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MS Human Resource Management Careers

The job market for human resource professionals — especially for those who graduate from Purdue’s industry-leading, one-year Master’s in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) program — has a bright outlook with a projected 28% job growth through 2030. Human resource manager, acquisition, compensation, and benefits opportunities are strong around the country and the world. A Purdue master’s prepares you for high-profile positions using state-of-the-art information technologies and analytical techniques.

Employment Rate
Within 6 months of graduation
Average Salary
80% of the Class of 2023 provided salary data
Average Bonus

Common Job Titles

  • Professional
  • Analyst

Other Job Titles

  • Partner
  • Representative

Common Industries

  • Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Information Technology
  • Beverages and Food
  • Aerospace and Defense

Other Industries

  • Telecom
  • Semiconductor
  • Security
  • Hotel Management
  • Consumer Goods

Top TEN Employers

GE Aviation
Lockheed Martin

Business Career Services

The dedicated career coaches and advisors at the Daniels School of Business are here to help students turn their goals into reality.  Take advantage of the research-backed tools and the guidance of experienced professionals through individual counseling, job search resources and on-campus recruiting services in the creation of your career path strategy and leadership development.

Whether you are a new professional, career enhancer or career changer, we look forward to working with you. Learn more about the Career Services Office or schedule an appointment on campus or online.

Graduate Services

Industry Overview

The employment landscape is strong for those interested in pursuing or growing a career in human resources. Our industry overview shares the robust growth in professional opportunities in the field, the many different sectors you could work in, the steady salary growth human resource professionals enjoy, and the skills you need to be successful.

Explore Opportunities in Human Resources

If you would like to receive more information about the MS Human Resource Management program at Purdue, please fill out the form and a program specialist will be in touch.


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We also have availability to meet with you virtually to discuss how your goals align with our curriculum, community, student experiences and outcomes to determine if Purdue is the right fit for you!