M.S. in Human Resource Management

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Yvonne Temple
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Martire Business & Communications Center
5401 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825

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Earn your M.S. in Human Resource Management with WCOB's quality program.

The M.S. in Human Resource Management program at the Welch College of Business prepares you for a successful career in Human Resources with courses that cover Performance Management; Talent Management; HR Analytics; HR Law; and Diversity and Inclusion.

Human Resource Management Benefits:

  • With the program starting in the fall and spring, you can complete your degree in one, two, or four years depending upon how many courses you take each term. All courses are offered on-ground, streaming live and online.
  • Median annual salary for professionals in Human Resource Management is $110,120*
  • There is a 9% projected job growth in Human Resource Management through 2024*
  • Graduates from our program have gotten jobs at Stamford Public Schools; Nestle Waters; ITT; Praxair; CNBC; NYU Stern School; Trinity Health Care; Charter Communications; Dannon; Boehringer Ingleheim; Mohegan Holding Company; ShopRite Supermarkets; Spectrum; Barnum Financial; Farmers Insurance; AON; First Country Bank; PepsiCo; FactSet; Timex Group; Cantor Fitzgerald and H&M

Courses Include:

  • HR Analytics
  • Performance Management
  • Talent Management
  • HR Strategy
  • Diversity and Inclusion

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  • Applied orientation with 60% of graduate courses using data from actual companies
  • More than a 50-year history of graduating successful business students
  • Accredited by both NEASC and AACSB
  • 95% of our full-time faculty have doctoral degrees and have collectively worked a total 879 years in the corporate world

Tuition, Financial Aid and Scholarships

At Sacred Heart University, we understand that the cost of graduate school is a significant investment. Tuition information for all our programs is available online. The Office of Student Financial Assistance will work with you to explore all your options and to maximize the financial aid that you are eligible for. Explore our website for our financial aid process, listing of loans and financing options, scholarships, grants and graduate assistantship opportunities.

*According to May 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics

Latest News & Events

In Transformational Move, Sacred Heart University Acquires Former GE Global Headquarters

November 21, 2016

Sacred Heart University has entered into an agreement with General Electric to purchase its 66-acre former global headquarters in Fairfield. “This is a transformational moment in the history of Sacred Heart University,” said SHU President John J. Petillo. “With this property, SHU has a unique opportunity to contribute to education, research, health care and the community. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us, and it also reflects our long-standing relationship with GE that includes former GE CEO Jack Welch, for whom our College of Business is named.”

SHU Celebrates Opening of Martire Business & Communications Center

March 20, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Approximately 100 local dignitaries, trustees, special guests and friends, along with about 300 students, faculty and staff from the Sacred Heart University community, gathered on Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of the Frank and Marisa Martire Business & Communications Center on the corner of Park Avenue and Jefferson Street. The building will house the University’s prestigious John F. Welch College of Business (WCOB) and rapidly growing Department of Communications & Media Studies.

Human Resources Master’s Program Aligns with SHRM Guidelines

July 24, 2013

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has announced that Sacred Heart University’s master’s in human resource management program (HRM) successfully aligns with the SHRM Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. SHU is one of only two universities in Connecticut to hold that distinction. “Everyone here is really excited about it, because it’s a significant advantage for the program,” said Leanna Lawter, assistant professor of management in HRM. “It’s a thoughtful process – one that I think is very worthwhile and that adds a lot of value to our program. It reinforces that our graduates have the tools that a business recognizes as necessary to being successful in human resources.”