Graduate Program

The Master of Science in Human Resources Management is a convenient 36-credit program offering hybrid, online and accelerated courses for working professionals.

La Roche College's graduate program in human resources management provides you with essential leadership skills. Though tailored to HR professionals, this program is ideal for anyone looking for a career change in a dynamic environment.

You’ll explore the following subjects:

    • The development of HR functional area skills 
    • Qualitative and quantitative approaches to contemporary management issues 
    • How to recruit and retain top professionals for your company 
    • Coaching and team-building skills 

    Concentrations

    Beyond the 21 core credits, students specialize in one of three concentrations:

      HR Administration
      This concentration offers a specialization in compensation management, recruitment and placement. 
        Training and Development

        This concentration allows you to gain knowledge pertaining to training and development, planning, and implementing change within an organization.

          Strategic Management and Leadership

          This concentration focuses on performance management and leading a workforce.

            Certificates

            Explore graduate education while gaining professional expertise. Our four certificate programs provide you with focused knowledge in specific areas of human resources management.

            Human Resources Generalist

            This highly popular HRM certificate provides you with specific knowledge and skills in human resources and can aid you in an entry-level HR role. The certificate provides instruction in the essential elements of the HR Generalist’s job: recruitment, total rewards and management.

            HR Consultant 

            In either an internal or external consulting role, the HR Consultant can address business needs such as staffing, training and development, employee performance and employee relations.

            This 12-credit certificate gives you the ability to choose two additional HRMT courses that best meet your consulting interests.

            Strategic HR Professional

            This certificate is designed primarily for the practicing HR professional or business leader who wants to make an impact on organizational effectiveness and demonstrate proficiency as an influential leader.

            Self-Design in HRM 

            The Self-Design Certificate allows you to work with a counselor to create your own 12-credit certificate in ways that meet your specific educational objectives and career goals.

            Recognition by Society for Human Resource Management

            The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) confirmed that La Roche’s Master of Science in Human Resources Management (HRM) program fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013, the HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that undergraduate and graduate students should study.

            Scholarships

            Zaffuto Family Endowed Scholarship

            This scholarship award provides one annual award to a full- or part-time graduate student in the Master of Science in Human Resources Management Program.

              • Applicants must demonstrate academic merit with financial need, have a minimum GPA 3.0, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
              • Essay and two letters of recommendation are required
              • Non-renewable award
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