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Masters Human Resource Management Curriculum

Policies don’t change the workplace -- people do. The Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business prepares human resource professionals to lead organizations by developing core and specialized skills that will improve organizations, facilitate positive change and increase performance.

The Master’s in Human Resource Management at the Daniels School of Business helps students elevate their careers and prepares them to lead people and enhance organizations. You’ll learn to make informed, data-driven decisions from negotiation compensation to leading change that make you a vital member of your desired organization. With a wide variety of electives, you’ll acquire the skills you need to further your career and reach your aspirations.

Your Coursework



MSHRM students must complete 36 hours of coursework including HR fundamentals, industry-specific electives for specialization and general business electives to round out their expertise.

Core Classes

Credits Course Title
2 HR Strategy
2 Managing Behavior in Organizations
2 HR Analytics
2 Talent Acquisition
2 Leadership
0 Launching Global Leaders
2 Talent Management
2 Negotiations
2 Total Rewards/Compensation
2 Change Management
18 Total Credit Hours

Elective Classes

Credits Course Title
2 Employment Law for Managers
2 Leading Management Diversity
3 Organizational Development and Consulting
2 Managing Global HR
2 Training and Development
2 Industrial Relations
2 Team Performance
4 Human Capitol Consulting
18 Total Credit Hours

Any MGMT, ECON, OBHR course that is not considered a core course.

Business Electives

Credits Course Title
2 Executive Presence & Influence
2 Visualization and Persuasion
3 Business Analytics
2 Using R for Analytics
2 Project Management
2 Developing Global Business Strategy
2 Business Storytelling with Data
2 Consulting Tools and Skills
1 Wage Discrimination (online)

Not a complete list.

While students may select any graduate level courses to meet elective requirements, the above courses are highly suggested by faculty.

For more details on the MSHRM curriculum, we encourage you to download our detailed plan of study.

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