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The Management/Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) Combined Degree Program will provide high-achieving students in the Krannert School of Management an opportunity to accelerate their education and allow them to enter the Human Resource Management profession with solid preparation for their career success. Students will build on a strong foundation of coursework and opportunities in Management by adding Master's classes in organizational behavior and human resource management, and management courses in marketing, accounting, finance, strategic management and operations management. 

Requirements to apply to the Management/MSHRM Combined Degree Program

The stand-alone Management degree requires a minimum of 124 credit hours for students on a pre-Fall 2016 plan of study and 120 credit hours for those beginning Fall 2016 and after. The stand-alone Master of Science degree requires a minimum of 48 credit hours, which must be completed within three semesters. 

Requirements to apply to the MGMT/MSHRM Combined Degree Program

  • Completion of 108/112 credit hours of coursework by the end of their junior year, including completion of MAI Core Foundations courses; University Core requirements and international electives; upper division courses except for specified substitutions; concentration courses for Management and Industrial Management students.
  • Minimum of 3.7 GPA (3.5 GPA with strong leadership and internship experience will be considered)
  • Completion of at least one professional internship
  • Demonstration of leadership potential through extra-curricular activities

The MBA and Master's Programs office will hold callouts for students in their freshman, sophomore, and junior years to help them prepare for expectations into the Master's program and to explain the admissions process. Students are required to schedule an interview with their academic advisor and the Master's Programs Admissions Office so their readiness to enter master-level coursework can be ascertained. After interviews, students will be counseled by admissions staff with recommendations about the potential viability of their application. The interview step is designed to guide students and help them with decision-making about the program. Students will complete the Graduate School application during their junior year and will receive notification of their admission decision with time to make plans for the coming year.

Special Note
During the first year in the Management/MSHRM Combined Degree Program, students will be required to complete at least 30 credit hours of coursework. Of those 30 credit hours no more than 12 will be used to meet the final BS degree requirements. Students will be awarded their undergraduate degree at the end of the first year of the MSHRM program. Students will complete the remaining credit hours of the required 48 for the MSHRM degree during the fall semester of the second year and receive their MS  with a concentration in Human Resource Management in Decemember.