Online MS in Human Resources Curriculum

The online Master of Science in Human Resources (MSHR) curriculum at Pepperdine’s Graziadio Business School will prepare you to maximize employee performance, strategically lead teams, and manage organizational change.

39 Units

14 Courses

2 Immersions

The MSHR program gives you the flexibility to earn your degree at a pace that aligns with your personal and professional commitments. The program can be completed in as few as 12 months on an accelerated schedule or 16 months on a standard track. Check out our sample course sequence options (PDF)


During your time in the program, you will attend two immersions in Los Angeles.

Personal and Leadership Development Workshop
Engage in exercises and reflection that are meant to enhance communication, ethical decision-making, career development, and other relevant skills for interpersonal effectiveness in business.

Strategic Human Resources
In this course, you will learn to formulate and execute a business-focused HR strategy that drives value for an organization. Topics include the social, ethical, and legal environment of an organization; diversity in the workplace; organizational culture; and business strategy.

You are required to complete two immersions. The first immersion will take place during your first term in the program. Immersions will be held over a weekend within the first three weeks of the start of your term.

Global Learning Opportunities

The Pepperdine Graziadio Business School gives students the unique opportunity to expand their business savvy abroad. Students who choose to join us for a one-week global intensive can expect a combination of collaborative learning, immersive course work, and enriching cultural experiences.

The global intensive is optional and can be taken as an elective for academic credit. Students will need to pay for their flight, as well as a program fee that covers room and board, most meals, and all planned academic and cultural activities during the week.


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