Master of Science in Human Resources

Overview

Master of Science in Human Resources

  • 100%

    Online or hybrid formats
  • 12-24 months

    Time to complete
  • $600

    Cost Per Credit

In the MS in Human Resources program, 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.

What you'll learn:

Join Lasell's vibrant community of working professionals and gain access to a wide range of resources to develop your expertise and expand your network. As a Lasell graduate student, you will:

  • Learn in a small classroom with courses capped at 23 students
  • Study under an internationally accredidated ACBSP program
  • 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

Advance your career:

As of May 2017, the annual median income of Human Resource managers was over $100,000.

  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Benefits Specialist
  • Director of Talent Management
  • Employee Relations Specialist

Connect learning to practice

Lasell's philosophy of Connected Learning provides you with opportunities to draw on both your professional experience and newly acquired knowledge and skills to enhance your career prospects. Rigorous coursework is complemented by opportunities to put learning into practice, including a Capstone research experience and lectures from industry leaders (in person and via live stream) who present and discuss their work. 

Curriculum

 

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
Core Courses
MGMT700 Global Leadership 3
MGMT702 Research Methods 3
MGMT703 Strategic Information Management 3
MGMT704 Financial Management 3
MGMT707 Operations Strategy 3
MGMT728 Human Resources Management 3
MGMT731 Human Resource Law & Compliance 3
MGMT761 Performance MGMT & Employee Development 3
MGMT762 Employee Relations, Engage & Retention 3
MGMT763 Employee Learning & Development 3
MGMT764 Diversity, Inclusion & Countering Bias 3
Choose 1 from the following:
MGMT798 Research Project Capstone 3
MGMT799 Internship Capstone 3

The program has two prerequisites:

  • Students must complete MGMT 702 prior to taking the Capstone.
  • Students are required to complete 27 credits prior to taking the Capstone.  However, this requirement can be waived depending on special circumstances (i.e. student gets an offer of an internship prior to completing the 27 credits)   Students must have a GPA of 3.0 in order to graduate.  They must complete at least 30 credits, including the capstone, at Lasell. 
  • Total credit hours required for degree: 36

Course Schedule

Winter 2020 Courses

Course Number Name Format Instructor
Winter 1/2 - 1/17
MGMT700 Global Leadership Online Reilly, Matt

Spring 2020 Courses

Course Number Name Format Instructor
SPRING MAIN 1/22 - 5/11
MGMT704 Financial Management Hybrid Hannon, James
MGMT707 Operations Strategy Hybrid Pineault, Gerry
MGMT714 Principles of Project Management Hybrid Eyong, Peter
MGMT741 Marketing Research & Data Analytics Hybrid McGeough, Bob
MGMT745 Strategic Marketing Hybrid Plumb, Chelsey
MGMT751 Business Strategy Hybrid McKinnon, Bruce
MGMT763 Employee Learning & Development Hybrid Howard, Kim
MGMT765 Project, Program & Portfolio Management Hybrid Sawhney, Anil
MGMT767 Risk Management Hybrid Sawhney, Anil
MGMT798 Research Project Capstone   TBA
MGMT799 Internship Capstone   Aldrich, Nancy
SPRING 1: 1/22 - 3/10
MGMT702 Research Methods Online Obeng, Raymond
MGMT704 Financial Management Online Hannon, James
MGMT705 Organizational Theory Online Carvalho, Kathy
MGMT707 Operations Strategy Online Vergara, Judy
MGMT728 Human Resources Management Online Aldrich, Nancy
MGMT750 Ldrship & Ops in Casino & Resort Mgmt Online Tanuvia, Dina
MGMT758 Service Quality Management Online Buchin, Stanley
MGMT760 New Product Development Online Huetteman, Janet
MGMT769 Statatisitical Analysis for Decision Making Online Borden, Dan
SPRING 2: 3/23 - 5/11
MGMT700 Global Leadership Online Parry, Robin
MGMT703 Strategic Information Management Online Pineault, Gerry
MGMT731 Human Resource Law & Compliance Online Howard, Kim
MGMT740 Consumer Behavior Online Staskawicz, Cheryl
MGMT746 Digital Marketing Online Plumb, Chelsey
MGMT747 Event Management Operations Online Butt, Dianne
MGMT749 Ethical Theory & Management Online Carvalho, Kathy
MGMT752 Change Management Online Carvalho, Kathy
MGMT757 Hosp & Event Law, Ethics, & Risk Mgmt Online Mobar, Siddharth
MGMT766 PM Tools & Technology Online Sawhney, Anil
MGMT770 Managerial Economics Online Johansson, Tulin
MGMT773 Entrepreneurial Strat & Venture Creation Online McGeough, Bob

Admission Requirements

Candidates seeking admission to Lasell University's MS in Human Resources 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.

The program has two prerequisites:

  • Students must complete MGMT 702 prior to taking the Capstone.
  • Students are required to complete 27 credits prior to taking the Capstone.  However, this requirement can be waived depending on special circumstances (i.e. student gets an offer of an internship prior to completing the 27 credits)   Students must have a GPA of 3.0 in order to graduate.  They must complete at least 30 credits, including the capstone, at Lasell.

Admission Requirements Checklist:

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts of all college-level coursework*
  • Two professional letters of recommendation from either faculty or employers
  • A one page personal statement describing your goals, strengths and potential for achievement in graduate school
  • 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 University
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466

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