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Human Resources Curriculum

MSHR Curriculum

Master of Science in Human Resources (MSHR)

Choose between two tracks built around your busy lifestyle. Whether you're fully employed or plan to enroll as a student full-time, we have the program for you. No matter which track you choose, you will dive into core foundations of HR as a strategic business leader.

Trimester 1Units
Human Behavior in Organizations 4
Personal and Leadership Development Workshop 1
Global Human Resources and Inclusion 2
Trimester 2Units
Organizational Dynamics and Managing Change 4
Total Rewards 2
Financial Accounting 2
Trimester 3Units
Talent Management 4
Human Resources Law 2
Economic Concepts 2
Trimester 4Units
Choice of one elective course:
Creativity and Innovation for Management and Leadership or
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution or
Advanced Principles of Organizations and Leadership
Digital Platforms for HR Processes and Information Management 2
Organization and Job Design 2
Trimester 5Units
Strategic Human Resources 4
Human Resources Analytics and Insights 2
Leadership and Ethics 2
Fall Trimester: Session A Units Fall Trimester: Session B Units
Human Behavior in Organizations  4  Human Behavior in Organizations (continued)  
Personal and Leadership Development Workshop  1  Total Rewards  2
Organization and Job Design  2  Digital Platforms for HR Processes and Information Management  2 
Financial Accounting   2  Employment Law  2 
Economic Concepts  2    
Spring Trimester: Session A Units Spring Trimester: Session B Units
Talent Management (E2B)  4  Talent Management (continued)   
Change Management  2  Human Resources Analytics and Insights  2
Leadership and Ethics  2  Organizational Development  2
Global HR & Inclusion  2  Elective  2
Summer Trimester: Session A Units Summer Trimester: Session A Units
Internship*  0  Internship* (continued)  
Elective  2    
Strategic Human Resources  4  Strategic Human Resources (continued)  

*Internship is optional for students who have 2-3 years of work experience in Human Resources.