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2019-2020 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
  Jul 23, 2024
2019-2020 Graduate Studies Bulletin

Human Resources, M.H.R.

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The Master of Human Resources program is designed to train individuals for careers as human resource professionals. Because of the increasingly complex and sophisticated nature of the profession, both business foundation courses and a high degree of specialization in the human resource area are needed in order to meet the needs of employers.

The M.H.R. program ensures students achieve the necessary specialized training through 27 hours of required coursework in human resource management, and a six semester-hour internship or practicum experience related to human resources. The M.H.R. program also ensures that students have the necessary exposure to business foundation areas through 12 semester hours selected from coursework in accounting, economics, finance, management science, and marketing.

Learning Outcomes

  • Communication skills:   Students will be able to be able to engage in effective business communication, with competencies demonstrated for both oral and written communication. 
  • Functional/Domain expertise:   Students will be able specialized expertise in a functional area or domain area to address complex business or economic issues. 
  • Data-driven decision-making skills:   Students will examine the role of quantitative data in managerial decision-making. They will understand the importance and roles of different types of data (financial, economic, accounting, etc.). Utilize appropriate format for presentation of data. 
  • Global Business Competencies:   Students will be able to draw upon their understanding of the international business environment to address complex business or economic questions. 
  • Collaboration and influence skills:   Students will be able to work effectively within a group context and use appropriate influence tactics when working with others.  


Requirements for admission to the program conform to the general regulations of The Graduate School and the accreditation standards of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International). Applicants submit the Moore School of Business application, an official transcript of their complete academic record and competitive scores on the GRE or GMAT.

International applicants whose native language is not English are also required to submit a satisfactory score on the TOEFL or the IELTS International Academic Course Type 2 Exam. Otherwise-qualified candidates are required to achieve a TOEFL score of at least iBT of 100 or 600 paper-based or a score of at least 7.0 on the IELTS exam. The TOEFL is not required of international students who have a degree from an American college or university.

Please visit the Darla Moore School of Business  website for admissions information.

Degree Requirements (45 Hours)

Human Resource Core Courses (27 Hours)

Students are required to complete 27 hours of HR core courses listed below. Selected courses may be substituted with special topics coursework (MGMT 590) based on approval of the Program Academic Director.

Internship or Practicum (6 Hours)

Students are required to complete MGMT 727 , a six hour internship or practicum in the human resource field.

Professional Masters of Human Resources Track (Executive Master of Human Resources, E.M.H.R.)

Admission to this track generally follows the stated requirements for the MHR program. However, current employment, professional achievement and organizational responsibility are considered primary factors in the admissions process.

M.H.R. / J.D Electives Policy

Students in the Human Resources / Law M.H.R. / J.D.  program may use up to 12 hours of employment-related law courses from the law school to fulfill requirements within the M.H.R. program.

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