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Take on executive HR roles after obtaining skills in leadership, training and development, and compensation and benefits.





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Online Master of Science in Management (MSM) in Human Resources Management

Human Resource Management is one of four comprehensive MSM concentrations offered by MVNU.

An MSM in Human Resource Management enables students to develop a robust professional repertoire, thanks in part to extensive concentration courses that far surpass what's offered by the curricula of a traditional MSM program or human resource management master's degree. Human resource professionals need to think systematically—meaning they must have an in-depth knowledge of the entire organization, its various moving parts, and how each element impacts other systems within it. Human resource management professionals also need a thorough understanding of their organization’s most valuable assets: its employees.

Graduates of MVNU’s MSM with a concentration in Human Resource Management are prepared to become thoughtful, effective, and ethical leaders within their organizations, developing a solutions-oriented workforce that fosters collaboration and engagement.

Human Resources Management MSM Highlights

A Human Resources Management master’s degree, especially one from an intentionally Christian university, will set you up for servant leadership. Our accelerated online program can be completed anytime, anywhere.

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Tuition & Cost

$498 per credit hour

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Program Length

16 months*

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Total Credit Hours


Concentration Courses

HRMG 6003

Strategic Programming in HR Management

This course is a study of the uses of strategic problem solving and decision making to manage the human resource (HR) function of an organization. Others include the activities that support and develop employees who contribute to the organization's vision, mission, goals, and business strategies.

HRMG 6013

Training and Development

A study of the chief learning officer (CLO) or chief knowledge officer (CKO) and how this is viewed as a corporation asset. The course is designed to help human resource administrators improve the effectiveness of employees through learning opportunities and through changes in patterns of relationships among work groups. Special emphasis is given to methods of training, learning and developing all levels of employees.

HRMG 6023

Performance and Reward Systems

A study of problem-solving and decision-making skills when managing performance issues and reward incentives in human resources. Special emphasis is given to performance appraisal systems, methods, theory and skill development techniques, workplace performance, salary and wage structures, compensations systems, incentive and reward programs, benefits, and employee motivations.

Curriculum stats/highlights

MSM students selecting to concentrate in Human Resource Management must complete seven (7) required MSM core courses in addition to the three (3) concentration-specific courses. The MSM in Human Resource Management requires a total of 30 credits.

*The remaining nine (9) credit hours are specific to the Human Resource Management concentration and are all fully online. The coursework covers essential areas of human resource management, including training and development and performance and reward systems.


Core Courses Credit Hours
Organizational Behavior 3
Strategic Management 3
Budgets and Forecasting in Organizations 3
Global Business 3
Ethical Leadership 3
Legal Issues in Management 3
Marketing Management 3
Concentration Courses Credit Hours
Strategic Programming in HR Management 3
Training and Development 3
Performance and Reward Systems 3
Total MBA Core Hours 21
+MBA Concentration* 9
Total MBA Hours 30

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Median annual salary for HR Managers


MSM in Human Resource Management degree holders are qualified to work across industries and sectors since virtually all business organizations require human resource management.

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Director of Employee Experience & Communications
  • Vice President of Human Resources
  • Employee Relations Manager

We can help you explore majors, discover internships, and plan your future as a professional. Our advisors welcome students at all levels and offer personalized guidance tailored to individual needs. From resume and interview preparation to networking advice, MVNU advisors provide a host of resources that can help you achieve a rewarding career after graduation.

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