Program Overview

The Master of Science in Human Resource Management is an online degree program offered by Robert Morris University. This course of study combines the academic knowledge gained by seeking a master’s degree with the practical skills needed to be an effective human resource manager. Human resource managers require an advanced understanding of subjects and issues such as employee retention, development, succession planning, compensation, benefits administration, health care, retirement planning, pensions, finance, and decision sciences.

This program is split up into five eight-week sessions. It is possible to finish this program in two years by taking one course per session over the two years.

Courses offered in fall sessions are Current Issues in Human Resource Management, Compensation Management, Employee Rights Under law, and Decision Sciences for Human Resources. Spring courses include Training and Development Through Performance Management, and Finance and Accounting for Human Resource Managers. T

he summer courses are Organizational Behavior Theory and Strategic Human Resource Management. The Strategic Human Resource Management course is the capstone project of this program.

Some courses are offered online; some courses are in-class. Internships are encouraged by this program in order to better equip graduates for the competitive job market that awaits them after graduation.

The Career and Leadership Development Center at Robert Morris University seeks to help its students via cutting-edge career-related services. These services include internship and full-time job search assistance, volunteer opportunities, job fairs, and an academic internship program.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    School Overview

    Robert Morris University is a private, not-for-profit institution located in Moon Township, which is a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The school was founded in 1921 as the Pittsburgh School of Accountancy. In 1962, the school purchased 230 acres which is at its current location. A short time later, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania granted the school permission to award associates degrees, and the school became Robert Morris Junior College. Around 2002, the university changed to its present day name.

    RMU continues to offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees through following 5 academic schools:

    • School of Business
    • School of Communications and Information Systems
    • School of Nursing and Health Sciences
    • School of Education and Social Sciences
    • School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science

    RMU additionally offers several undergraduate and graduate degrees in the following fully online programs.


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