USC launches online graduate program in human resources

November 14, 2016

Businessman Using Mobile Phone In CafeStudent-centered degree combines flexibility with innovative curriculum to propel careers in rapidly growing field.

Beginning in May 2017, USC will offer an online graduate degree in human resources. The Master of Science in Human Resource Management emphasizes the strategic role the field plays in the performance of global organizations, providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to be highly effective HR leaders.

The student-centered program offered fully online by USC, rated a top-15 U.S. University by the Wall Street Journal, offers a rigorous curriculum developed in partnership with top HR executives and industry experts. Students will gain tools and insights they can immediately apply to advance their careers.

“The HR field is rapidly changing and experiencing growing demand, requiring highly trained professionals who can meet crucial organizational challenges,” according to USC Bovard College Dean Anthony Bailey. “USC is proud to offer a master’s program that will provide our graduates with the skills, knowledge and confidence to shape the future direction of major institutions in the business, government and non-profit sectors.”

The MS in Human Resource Management degree can be completed in 12 months and the program is designed in a convenient format for working professionals, including multiple enrollment dates each year.

“The USC Bovard College Masters in Human Resource Management was designed and developed by leading experts in the field of organizational effectiveness,” says John Keim, chief academic officer for USC Bovard College. “These internationally renowned authorities and faculty have devoted their careers to working with organizations in the fields of human capital, diversity, talent management and organizational design, in order to build sustainable models of organizational health,” he adds. “Graduates of the program will be uniquely qualified to anticipate trends and apply strategies and techniques to build organizations that are able to thrive and respond to emerging challenges.”

Students in the Online MS in Human Resource Management program will examine the full spectrum of human capital management concepts, including talent acquisition and retention, employee motivation, change management and organizational culture, in addition to core HR principles. They will explore and master key topics that are increasingly important to HR, including managing in a global context, diversity and inclusion, principled leadership, HR technology, HR analytics and corporate social responsibility.

To learn more about the Master of Science in Human Resource Management program, visit www.bovardcollege.usc.edu/HR.

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