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National University Volume 86B-2 Catalog - April 2024 
    
National University Volume 86B-2 Catalog - April 2024

Master of Global Human Resources, MGHR


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Master of Global Human Resources


Description of Program


The Master in Global Human Resources (MGHR) is a 30-hour program designed to provide students with a comprehensive education in strategic HR management on a global scale. The program takes an integrated approach and focuses on key areas such as managing a diverse workforce, cross-cultural communication, compensation, compliance, global talent acquisition, employee relations, and global talent development and management. Students will gain hands-on experience and develop leadership and global business skills to support HR functions while mastering HR theory and management. The program follows guidelines set by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) competencies and the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) certification standards.

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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 Global Human Resources program requires a conferred bachelor’s and/or a conferred master’s or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution.

Degree Requirements


The Master of Global Human Resources (MGHR) program requires 30-credit hours for degree completion. 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 MGHR program are required to demonstrate competency in the areas listed below:

  • Research - MGHR students are required to show competency in writing skills for research purposes through their coursework
  • Computer Competency - MGHR 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 Global Human Resources for graduate course work completed at an external accredited college or university with a grade of “B” or better. See the 

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Time to Completion


The University 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 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 16 months.

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