business issues using cost effective alternatives
  • Identify performance gaps and improve productivity
  • Foster innovation and creativity amongst teams
  • Communicate and manage organizational change
  • Create programs that develop human capital

In addition to the master’s degree program, the Human Resource Development program also offers a certificate in Project Management to prepare students to function as project managers.

Last updated Sep 2020

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Bowie State University is building a bold future on a proud heritage! Founded in 1865, Bowie State is the oldest Historically Black College/University in Maryland and one of the ten oldest in the coun ... Read More

Bowie State University is building a bold future on a proud heritage! Founded in 1865, Bowie State is the oldest Historically Black College/University in Maryland and one of the ten oldest in the country. It is also a diverse university whose students, along with faculty and staff, represent many ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Bowie State University provides high-quality and affordable educational opportunities for students with ambitions to achieve and succeed. In addition to its 23 undergraduate majors, Bowie State offers 20 master's degree programs, 14 specialty certificates and two doctoral programs with specific focus on science, technology, business, education and related disciplines. A supportive academic environment empowers students to think critically, make new discoveries, value differences and emerge as leaders in a highly technical, rapidly changing global society. Read less