Professional Master's in Human Resource Management


Program Description

Program Overview

The Rutgers Online Professional Master’s in Human Resource Management (MHRM) program is designed for human resource professionals and managers/supervisors with 4+ years of experience who look to advance their careers to senior HR or management positions.

The program offers in-depth human resource management knowledge and skills that will distinguish participants from their peers and enable them to communicate effectively with other executives on a regional, national and global scale. Graduates of the Rutgers MHRM program are HR subject-matter experts with high ability to connect and apply the HR function and its practices to organizational strategy within their organizations.

Key Features of our Online Graduate Program

World-class Faculty

100% Online Program

No GRE/GMAT Required

Flexible Schedule

High-quality Courses

Top-ranked University

Distinguished Faculty

Our faculty is regarded among the most accomplished globally for scholarly research in the HR discipline. Their expertise is diverse and comprehensive across all HR functions, combining outstanding research skills and hands-on industry experience. The courses that comprise the online MHRM program are designed and delivered by our core Rutgers Human Resource Management Department faculty, providing students in the program up-to-date high-quality course content and the ability to network with top faculty in the field.

Fully Online

The program is delivered 100% online and is suitable for working professionals enrolling in the program part-time as well as those who wish to pursue the degree as a full-time student. The program offers convenient access to attain a highly regarded advanced graduate degree with flexibility in location and timing.

No GRE/GMAT Required

The program is designed for experienced professionals with 4+ years of experience in HR or management roles. GRE/GMAT scores are waived as a requirement due to the experience level of the students in the program.

Flexible Completion Time

The Rutgers online Professional MHRM program can be completed by a full-time student in as few as 18 months. There is no minimum course load per semester for part-time students. The program offers enrollment in the Fall, Spring and Summer terms, offering flexibility in course scheduling for all students.

Comprehensive, High-Quality Courses

The online MHRM courses are designed by Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations core faculty who are subject-matter-experts in the course topics they teach. The comprehensive program curriculum has been developed to ensure excellence in instructional design and consists of 8 required core HR courses, a capstone project, and 3 electives.

Top Ranked University and Human Resources Department

Rutgers University-New Brunswick ranks as the #1 public national university in New Jersey, #17 in the nation for public national universities, and #56 in the nation among all national universities according to U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Colleges, and the #1 public university in the northeast by U.S. News & World Report. Rutgers ranks #41 among top global universities according to the Center for World University Rankings. Our Human Resource Management department faculty is nationally and internationally renowned for cutting-edge research and high-quality teaching. Students of the Rutgers MHRM program earn a graduate degree that is highly regarded in the HR field.

Networking with Other HR Professionals and Academics

Students have the opportunity to interact with experienced colleagues in their program cohort in addition to academic experts leading the instruction, strengthening their professional network and exchanging in-depth industry experience.

Distinguished Alumni

Graduates of the Rutgers Professional MHRM program join our network of distinguished alumni, many of whom are HR executives in top organizations.

Our Own Career Center and Support Services

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations has its own career center with staff dedicated professionals who offer job search resources and career counseling services. Our career services team maintains a robust network of industry connections and top organizations frequently contact us to refer our graduates. As an online student, you will have access to the same level of comprehensive support services provided to our traditional student body.


The online Professional Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management curriculum is comprehensive and designed to meet the needs of HR professionals to advance their career to top human resources and management positions. The curriculum covers 8 core courses, a capstone course, and 3 electives. A total of 36 credits is needed to attain the degree.

Core Courses (8 courses, 24 credits)

  • Linking HR to Business Strategy
  • Managing the Global Workforce
  • Managing Rewards Systems
  • Managing Workforce Flow
  • Workforce Analytics & HR Data-Base Decisions
  • Developing Human Capital
  • HR Decision Making: Financial Decisions
  • Employment Law

Capstone Project (1 course, 3 credits)

  • Capstone Project

Elective Courses (select 3 courses, 9 credits)

  • Economics and Demographics of Labor Markets
  • Organizational Leadership and Change Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • The Inclusive Workplace
Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

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The Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) is the leading source of expertise in the world of work, building effective and sustainable organizations, and the changing employment relationship. The school is comprised of two departments—one focused on all aspects of strategic human resource management and the other dedicated to the social science specialties related to labor studies and employment relations--with faculty from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Read less
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