Master of Science in Human Resource Development / HR Business Partner
Villanova University

Program Details

Students enrolled in the MSHRD program through Villanova University have the option to simultaneously pursue a Certificate in HR Business Partner as a specialization within their degree. Learn how employment law, finance, training and development, compensation and benefits work to support the overall objectives of a business.

The specialization in HR Business Partner will cover topics, including but not limited to:

  • Finance and human capital
  • HRM principles and trends
  • Legal issues and laws

The HR Business Partner Graduate Certificate provides students with a strong foundation in the major human resources functions and explores how HR acts as a strategic partner in an organization. Upon successful completion of the material, students who complete this specialization will earn both an MSHRD degree and an HR Business Partner graduate certificate.

Learning Pace


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100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Villanova University is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • Applicants who do not have a 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA must submit evidence of their ability to handle graduate-level work, such as submitting results from the GRE or GMAT exams, prior graduate studies, relevant certifications (e.g., SHRM-CP, PHR, etc.), etc.