Master's Degree in HRM

Courses in the Master of Human Resource Management Program are heavily focused on HR strategy and business fundamentals. Students are required to take 12 courses in four broad areas: HR Strategy, HR Decision Making, HR Functional Areas, and HR Context Areas. An additional four elective courses allow students to customize their experience.

The Rutgers MHRM is a STEM-designated master's program, which signals that our program provides the rigor and analytic framework underscoring the sciences and technology.  

MHRM Curriculum Checklist (PDF)

MHRM Suggested Course Sequence (PDF)

Required Courses (12 courses, 36 credits)

HR Strategy (click for details):

  • HR Strategy I: Introduction
  • HR Strategy II: Business and Competitive Strategy
  • HR Strategy III: Measurement Issues
  • HR Strategy IV: Global Workforce Strategy 

HR Decision Making (click for details):

  • HR Decision Making: Financial Decisions
  • HR Decision Making: Data-Based Decisions 

HR Functional Areas (click for details):

  • Managing Workforce Flow
  • Developing Human Capital
  • Managing Rewards Systems 

HR Context Areas (click for details):

  • Economics and Demographics of Labor Markets
  • Employment Law
  • Managing the Global Workforce

Electives (4 courses, 12 credits)

  • Analytics
  • Corporate Governance
  • Employee Benefits
  • Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Executive Compensation
  • Financial Fundamentals
  • Future of HRM
  • HR Analytics and Issues
  • HR Consulting Skills
  • HRM and Health Administration
  • Human Resource Information Systems
  • Managing Diversity
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Organizational Change

[Master of Labor and Employment Relations (MLER) courses can also be taken as electives.]