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Increased global competition and rapid organizational changes are profoundly impacting the human resources profession. The Master of Science in Human Resource Management (HRM) trains HR professionals to design and lead strategic organizational change.

This distinctive, flexible program is designed for both recent graduates and full-time working professionals who want to enhance their careers as organizational strategic partners. You’ll study how business issues and social, regulatory, and technical changes affect HR requirements and costs, learning to apply best HR management practices to create an attractive organizational culture that supports thriving employees and flourishing organizations. The MSHRM program provides the crucial analytical skills and design tools that prepare you to identify issues in human resources management and create strategic solutions.

Program Highlights

Consider the Human Resource Management program at Claremont Graduate University if:

The human resource management program seeks students who have strong leadership ability or show the potential for strong leadership ability in order to be successful strategic business partners in their organizations. Our students come from a diverse range of academic and professional backgrounds. They are in high demand because they understand how to be successful in a technology driven and globally representative economy.

Program At a Glance

36-40 units

2 years

*Program completion times may vary depending on course registration, units transferred, and time to complete other degree requirements.

Fall | Spring

Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences

MS in Human Resource Management

Featured Courses

HRM 325
Compensation, Benefits & Total Rewards

Studies the human resource concepts, strategies, philosophy, and practices of compensation and benefits administration, with an examination of trends, cost to value, and systems.

HRM 323
Employment Law/Legal Issues

Offers a broad overview of the labor and employment laws that will be applicable in most employment contexts by focusing on employment relationship, wrongful termination, discrimination, and more.

HRM 327

Explores ethical issues that HR professionals confront with the growth of organizational competitiveness, diversity, and technology, and examines differences between legal compliance and sound ethics.

HRM 357
Workforce Planning, Talent Management

Examines analytical methods for evaluating internal and external information for short- and long-range strategic HR planning.

HRM 344
Performance Management

Conveys a broad knowledge of the multi-dimensional aspects of performance management in today’s workplace as it relates to the individual, team, and organization.

HRM 324
Global HR & Diversity

Covers major cultural differences in values and attitudes, and encourages students to identify the future agenda of international HRM for themselves and/or their organizations.

Available Concentration

Principles of HR Management – Prerequisite (4 Units)
Overview of Organizational Behavior (2 units)
Job Analysis, Job Design (2 units)
Analytics, Metrics, and Measurement (2 units)
Training & Development (2 units)
Workforce Planning, Talent Management (2 units)
Organizational Development and Change (2 units)
Planned Change Management (2 units)
Staffing: Recruitment and Selection (2 units)
Global HR & Diversity (2 units)
Employee and Labor Relations Management (2 units)
Compensation, Benefits & Total Rewards (2 units)
Performance Management (2 units)
Ethical Issues in HR (2 units)
Consulting (2 units)
Legal Issues in HR (2 units)
Human Resources Strategic Planning – Capstone (2 units)

Electives – 4 units

Faculty & Research
Adjunct Faculty

Paola Amaro Alvarez, MS, SPHR, PHRca, SHRM-SCP, PCC

Vice President, West Region
Human Resources Business Partner

Maren Dollwet Waggoner, PhD

Senior Vice President, Field People
Walmart U.S.

Jennifer Jaffe, MS

Chief People Officer

Dana Mayhew, MPA, SPHR, PHR-ca, SHRM-SCP

Founder and Principal, TDC Consults
Chair Governmental Affairs, PIHRA

Scott Mazo, MS, SPHR

Human Resources Director
DCI Hollow Metal

Scott Schroeder, PhD

Professor of Management, School of Business & Communication
Chaminade University

Ron Smedley, MS

President, Founder
Synergistic Resource Associates

Scott Wheeler, Esq.

Law Offices of Scott Wheeler

Sheilesha Willis, PhD

Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

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