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Master of Human Resource Management

The Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) degree consists of graduate-level courses designed for professionals seeking a deeper theoretical and practical understanding of management principles related to human resources.

Courses examine traditional functions such as recruitment and retention, development and compensation and benefits. The program also covers emerging disciplines like HR information systems and leadership theory, the impact of globalization and workforce diversity.

With small class sizes (the average is 12-15 students) and adjunct professors who are themselves working professionals in the HR sector, our HRM classes provide opportunities to study cutting-edge theory and to apply that theory in real-world settings — sometimes even the next day at work.

MHRM and HRM graduate certificate students study together in core classes, providing rich opportunities to learn from peers who are currently working in the HR sector. Face-to-face, classroom-based learning experiences are valued in the program, although some classes may be offered online or as in-class/online hybrid experiences.

The MHRM requires 30 semester hours of graduate coursework split between six core courses and four 600-level courses. The degree does not require a thesis, and we accept up to six semester hours of applicable transfer work.

Master's Degree

Master of Human Resource Management

Total: 30 semester hours

Core Courses

18 semester hours

HRM 531U Human Resource Management
HRM 532U Legal Issues in Human Resource Management
HRM 533U Quantitative Analysis and Research in HRM
HRM 534U Strategic Human Resource Development
ECON 507U Labor Economics
PSYC 530U Organizational Psychology

600-Level Courses

12 semester hours. HRM 697U is required. Students may then choose 3 of the remaining 600-level courses to complete the requirement.

HRM 657U HRM in the Global Environment
HRM 697U Strategy and Policy
HRM 635U Managing Compensation and Benefits
HRM 638U HRM Leadership Theory and Application
HRM 639U Recruitment and Retention
HRM 645U Organization Development and Change
HRM 647U Human Resource Information Systems
HRM 650U Labor Relations
HRM 659U Managing Human Capital Risk
HRM 696U Directed Research

Contact Us

HR Management Program
Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
490 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133