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Full-Time Curriculum

Master of Science in Human Resources

MSHR Curriculum

Learn to Lead With Principle

At the Pepperdine Graziadio School, our MS in Human Resources (MSHR) emphasizes leadership development, values-based change management, and the practical application of Human Resources theory to real-world scenarios.

Our Full-Time MSHR degree features three trimesters of coursework and can be completed in as little as 12 months.

Session A Units Session B Units
Human Behavior in Organizations  4  Human Behavior in Organizations (continued)  
Personal and Leadership Development Workshop  1  Global HR & Inclusion  2
Organization and Job Design  2  Digital Platforms for HR Processes and Information Management  2 
Financial Accounting   2  Employment Law  2 
Economic Concepts  2    
Session A Units 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
Total Rewards  2  Elective  2

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

Session A Units 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.

Dr. Kevin Groves, Pepperdine Graziadio Faculty

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Participate in an intensive one-week or multi-week study abroad experience for course credit.


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Pepperdine University
Graziadio Business School
West Los Angeles Graduate Campus
6100 Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045