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Human Resources, M.H.R.

Darla Moore School of Business

HR leaders are a key part of an organization’s decision-making process and work closely with upper management to determine long-term strategic goals that will benefit the company at all levels.

This master's program will train you for a successful career as a human resource professional. Because of the increasingly complex and sophisticated nature of the profession, both business foundation courses and a high degree of specialization in the human resource area are needed in order to meet the needs of employers.

Program Highlights

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    16-Month Program

    Start this short-term program in August, and graduate the following December, saving time and money as you increase your potential.

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    Paid Internships

    Get a guaranteed paid summer internship with a top company to further enhance your skill set prior to graduation.

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    Get a Great Job Quickly

    Join our successful alumni: in 2021, 92 percent of M.H.R. graduates were placed at graduation, with an average starting salary of $83,700.

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    Professional Networking

    Interact with Fortune 500 company executives and build an international network of M.H.R. alumni through networking opportunities.

What You’ll Study

Achieve the necessary specialized training through 27 hours of human resource management coursework and a six-semester-hour internship or practicum experience. You'll also get the necessary exposure to business foundation areas through 12 semester hours selected from coursework in accounting, economics, finance, management science and marketing.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Communication

    Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression


    Understanding and sharing the feelings of others, and demonstrating compassion and support

    Interpersonal Skills

    Communicating and interacting effectively in a variety of social and professional situations

  • Organizational Skills

    Planning, prioritizing and managing tasks and resources to achieve specific objectives

    Evaluate Policies

    Examining their impact and effectiveness in achieving specific goals or objectives


    Handling sensitive or delicate situations with tact, sensitivity and professionalism

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Human Resources Analyst
  • Conflict Resolution Expert
  • Staffing Expert
  • Diversity and Inclusion Professional
  • Chief Human Resources Officer

Workplace Settings

  • Small Business
  • International Corporations
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofits
  • Government

I am grateful for the education I received from the Moore School — I can honestly say I feel the Master of Human Resources program has not only prepared me to enter the workforce but has also given me the skills, connections and confidence necessary for sustaining me well into my career.

Brandon Williams
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