Gain the Knowledge and Skills You Need For a Successful People-Focused Career
Business leaders know that employees are integral to organizational success. Attract, motivate and retain a diverse workforce with a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management from Webster University, a leader in global education.
The MA in Human Resources Management focuses on the specific knowledge that you need for a successful career in HR. If you’re interested in a broad overview of business, explore our MBA program.
With the MA in HR Management, you will learn how to apply analytic techniques and theories to solve problems in an evolving environment and implement strategies that support employees. Coursework in employment law, training and development, and staffing will build on your existing knowledge and experience and allow you to dive deeper into the topics most pertinent to you. We help you sharpen your skills and to prepare to think critically about how your organization supports a diverse workforce and how to develop innovative policies to improve employee performance and engagement.
Choose Webster for a Master's in Human Resources Management
Prepare to Manage Today's Workforce
Core coursework covers key topics, such as cultural diversity, employee motivation, equitable pay structures, performance assessments, talent acquisition and organizational downsizing. In addition, you can choose electives based on your professional interests and career goals.
Learn From Experts in the HR Field
Whether you attend class on campus or online, you’ll receive personal mentorship from esteemed faculty members — many of whom are still employed in the field. Connect with other students from various HR backgrounds while building your professional network.
“Our graduate program really gets people to think more critically about how to be a person-change agent in an organization.”
Professor of Management, George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology
Get SHRM Certification
We developed our MA in Human Resources Management to align with Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM) guidelines, so you’re prepared to lead in real-world scenarios. You’ll learn through interactive lectures and case studies and be challenged to implement what you’ve learned in your workplace. In fact, our program graduates consistently pass SHRM certification at a higher rate than the national average.
Earn an ACBSP-Accredited Degree
Our Walker School of Business & Technology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for the Master of Arts in Human Resources Management. ACBSP is dedicated to improving the quality of business schools and programs around the world, and ultimately, to improving the practice of business in every industry.
Become an Expert in HR Management
MA in Human Resources Management
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What Can You Do with a Master’s in Human Resources Management?
Our program prepares you for leadership positions in human resources or a variety of other careers within business. You’ll develop skills in communication, conflict resolution, critical thinking and teamwork that will give you a competitive edge in a variety of job settings. Our track record speaks for itself: 93% of Webster students who completed a master's degree in Human Resources Management found full-time employment post-graduation, according to Webster's 2019-2020 Student Outcomes Report.
Earn your Human Resources Management degree at Webster and pursue leadership positions, such as employee relations manager, human resources director, labor relations director and recruiting manager, among many others. Human resources managers jobs are projected to grow 9% over the next decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Your Webster degree will help you stand out in the job market and hit the ground running as you begin your career. If your plans include earning a doctoral degree, you’ll find that your Webster education will prepare you to succeed in achieving an advanced degree.
Master’s in Human Resources Management Salary
Salary for human resources managers varies based on your industry and geographic location. However, in most areas, you can expect to earn an annual salary of over $125,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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