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Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management Programs

Purdue University’s Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management programs are informed by cutting-edge research on topics that explore how human interactions can contribute to developing and sustaining effective and satisfying workplaces. The Daniels School hosts the Purdue HR Case Competition and Conference, which features corporate sponsors, both a graduate and undergraduate division, and cash prizes. Our programs provide comprehensive curricula and real-world experience through industry projects, mentoring and networking.

We build upon program curricula by offering undergraduates and master's students valuable student employment opportunities at the Daniels School as research assistants, teaching assistants, and more. 



All Purdue students may enhance their skill set and career prospects by minoring in Human Resource Management. The minor requires the successful completion of 15 credit hours in courses like Introduction to Organizational Behavior, Leadership in a Changing World, Talent Management and more. Many undergraduate General Management students go on to earn our master's degree in HRM with just one extra semester of school.



Students in our Human Resource Management master’s program benefit from a refreshed plan of study and participation in consulting projects, study abroad, case competitions, conferences and the student-run chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Brian Chupp is the academic director of our MSHRM program. 

Master's in Human Resource Management

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Online Master's

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Our fully online master’s program in HRM offers a strong core of HR content in areas such as Human Capital Strategy, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, and Compensation & Rewards. Brian Chupp is the academic director of our online MSHRM program.  

Online Master's in Human Resource Management


Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management PhD students tackle research projects related to topics including leadership and teams; work, family, diversity, and personal life; workplace fairness and justice; employee selection; international human resources; stress and burnout; employer branding and recruitment; counterproductive work behaviors; and workplace interventions, training, and employee engagement. David Schoorman is the academic director of our PhD program in OBHR. 


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