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Human Resources Curriculum

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Master of Science in Human Resources (MSHR)

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.

Choose between two curriculum tracks aligned with the SHRM HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. These guidelines were developed by SHRM (The Society for Human Resource Management) to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Trimester Units
Trimester 1  
Human Behavior in Organizations 4
Personal and Leadership Development Workshop 1
Global Human Resources and Inclusion 2
Trimester 2  
Organizational Dynamics and Managing Change 4
Total Rewards 2
Financial Accounting 2
Trimester 3  
Talent Management 4
Human Resources Law 2
Economic Concepts 2
Trimester 4  
Choice of one elective course:
Creativity and Innovation for Management and Leadership or
Negotiation and Dispute Resolution or
Advanced Principles of Organizations and Leadership
4
Digital Platforms for HR Processes and Information Management 2
Organization and Job Design 2
Trimester 5  
Strategic Human Resources 4
Human Resources Analytics and Insights 2
Leadership and Ethics 2
Trimester  Units
Fall Trimester (18 units)  
Human Resources Overview  1
Organizational Behavior, Leadership, and Culture  3
Personal and Leadership Development Workshop  1
Total Rewards, Compensation and Benefits  3
Introduction to the Fundamental Principles of American Law and Ethics  2
Employment Law  2
Financial Accounting  2
Economic Concepts  2
Preparation for Human Resources Internship and Career  1
Business Acumen Integration  1
Spring Trimester (17 units)  
Human Resources Integration Project  1
Talent Management  3
Human Resources Consulting and Managing Change  3
Human Resource Analytics  2
Digital Platforms for Human Resources Processes and Information Management  2
Electives  6
Summer Trimester (4 units)  
STGY 635 The Practice of Strategic Human Resources*  3
GSBM 695 Internship  1

Note: GSBM 696 (1 unit) Field Project (directed research project) may be substituted for internship with faculty permission. Internship may be petitioned to be waived with a minimum of two years of relevant Human Resources work experience.

*Indicates revised number of units for an existing course