MS in Management: Human Resources Management


Master of Science Management Human Resources

Effective human resources management is vital to an organization’s success. Lasell’s Human Resources Management concentration imparts critical learning and preparation, paving the way for graduates to recruit, train, and lead the workforces of the future.

A convenient, flexible approach

  • Courses are available 100% online or in a blended on-campus format
  • 36 credits of coursework: 21 credits in the core program curriculum; 9 credits of concentration-specific courses; 6 credits of electives; Capstone project
  • Affordable 8 or 16-week courses
  • ACBSP Accredited

Gain the knowledge and experience to manage a dynamic workplace
Topics addressed in the Human Resources Management concentration include:

  • Recruiting, maintaining, and nurturing high-quality employees
  • Developing organizational policies and procedures
  • Understanding human rights legislation in the workplace
  • Comprehending the importance of employee engagement
  • The importance of employee engagement

The right resources for Human Resources
In the Human Resources concentration, you will complete coursework incorporating financial management, operational strategy, and human resources law, positioning you to employ a wide variety of skills for a successful, meaningful career. Faculty with rich industry experience will guide you through relevant and realistic case studies, challenging you to build management skills applicable to a diverse, evolving workforce and positioning you to assume leadership roles in the field.

Personal, professional, and fulfilling
Classes at Lasell – both online and in person – are capped at 23 students, which enables highly collaborative, personalized learning. Lasell graduate students are respected for their experience and expertise, and throughout classes and group projects they are engaged, challenged, and motivated to succeed. In the program’s final semester, you will participate in a Capstone experience, an internship, or research project designed to align with your specific goals and enrich your resume.

Career advancement
Thanks to a vibrant community of working professionals and a wide range of available services, graduate students are positioned to develop their expertise and advance their career. As a Lasell graduate student you will have the opportunity to:

  • Benefit from the experience of your faculty and peers, who bring deep expertise and a unique point of view to every class discussion and group project
  • Expand your network and learn to position yourself as a leader in your field
  • Engage with an active alumni community
  • Participate in career services programs that include webinars on salary negotiations, developing a career plan, and utilizing LinkedIn to launch a job search

Exceptional opportunities
Your concentration in Human Resources Management is the first step toward an advanced position within your current career track, or a comprehensive introduction to a new professional pursuit. Our graduates are well positioned to succeed in roles that include:

  • Director of Human Resources
  • Manager of Benefits and Compensation
  • Director of Employee Experience
  • Director of Recruitment and Retention
  • Director of Community Relations
  • Manager of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Business Consultant


MSM Core Requirements
MGMT700 21st Century Global Leadership 3
MGMT703 Strategic Information Management 3
MGMT704 Financial Management 3
MGMT705 Organizational Theory 3
MGMT706 Marketing Management 3
MGMT707 Operations Strategy 3
Concentration Courses
COM709 Negotiations & Conflict Resolution 3
MGMT728 Human Resources Management 3
MGMT731 Human Resource Law 3
Choose 1 from the following:
MGMT798 Research Project Capstone 3
MGMT799 Internship Capstone 3

Two Electives: 6 credits
Students may take any courses offered at the graduate level to fulfill their elective credits

Course Schedule

Spring 2018

Main Session, 1/16 - 5/7
Spring Session I, 1/16 - 3/6
Spring Session II, 3/19 - 5/7

Course NumberNameFormatInstructorDay/TimeSession Dates
MGMT 704 Financial Management Hybrid: on-campus meeting 1/18 Hannon, James R 6:30PM - 9:00PM 1/16 - 5/7
MGMT 706 Marketing Management Hybrid: on-campus meeting 1/23 Buchin, Stanley T 6:30PM - 9:00PM 1/16 - 5/7
MGMT 707 Operations Strategy Hybrid: on-campus meeting 1/16 Pineault, Gerry T 6:30PM - 9:00PM 1/16 - 5/7
MGMT 741 Marketing Research Online McGeough, Robert M 6:30PM - 9:00PM 1/16 - 5/7
MGMT 751 Business Strategy Hybrid: on-campus meeting 1/25 Pineault, Gerry R 6:30PM - 9:00PM 1/16 - 5/7
MGMT 798 Research Project Capstone Online Field, Juliana Main 1/16 - 5/7
MGMT 799 Internship Capstone Online TBA Main 1/16 - 5/7
MGMT 704 Financial Management Online Hannon, James Session I 1/16 - 3/6
MGMT 705 Organizational Theory Online Dolamore, Joan Session I 1/16 - 3/6
MGMT 707 Operations Strategy Online Pineault, Gerry Session I 1/16 - 3/6
MGMT 728 Human Resources Management Online Spangenburg, Janice Session I 1/16 - 3/6
MGMT 750 Ldrship & Ops in Casino & Resort MGMT Online Tanvuia, Dina Session I 1/16 - 3/6
MGMT 758 Service Quality Management Online Varao, Missy Session I 1/16 - 3/6
MGMT 700 21st Century Global Leadership Online Parry, Robin Session II 3/19 - 5/7
MGMT 703 Strategic Information Management Online Erande, Matithily Session II 3/19 - 5/7
MGMT 706 Marketing Management Online Arongs, Pam Session II 3/19 - 5/7
MGMT 731 Human Resources Law Online Howard, Kim Session II 3/19 - 5/7
MGMT 740 Consumer Behavior Online Staskawicz, Cheryl Session II 3/19 - 5/7
MGMT 745 Marketing Strategy Online Huetteman, Janet Session II 3/19 - 5/7
MGMT 747 Event Management Operations Online Harrington, Wesley Session II 3/19 - 5/7
MGMT 749 Ethical Theory & Management Online Carvalho, Katherine Session II 3/19 - 5/7
MGMT 752 Change Management Online Carvalho, Katherine Session II 3/19 - 5/7
MGMT 757 Hosp & Event Law, Ethics, & Risk MGMT Online Mobar, Siddharth Session II 3/19 - 5/7

Admission Requirements

Candidates seeking admission to Lasell College's Management graduate degree or certificate programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission.  The TOEFL may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or Canada. All other applicants must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score.

Admission Requirements Checklist:

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework*
  3. Two professional letters of recommendation from either faculty or employers
  4. A one page personal statement describing your goals, strengths and potential for achievement in graduate school
  5. Resume

*A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is recommended for recent college graduates withfewer than 3 years of professional work experience.

Materials should be addressed to:

The Office of Graduate Enrollment
Lasell College
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466