Earn Your Master’s in Human Resources Online from Pepperdine Graziadio Business School
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Become a Business-Oriented HR Professional
People are the most valuable asset of any organization. The online Master of Science in Human Resources program from Pepperdine Graziadio Business School will prepare you to integrate best business practices into essential human resource functions, so you can become a key contributor in the strategic planning and management of your organization.
Through this specialized master’s program, you will learn how to align talent with your company’s mission by leveraging the strengths of employees and better understanding what motivates them.
Updated curriculum. Fewer credits. More course options.
New curriculum with the same intentional focus on business
New courses in diversity, equity, and inclusion
Updated course offerings in global HR topics
Now 30 credits instead of 39
Our Program Aligns with SHRM Requirements
The online Master of Science in Human Resources program aligns with official curriculum requirements of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), which helps ensure program excellence and professional readiness.
SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. It serves the needs of HR professionals worldwide and advances the interests of the HR profession.
Upon completion of the online MS in Human Resources program students will emerge with modern-day HR skills.
Communication and Collaboration
Communicate ideas with clarity and composure in business settings
Collaborate effectively and encourage participation in team settings
Knowledge of Human Resources Concepts
Develop a comprehensive talent management plan and create a strategic HR plan that aligns with business strategy
Assess the appropriate workplace-related employment laws relative to human resources issues
Analyze multiple sources of information to promote effective HR management and draw evidence-based business decisions
Propose change intervention strategies as an internal or external change leader
Global and Ethical Perspectives
Develop an ethical basis for fostering global, diverse, and inclusive organizational environments
Lead the conversation on ethical considerations for HR managers and leaders
A Master’s in HR Program From an AACSB-Accredited School
Pepperdine Graziadio Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and has a long-standing legacy of teaching professionals of all backgrounds how to lead intelligently while demonstrating personal integrity, sound decision making, and broad thinking.
At Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, we value diversity of experience. Our online master’s in human resources program is ideal for those who are currently professionals in the HR field or work closely with the HR team within their organization.
A bachelor’s degree is required to apply.
GRE or GMAT scores are not required.
Applicants should have at least 1 year of work experience, 2+ years is preferred.
Through our 30-unit curriculum, you will learn to maximize employee performance, strategically lead teams, and manage organizational change. The inclusion of business courses helps prepare you to engage in strategic decisions that drive the best possible outcomes for both employees and organizations.
As a student, you will attend two immersion experiences in Los Angeles, during the first and last terms of the program. Immersions allow you to meet fellow students, professors, and other HR professionals. During the second immersion, you will apply what you have learned to help drive positive outcomes at an organization.
Pepperdine faculty are distinguished business leaders, educators, and HR consultants who are passionate about their work and their students. Our 13:1 student-faculty ratio means your professors can take the time to truly get to know you, mentor you, and support you at every step of your academic and professional journey.
A Master of Science in Human Resources can help you expand your role beyond basic HR functions. If you are already working in the HR space or looking to make a career change, this degree will prepare you to play a lead role in training, leveraging, and retaining your company’s greatest asset: its talent.
With a specialized master’s from Pepperdine’s Graziadio Business School, you will be equipped to lead your own team and act as the bridge between human resources and other business areas within your organization.
HR Career Growth and Opportunities
The need for effective HR professionals spans every industry. Earning your master’s in HR online will give you a competitive edge in this growing field. As a graduate of the program, you will be prepared to pursue a variety of positions that can benefit every organization.
HR business partners align business objectives with employees and management in designated business units, serving as a consultant to management on human resource–related issues within an organization.
HR business managers lead an organization’s HR programs and policies as they apply to employee relations, compensation, benefits, safety, performance, and staffing.
Organizational development consultants help clients improve their businesses by providing services that include change management, group problem-solving, and talent management.
Training and development managers plan, coordinate, and direct programs for the purpose of enhancing the skills and knowledge of an organization’s employees.
California Roots. Global Reach.
The network you gain is as important as the skills you learn. When you choose Pepperdine, you join a diverse community of 40,000 students, faculty, and alumni around the globe who are thinking boldly about business while leading with purpose.
Take the next step today toward earning a specialized business master’s degree from Pepperdine University—named a top-50 national university in 2021.1
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