Be involved in every part of the business.
With a degree in MSHRL you'll learn about organizational priorities and challenges, but you'll also be involved in finding workable solutions. It's about creating a culture that fosters growth and innovation. With this degree, you'll have a direct impact on a company's future.
Human Resource Leadership is the field of study that focuses on the strategic management of human capital within an organization. As an HR leader, you will be responsible for developing and implementing policies and programs that impact the people who work for your organization.
Offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, the M.S. in Human Resource Leadership plan of study requires 30 credit hours of graduate coursework. The program is designed for working professionals with varying educational and professional backgrounds. Students may enter the M.S. in Human Resource Leadership program at the start of the fall semester, completing the program in 12 or 24-months.
In obtaining the M.S. in Human Resource Leadership degree, those with HR-related undergraduate degrees will benefit by strengthening their data analytic skills and strategic mindset. Additional prospective students will include individuals seeking to transition their current careers into the HR function. This group will acquire specialized knowledge and skills they have not had the opportunity to receive working in other business functions.
Our students will be educated on how to understand business practice and strategy from an integrated perspective that is not limited to a functional "silo." Graduates will apply their learning to improve the performance of organizations in local, state, and federal contexts by leveraging the diverse talents of human capital including the residents of West Virginia and the world.
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