School of Professional Studies
Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Development
Senior human resource professionals must be able to lead people, lead business, and lead change by transforming the inherent power of human capital into opportunities for competitive advantage. They are increasingly expected help shape institutional cultures, provide C-Suite support, and contribute to achieving organizational goals.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for human resources managers is projected to grow by 22 percent between 2008 and 2018, “much faster than the average for all occupations.” HR managers analyze and train their company’s workforce concerning legislation and court rulings, which consistently revise standards in areas such as occupational safety, equal employment opportunity, wages, health care, retirement plans, and family leave. In addition, increasing health care costs and coverage options create demand for resourceful HR specialists, who can develop compensation and benefits packages that appeal to prospective employees while staying within budget.
During challenging economic times, when the search for the best-qualified employees has become one of the highest priorities for today’s global organizations, HR managers are in greater demand than ever before. The M.S. in Human Resource Management and Development offered by NYU-SCPS prepares you to satisfy this increasing need by providing the knowledge and building the skill sets that will position you as a strategic leader who is capable of advancing the organizational mission of any corporation, nonprofit entity, or governmental body.
Upon graduation, you will be able to analyze issues, to propose and to implement solutions, and to effectively optimize human capital for a range of organizations. The program can be completed fully online, or in a traditional classroom setting, or by blending a combination of the two formats.
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Large City