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MSHRM Curriculum

The rigorous curriculum construing the MSHRM program requires an intense devotion and will to learn. To experience unhindered ambition and energy – from your peers, instructors, and within yourself – enroll at Purdue today. At Krannert, you will have numerous opportunities to enhance your leadership acumen. A terrific example of this is the "Experiencing Leadership: A Transformational Journey from Gettysburg" taught by Dr. Brad Alge. Professor Alge examines leadership in organizations using the Civil War Battlefield as a classroom.  Requirements for the MSHRM degree can be met in 6 modules (3 semesters).  To earn a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management (MSHRM), students must complete at least 48 hours of coursework in the following areas:

2016 MSHRM Curriculum

Master of Science in HR Management Requirements

To earn a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management (MSHRM), students must complete at least 48 hours of coursework in the following areas:

CourseCredit Hours
MSHRM Core Courses 12
MBA Core Courses 16
MSHRM Approved Electives 6
or Experiential Learning Project (Human Capitol Consulting) 4
Course Electives 10
Total 48

 

Human Resource Management Core Coursework

The following courses must be completed to satisfy the HR core requirement for the MSHRM degree:

CourseCredit Hours
Industrial Relations 1 (OBHR 640) 3
Compensation & Rewards (OBHR 642) 2
Staffing Tools (OBHR 644) 2
Staffing Systems (OBHR 645) 3
HR Systems: Foundations (OBHR 690) 2
HR Systems: Architecture (OBHR 690) 2
Total 12

 

MBA Core Coursework

The following courses must be completed to satisfy the Management core requirement for the MSHRM degree:

CourseCredit Hours
Business Analytics (MGMT 670) 3
Launching Global Leaders (MGMT 590) 0
Managing Behavior in Organizations (OBHR 681) 2
Employment Law 2
Managerial Communication Skills 1
Total 8

In addition, students must complete at least 8 credit hours of Management electives to reach a total of 16 management core credits. Options include:

CourseCredit Hours
Accounting for Managers (MGMT 600) 3
Financial Management (MGMT 610) 3
Marketing Management 1 (MGMT 620) 3
Introduction to Operations Management (MGMT 660) 3
Microeconomics (ECON 514) 2
Strategic Management 1 (MGMT 650) 3
Economics of Labor Markets (ECON 652) 3

 

MSHRM Electives

Students must complete 6 elective credit hours (e.g., three 2-credit classes) offered in the Organizational Behavior & Human Resources area (OB/HR). OB/HR elective offerings may change from time to time. Examples of OB/HR electives offered in the past include:

CourseCredit Hours
Managing in Developing Economies 2
Talent Management- Gender & Diversity in Business 2
Leadership 2
Negotiations in Organizations 2
Strategic Human Resource Management 2
Organizational Development 2
Managing Human Capital Globally 2
HR Analytics and Business Partnering 2
Training and Development 2
Total 10

 

Additional Requirements to the requirements listed above students must:

  • Take at least 9 credit hours of free electives
  • Earn 4 credit hours through participation in a combination of Global Experience/Study Abroad and/or Experiential Learning Projects.
  • For Academic Curriculum questions, contact Assistant Professor, Academic Director MSHRM Deanna L. Kolar - dkolar@purdue.edu