La Roche College's human resources master's program is tailored to the needs of the HR professional and offers a solid managerial base to others who take on the challenge of managing a workforce. La Roche College offers one of the few comprehensive human resource management programs in Pennsylvania. Achieving your Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management will place you several rungs above the competition.
Effective managers get things done through people. They need to draw on storehouses of practical and theoretical knowledge. At La Roche, you'll develop coaching skills and learn business principles and management techniques that you can put to use immediately to enhance your career and your competitiveness. You will gain the career mobility you desire. And you will earn a valuable and respected credential - a master's degree in Human Resource Management.
The HRM Master's Curriculum
The program consists of 36 credits. Courses follow a well-sequenced plan founded on a common core of 21 credits. The common core, taken by all students, offers an interdisciplinary foundation that provides students with knowledge pertaining to the major issues in human resource management.
Beyond the 21 core credits students specialize in one of four concentrations:
- Concentration A-HR Administration
- Concentration B-Consulting for Organizational Learning, Development, and Change
- Concentration C-Strategic Management and Leadership
- Concentration D-Managing Information Technology in Organizations and HR
The La Roche Graduate Program faculty are dedicated professors who enjoy leadership positions in their areas of expertise. Adjunct faculty are respected professionals in Pittsburgh's public and private sectors. Together, they provide a unique blend of theory and application.
Students should also successfully complete all prerequisite courses required for admission. Prerequisite coursework credits do not count toward the 36 credit graduate degree completion requirement.
Part-time students typically finish the HRM program in two and one-half years; however, every student is afforded six years in which to complete his/her study. Students may also finish in less than two years, depending on time available for graduate study.
On rare occasions transfer credits may be awarded for previous graduate coursework as well as credits earned in the Graduate Courses.
Note:The Graduate Program in Human Resource Management is separate from La Roche College's undergraduate business programs and is not a part of its ACBSP accreditation.
In addition to the Master's Program, we offer 8 certifications in particular areas of HR:
- Legal Aspects of Human Resources Management
- Contemporary Concepts in Human Resources Management
- HR Generalist
- Financial Aspects of Human Resources Management
- Consulting for Organizational Learning, Development, and Change
- Human Resources Information Systems and Technology
- Managing Information Technology and Change
- HR Professional
Ideal for the HR professional interested in upgrading his/her skill set, our four- course certificate programs can be a more convenient alternative to the full Masters Program. However, students who successfully complete a certificate program with no less than a "B" in every course are exempt from the GMAT or GRE testing requirements for entrance into the Masters program. Click on the link above to learn more about the HRM Certificate programs.
Following are the Concentration, Core and Elective requirements for the Masters of Science in Human Resources Management.