The St. Joseph’s College M.S. in Management with a concentration in Human Resources Management is a 36-credit program that includes a 24-credit business core plus a 12-credit concentration in human resources management. This program helps students develop the abilities required for business success and emphasizes the application of human resources concepts to the business world. Students in the Graduate Management Studies program are given opportunities in each course to apply concepts to actual organizational or industry issues.
This degree fully aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) curriculum guides. The guides identify HR topics and skills that will help HR students enhance their performance as professionals.
Advanced Certificate in Human Resources Management
The 15-credit Advanced Certificate in Human Resources Management provides practitioners with advanced study of current human resources trends and practices. An emphasis is placed on understanding the role of human resources within an organization, and developing human resources plans consistent with the organization’s strategic objectives.
This certificate is also available online, where students enjoy the same benefits as those on campus - 24/7 technical support, online library resources, online bookstore, small class sizes and support from faculty, staff and academic advisers.
Students that have graduated from this program hold the following jobs:
Human resources recruiter/associate
Associate director of human resources
Payroll and benefits administrator
Human resources generalist
Human resources training and development manager
Human resources benefit coordinator
Human resources trainer and succession specialist
Human resources recruitment coordinator
Director of human resources
Vice president of human resources
“Having a professor who is an HR professional was the key. What we covered in class was totally appropriate and relevant to HR.”
“The instructor related course material to 'on the job' experiences. This helped students to better understand the material.”
“Real-life case studies and examples, the professor’s professional experience and teaching technique were what I valued most.”
“The Instructor talked about current events and related them to class material. The instructor related each student’s job to class material.”
“The HRM course content related well to workplace issues. It was interesting to see what was happening in other companies and how these issues related to the course.”