Online Master of Science in Business with a concentration in Human Resource Management

The objective of this program is to meet the growing need in today's business environment for professionals who have developed the necessary expertise, insight, and vision in tackling the technical, interpersonal, and conceptual problems specific to Human Resource Management field. The program also constitutes a threshold into higher academic or professional pursuits, such as earning a doctorate in business or law.

  • 100% Online – no attendance required on campus
  • Affordable Tuition
  • Earn your degree in as little as 12-18 months
  • No GRE required
  • Choose from courses offered in spring, summer and fall
  • Courses taught by dedicated faculty who are experts in business and human resources

SHRM Partnerships: The MSB Program in Human Resource Management is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. SHRM Academic Alignment Program partners are viewed as a “top choice” for students pursuing careers in Human Resource Management. Students enrolled in an SHRM HR aligned program have the opportunity to earn their SHRM-CP credential prior to graduation.

The 30-credit program includes 12 credits in a common professional core, 12 credits in human resource management, and 6 credits in two capstone seminars.

Common Professional Core Courses (12 credits):

  • MSB 700: Organizational Behavior - 3 credits
  • MSB 701: Quantitative Analysis for Managers - 3 credits
  • MSB 702: Economic Analysis for Managers - 3 credits
  • MSB 703: Computer-Based Information Systems for Managers - 3 credits

Human Resource Management Courses (12 credits):

  • MSB 730: Human Resource Management - 3 credits
  • MSB 731: Employee Training and Development - 3 credits
  • MSB 734: International Human Resource Management - 3 credits
  • MSB 735:  Labor Management Relations - 3 credits

Capstone Seminars (6 credits):

  • MSB 795: Seminar in Strategic Management - 3 credits
  • MSB 796: Seminar in Ethical Issues in Management - 3 credits

Depending on course availability at the time of enrollment, full-time students can complete their degree requirements within one year by taking the eight-core and specialization courses in two consecutive semesters, Fall and Spring, and the two capstone seminars in the summer, one in each of the two summer sessions, but not both seminars in the same summer session.

A minimum GPA of B (3.0) is necessary to maintain enrollment in the MS program in business.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA in undergraduate studies or a minimum of 2.8 GPA with at least two years of supervisory or managerial experience in the area of study.
  • Two letters of recommendation and a statement of career objectives
  • Completed coursework in accounting (6 credits), economics (6 credits), and statistics (6 credits).

TOEFL Score: Applicants who were educated in a non-English environment must have a minimum total score of 500 or equivalent on the TOEFL and comply with other applicable requirements. Those who have earned their baccalaureate from a college or university in which the language of instruction was exclusively English are exempt from the TOEFL requirement.

International Students: The MS Business Program is not available to international students, as federal regulations do not permit international students to enroll in a full-time distance learning/online program of study.

  • Employment prospects of human resources specialists is strong and they are needed in nearly every industry.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for human resources managers are projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026.
  • While a bachelor’s degree is sufficient for most HR positions, a master’s degree is increasingly recommended for management-level jobs particularly due to the complexity of the job function, organizational structures, and employment laws.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Shirley D. Bishop
Graduate Program Director
Phone: 718-960-8461
Email:shirley.bishop@lehman.cuny.edu