M.S. in Human Resource Management
Learn how to develop and manage business teams in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.
Become a human resource professional. That's what the Master of Science Degree in Human Resource Management is designed to do. You'll learn how to manage and develop teams for human resources in business, industry and the not-for-profit sector.
The Master of Science in Human Resource Management is designed to prepare managers to participate effectively in the management and development of human resources in business and industry. The program provides instruction to prepare students for careers as professionals in the field of human resource management; offers theoretical background, concepts and skills to those already in the field so that they may enhance their positions and facilitate their development within the profession; and presents an application-oriented, real-world focus for those wishing to build highly developed management skills. Admission Requirements
Please refer to the general requirements for admission and matriculation in the Graduate Admissions section of this catalog.
Expectations of the Graduate
Upon completion, graduates of the Mercy College Master of Science in Human Resource Management will be able to:
- Implement or apply the essential elements and skills involved in the management and administration of human resources.
- Apply techniques to enhance worker satisfaction, creativity and productivity.
- Participate in human resource management research by using an applied research methodology, quantitative analysis, and database technology to evaluate and support management techniques and strategies.
- Assess and affect the dynamics of "the system" at all levels: individual, peer group, inter-group and the organization; thereby affording students the opportunity to become internal consultants and change agents within their organizations.
- Become trainers within organizations in personal and professional development, stressing communications, leadership, team effectiveness, conflict mediation, problem-solving and planning.
- Act of mediators within their organizations, dealing with such ethical issues and dilemmas as social and environmental responsibility and employee rights.
Requirements for matriculation and admission into the Master of Science in Human Resource Management include:
- Submission of baccalaureate transcript.
- A personal interview with the director of the Graduate Program in Human Resource Management (for applicants with GPA between 2.50 and 3.00).
- GMAT and resume required only if GPA below 2.5.
All applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in English. The evaluation must measure reading, writing, speaking and an understanding of the spoken language at a level appropriate for graduate studies. Proficiency will be determined by a standardized test such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a test(s) approved by the dean of Graduate Studies.
The Mercy College Master of Science in Human Resource Management is dedicated to providing an educational experience of academic excellence that is both practical and theoretical. The program includes elements of management, psychology, law, statistics, computer applications and accounting as well as actual business problems presented by faculty who are, or who have been, practicing professionals.
- Flexible scheduling designed for professionals.
- Taught by an executive faculty in Fortune 500 Network.
- Active "learn by doing" institutes:
- Strategic Consulting Institute
- Center for Entrepreneurship
- Branding and Marketing Institute
- Center for International Business
- Women's Leadership Institute
- Use certificate program to get specialized, specific human resource management education or to learn if the full degree program is right for you.
By the end of this program, students should be able to:
- Apply the essential skills and competencies related to the management and administration of human resource functions;
- Apply techniques to enhance worker satisfaction, creativity, and productivity;
- Participate in human resource management research by using applied research methodology, quantitative analysis, and database technology to evaluate and support management strategies and processes;
- Analyze the dynamics of an organization's systems at all levels individual, peer group, intergroup, and the total organization thereby affording students the opportunity to develop critical competencies required to be internal consultants and change agents;
- Develop basic training within organizations in personal and professional development, stressing communications, leadership, team effectiveness, conflict resolution, problem-solving;
- and human resource planning;
- Design mediation strategies for an organization, dealing with such ethical issues and dilemmas as social and environmental responsibility and employee rights and responsibilities;
- Explain the importance of professional values and ethics in the practice of human resource management.
Human Resource graduates may seek positions such as corporate recruiter, training, and development specialist, compensation planning specialist, benefits administration and planning, and legal administration.
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