Mays’ MS-HRM program helps develop four core skill areas: conceptual, technical, interpersonal, and communication. Our program provides both specialized HRM coursework and exposure to the core components of management and an organization’s functional areas of accounting, finance, marketing, and operations.

Aside from integrating these skill areas into your coursework, your marketability will be enhanced by taking specific courses in the core business functions. These courses comprise the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK), which are required to take if you did not complete similar courses in your undergraduate program.

Curriculum and Courses

Mays Business School’s MS-HRM program is a 37-credit hour, non-thesis graduate program. As a fully accredited program, we require at least 18 months of full-time study. The curriculum covers a broad range of human resource management topics to ensure students develop a deep understanding of the field. Mays’ Center for Human Resource Management teams with our corporate partners to design a relevant curriculum, preparing students for the current job market.

After your first year of coursework, you will have an opportunity to apply what you have learned during a professional internship. Please see below the required MS-HRM courses and the appropriate semesters of completion.


  • HR Analytics
  • Organizational Change and Development
  • Employment Regulation
  • Talent Management


  • Compensation Management
  • Labor Relations
  • Financial Analyst Modeling in HR
  • Behavior in Organizations


  • Professional Internship


  • Organizational Staffing
  • Contemporary HR Issues (Capstone Course)
  • Global HR Management
  • Business and Corporate Strategy

Pre-Required Courses

A general background in business courses is necessary to complete the MS-HRM program. If you are lacking any of the CBK courses, you can take them prior to or during the program.

  • Survey of Accounting Principles or Introductory Accounting
  • Survey of Marketing