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MSHRM Curriculum

The rigorous curriculum of the MSHRM program requires an intense devotion and will to learn. To experience unhindered ambition and energy – from your peers, instructors, and within yourself – enroll at Krannert today. You will have numerous opportunities to enhance your leadership acumen in a refreshed master’s program in Human Resource Management (MSHRM).

Starting with our Fall 2022 cohort, the program’s cost and format have been revamped to make the MSHRM program even more of a solid return on your investment.

Requirements for the MSHRM degree can now be met in either two semesters (11 months) or three semesters (18 months). More experienced professionals can choose to complete the degree program in two semesters. Those in the earlier stages of their careers should expect to complete the program in three semesters, which allows time for a summer internship and participation in a human capital consulting project.

To provide even more flexibility and accessibility, you have a format option: take classes in-residence (one class, or three credit hours, can be taken online per semester) or in a hybrid format (25% of classes taken online).

Regardless of modality and duration, students earning a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management (MSHRM), must complete at least 36 hours of coursework in the following areas:

Master of Science in HR - Sample Plan of Study

Fall Semester Module 1

Course Credit Hours
MGMT 65330 - HR Strategy 2
OBHR 68100 - Managing Behavior in Organizations 2
MGMT 65390 - HR Analytics 2
MGMT/OBHR/ECON Elective - 500 to 600 level 0 - 3

Fall Semester Module 2

Course Credit Hours
MGMT 65460 - Talent Acquisition 2
MGMT 69000 - Change Management
2
MGMT 59100 - Launching Global Leaders 0
MGMT/OBHR/ECON Elective - 500 to 600 level 2 - 5

Spring Semester Module 3

Course Credit Hours
MGMT 65480 - Total Rewards / Compensation
2
MGMT 65430 - Negotiations
2
MGMT 59100 - Launching Global Leaders
0
MGMT/OBHR/ECON Elective - 500 to 600 level 2 - 5

Spring Semester Module 4

Course Credit Hours
MGMT 65470 - Talent Management
2
MGMT 65420 - Leadership
2
MGMT/OBHR/ECON Elective - 500 to 600 level 2 - 5

Fall Semester Modules 5 & 6

Course Credit Hours
MGMT/OBHR/ECON Elective - 500 to 600 level* 0 - 9
MGMT/OBHR/ECON Elective - 500 to 600 level* 0 - 9

*Once student completes 36 hours, this becomes optional.

 

Suggested Electives

Human Resources Electives

Course Credit Hours
MGMT 69000 - Human Capital Consulting 3
MGMT 53600 - Employment Law for Managers 2
MGMT 55500 - Leading Management Diversity 2
OBHR 65200 - Organizational Development and Consulting 3
MGMT 55400 - Managing Global HR 2
MGMT 65410 - Training & Development 2
MGMT 65360 - Industrial Relations I 2
MGMT 69000 - Advanced HR Analytics (in development for Fall 2022) -
MGMT 59000 - Leading Teams (in development for Fall 2022) 2

Business Electives

Course Credit Hours
MGMT 65480 - Business Analytics 3
MGMT 60000 - Accounting for Managers 3
MGMT 61000 - Financial Management 3
MGMT 65000 - Strategic Management I 3
MGMT 62000 - Marketing Management 3
MGMT 66000 - Introduction to Operations 3
MGMT 56200 - Project Management 2
ECON 63200 - Labor Economics 3
ECON 60600 - Microeconomics I 2

 

While students may select any Krannert Graduate Level courses in MGMT, OBHR, and ECON to meet elective requirements, the above courses are highly suggested by faculty.

For a searchable directory of courses visit Purdue's online Course Catalog.