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The MS in Human Resource Management (HRM) with a concentration in Positive Human Resource Development trains HR professionals to provide positive, strengths-based leadership to functions in management, recruitment, training, and development.

In the first-ever program in Positive Human Resource Development, you’ll learn positive, strengths-based leadership skills critical to the future of the human resources field, including how to leverage employee and organizational strengths to drive success. Learn what it takes to create an attractive corporate culture, increase employee engagement, infuse meaning into work, cultivate organizational commitment, and enhance employee well-being in an array of professional settings.

Program Highlights

In the Positive Human Resource Development concentration, you will benefit from our proximity to the Positive Organizational and Positive Developmental Psychology programs and faculty of CGU. You will learn state-of -the-art theory and practice in small, intimate classes taken alongside other HRM and positive psychology students, taught by world-renowned faculty who are advancing the science of positive psychology.

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

The human resource management program seeks students who have strong leadership ability or who 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

40 – 44 units

2-3 years

*Actual completion times will vary and may be higher, depending on full- or part-time 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 360
Positive Careers & Coaching

Explores classic and contemporary research on career development and coaching, with a focus on the psychology of career decisions, mindsets, and models of career coaching.

Science of Human Flourishing

Provides a powerful formative experience at the graduate level to engender a transdisciplinary dialogue around the complex phenomenon of human flourishing.

Foundations of Positive Psychology

Introduces the history, intellectual sources, and main topics of research and application in the burgeoning field of positive psychology.

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.

Organizational Behavior

Surveys core areas of organizational behavior, exploring theory, research, and selected applications on topics such as organizational structure, roles, technology, communication, and more.

HRM 357
Workforce Planning, Talent Management

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

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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