NCU Catalog - October 2020 
    
    Jun 23, 2021  
NCU Catalog - October 2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Resource Management, Project Management Specialization, MHRM


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Master of Human Resource Management


Description of Program


The Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) 30-hour program is designed to prepare graduates to understand the evolution of Human Resources, with a primary focus on modern day concepts. Students will review HR concepts from both the management and employee perspective in real life situations. Major areas of study include equal employment opportunity, employment law, compensation and benefits, labor relations, recruitment, professional development, and retention.

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Learning Outcomes


  • Apply human resource management concepts in addressing issues and challenges in domestic and global organizations
  • Evaluate an organization’s human resources capacity
  • Analyze the challenges of managing human resource operations in domestic and global organizations
  • Create employee compensation, benefits, and classification plans

Basis for Admissions


Admission to the Master of Human Resource Management program requires a conferred bachelor’s degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution.

Degree Requirements


The Master of Human Resource Management program requires 30-credit hours for degree completion. The HRM program includes 27 credit hours of core curriculum. The core curriculum is taken by all students regardless of their undergraduate degree to form and strengthen fundamental business skills. Students end the program with a 3 credit-hour capstone course.

Students in the MHRM program are required to demonstrate competency in the areas listed below:

  • Research - MHRM students are required to show competency in writing skills for research purposes through their NCU coursework
  • Computer Competency - MHRM students are required to use appropriate computer skills that are necessary in writing research papers
    • Students must be able to prepare documents using APA formatting and advanced word processing skills, such as the creation of title pages, abstracts, tables and figures, headers and footers, page breaks, tables of contents, and hanging indents

Students assume full responsibility for understanding both the foundational, specialization, and capstone requirements of the program. Switching programs after completing coursework may result in reevaluation, monetary loss, loss of credit hours and/or the need to take additional credit hours. An Academic and Finance Advisors can assist with any questions related to program requirements.

The University may accept a maximum of 12 semester credit hours in transfer toward the Master of Human Resource Management for graduate course work completed at an external accredited college or university with a grade of “B” or better. See the Transfer Credit Policy  for additional information.

Time to Completion


NCU allows 5 years to complete all Master’s programs of 36 credits or less.

The median time to completion for this program is 23 months.

Time to completion varies depending upon the pace in which a student completes courses and the number of transfer credits accepted. As most NCU students are working adults, balancing educational, professional, and personal commitments, our academic and finance advisors will work with you to develop a program schedule that works best for your needs.

Students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for this program, and applying no transfer credits, can expect to finish in as little as 21 months.

Project Management Specialization


This specialization explores principles, concepts, tools, and techniques to improve project performance and organizational effectiveness. Project Management is one of the fastest growing professional disciplines. Students examine all aspects of company projects including cost estimates, budget management, cost control, risk assessment, bid negotiation and contracts, and performance reporting critical to the success of any organization. The graduate specialization provides curriculum for students aspiring to take on project management responsibilities. This specialization focuses on risk management, procurement, monitoring, and multi-project management.

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