Advance your Human Resources career through professional development using real-world conditions and challenges.
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Master of Human Resource Management

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Why Pursue a Master of Human Resource Management Degree at North Central College?

Take flexible 100% online courses from anywhere in the world! They are designed to help working professionals balance their work, life, and school. The Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) degree is designed to advance your Human Resources career through professional development and advancement opportunities. Our faculty are experienced HR professionals who tailor the courses to real-world conditions and challenges, so that you can apply the classroom theories directly to your work. Learn more about graduate online learning at North Central.

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Graduate Aid and Costs 

Graduate students are eligible for up to $20,500 in the federal direct unsubsidized loan annually. (fall, spring, and summer semesters included)

 

MHRM Degree Features

  • 100% Online: Study from anywhere! 
  • Weekend Professional Development Experiences: Offered in a seminar-type of format, the residency component of the graduate degree gives you the opportunity to network with your classmates and faculty face-to-face while learning from successful business professionals. 
  • No prerequisites and no GMAT entrance exam required. Our core business courses provide you with the broad-based business fundamentals. So whether you are a current working professional or a recent graduate with a non-business bachelor's degree or undergraduate degree, you will be geared for success in your academic and professional career.
  • Business Fundamentals: A unique core focused on business fundamentals that industry leaders need, such as analytics and strategic management across several disciplines. If you are interested in focusing on business administration, be sure to also take a look into our MBA program

Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to convey business concepts and original and creative solutions in a coherent and professional manner.
  • Apply data analysis, interpretation, and presentation skills to advanced and complex business solutions.
  • Awareness and importance of managing global and multicultural personnel in a professional setting for international organizations.
  • Understanding of the ethical and social responsibilities of companies, organizations, and business professionals.
  • Expertise in the application of human resources business concepts.

Personal and Professional Development

A key distinguishing feature of our MHRM program are the residency experiences. You will be immersed in a professional development conference atmosphere with content that bolsters our liberal arts approach to your business education. These experiences are not directly tied to specific course content, but will provide you with relevant training in areas such as:

  • Data Analytics and Visualization
  • Leadership and Talent Development
  • Professionalism and Ethical Responsibilities
  • Personal and Professional Selling
  • Physical, Mental and Financial Health
  • Creativity, Curiosity, and Idea Generation

Master of Human Resource Management Curriculum

You can complete the degree within two full years if you enroll in one course each session (half of a semester in length), including summer.

Human Resource Management, M.H.R.M.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 36 credit hours: 15 credit hours of core courses, 15 credit hours in Human Resource Management courses and 6 credit hours of electives.

*Note: At least 21 credit hours must be unique to the MHRM degree program.

Core Courses

Human Resource Management Courses

Elective Courses
  • Six credit hours of graduate-level elective credit

Residency Experience

Students must attend at least one Residency Experience, a distinguishing feature of the MHRM degree. Students are immersed in a professional development conference atmosphere with content that bolsters our liberal arts approach to business education. These experiences are not directly tied to specific course content but provides students with relevant training in areas such as:

  • Data Analytics and Visualization
  • Leadership and Talent Development
  • Professionalism and Ethical Responsibilities
  • Personal and Professional Selling
  • Physical, Mental and Financial Health
  • Creativity, Curiosity and Idea Generation

Weekend Professional Development Experiences

As an important piece of your professional development, you are required to attend one weekend residency experience during your master's degree. A weekend professional development experience provides you with opportunities to interact with business leaders willing to serve as mentors, meet program faculty, network with peers, and participate in value-added seminars specially designed to significantly enhance your career potential.

The professional development events are a unique feature of our program and are offered in a conference format with speakers and break out sessions, rather than a course led by one instructor. 

Professional Development Topics

Experienced professionals and guest speakers will host workshops and events on a variety of topics, which may include:

  • Data Analytics and Visualization
  • Leadership and Talent Development 
  • Professionalism and Ethical Responsibilities
  • Personal and Professional Selling 
  • Physical, Mental and Financial Health
  • Creativity, Curiosity and Idea Generation

Human Resource Management Faculty

Our faculty have real-world experience working in Human Resources and are able to bring case studies into your virtual classroom.

Brian Glibkowski

Associate Professor of Management
Management & Marketing
+1 630 637 5590
Rhetta Standifer
Rhetta Standifer

Associate Professor of Management
Management & Marketing
+1 630 637 5244

Certificate of Human Resource Management

The online Certificate of Human Resource Management program consists of five, 3-hour courses for a total of 15 credit hours. 

Core Courses (6 hours)

You are required to take the core courses before taking any of the required courses.

  • Human Resource Management
  • Data Analytics

Additional Courses (9 hours) 

  • Select any three required courses from the Master of Human Resource Management degree. 
  • Students with an HR degree or relevant work experience may replace the core HR Management course with an additional elective offering from MHRM degree.

Residency Experience

You are required to attend one residency experience throughout your certificate program. 

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