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Master's in Human Resource (HR) Management Online

Our flexible online Master's in Human Resource Management program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals and full-time students. Learn more!

  • The Shields School of Business Master’s in Human Resource Management program serves both the HR professionals established in their careers as well as those aspiring to enter the field. With courses offered 100% online, the MHRM degree is designed to accommodate the needs of working professionals and full-time students. 

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  • Why get a Masters in HR from SFU?

    1. Flexibility.  We know your schedule is filled with career, family and life demands. You can complete our Masters in HR online or face-to-face so you can learn at your convenience. Many classes are offered at off-campus locations in Altoona and Johnstown.

    2. Outstanding curriculum.  Students will demonstrate competencies in the following functional areas of HR: the foundation of HRM; staffing, recruitment and retention; employment and labor law; compensation and benefits administration; performance management; and other content areas identified by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

    3. Small class sizes. You won't go unnoticed. Small classes allow professors to know and understand their students’ individual learning needs. Those earning a Master of Human Resource Management online will receive video feedback regularly and are able to directly contact their professors anytime.  

    4. Award-winning faculty. Professors at the Shields School of Business have exceptional credentials and real-world experience in various industries and teach with care and concern for your success. 

    5. Student Opportunities.  We offer a variety of ways for students to expand their resumes and experience business outside the classroom, such as internships, a spring break trip to London and business clubs.

    6. Affordability. Whether you earn your Master of Human Resource Management online or on in person, you’ll qualify for significant tuition discounts.

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    • About MHRM
    Curriculum Goals

    The MHRM degree curriculum is focused on accomplishing these five outcomes:

    1. In the Spirit of Saint Francis in the Marketplace, students will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the ethical value choices and responsibilities of businesses and business leaders so that they will be able to engage in ethical decision making within a Franciscan context.
    2. Students in the Master's in HR program will demonstrate competencies in the following functional areas of HR; the foundation of HRM; staffing, recruitment, and retention; employment and labor law; compensation and benefits administration; performance management; and other content areas identified by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
    3. Students will display skills in strategic analysis and integration of HR.
    4. Students will have the ability to communicate with relevant stakeholders at a proficient (or advanced level) by developing (a) effective written communication skills, and (b) effective oral communication and business presentation skills.
    5. Students will develop the ability to effectively work with a team of colleagues on a project.

    Read the MHRM Outcome Assessment

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    Questions?
    Nicole M. Bauman
    Associate Director,
    Graduate Business Programs & HRM
    Phone: (814) 472-3026
    Fax: (814) 472 -3369
    Email: nbauman@francis.edu

    As you read the information provided throughout this web site and learn more about the advantages and opportunities of our MHRM degree, we encourage you to contact us and consider applying for admission to our program. We look forward to hearing from you!

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      About MHRM

      The deep history of our career-focused MHRM degree

      Established in 1961, the Master’s in Human Resource Management program has earned the respect and admiration of employers and employees throughout Pennsylvania. The program is offered in Loretto (since 1961) and Harrisburg (since 1971). Graduates occupy positions at all levels of responsibility in both the private and public sectors. The award-winning faculty include accomplished practitioners and academics whose engaging teaching styles and relevant information make the learning experience rewarding.