M.S. Programs



The number of credits required to complete the M.S. program in Human Resource Management and Labor Relations has been reduced from 39 credits to 36 credits. This change will become effective starting in the fall semester of 2015.

Our Programs

Our Mission

The School of Management's graduate program leading to the Master of Science in Human Resources Management and Labor Relations mission is to prepare students to become successful Human Resource/Employee Relations leaders in a dynamic, interconnected, competitive global business environment by providing them with a high-quality, solution-oriented learning experience. The program is designed to meet the needs of current HR and employee relations professionals, those aspiring to these fields, and individuals who are engaged in workforce management. It provides a strong foundation in the knowledge and skills needed to lead the human resource and labor relations function. In addition to mastering these essentials, our students learn how to develop human resource strategies to sustain business growth in a global environment.

HR and Labor Relations as a Career Choice

Career opportunities for human resources and labor relations professionals are expected to grow in the coming decade, due to the continuing need to attract and retain highly skilled employees. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of human resource specialists in the workforce is expected to increase by 21% in this decade, a growth rate that is much higher than the average job growth of 14% for all occupations. Your NYIT degree will prepare you to work as a human resources executive or labor relations specialist in a business, government or academic setting. You may also choose to start your own consulting enterprise.


We have been educating HR and Labor Relations professionals in Long Island and the New York Metropolitan area for 30 years. Our M.S. program prepares students to develop human resource and labor relations strategies aligned with the business needs of the organization. Structured classroom experiences, team projects and presentations, along with informal discussions broaden students’ perspectives and prepare them for a career in the global workplace. Recent graduates of this program speak highly of the real-world focus of its classes which prepare students to deal with workplace challenges that they will encounter on the job, its success in developing professional competencies, challenging coursework, quality, and involvement of its faculty and small class sizes.

Alignment with the Society of Human Resource Management's HR Curriculum

Our M.S. program fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Throughout the world, 335 programs in 254 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines -- created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013 -- are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.

MS HRM/LR: Program Features and Learning Environment:

  • Oversight by a highly qualified faculty with strong support from professionals through the school's Center for Human Resource Studies;
  • A learning environment designed for the practicing professional and promising career aspirant. Through coursework, students learn to apply legal principles and organizational and behavioral science theories to practical human resource and labor relations problems. Case studies, simulations, research studies and field projects provide the opportunities to test and practice this new knowledge. Course materials reflect the most recent research findings, legal decisions, and current practices. Students often use their own organizations as field laboratories for applying, testing, modifying, and adapting new human resources management and labor relations practices.
  • Opportunities for students enhance their professional development through involvement in local affiliations of the Society for Human Resource Management, the Labor and Employment Relations Association, the American Society for Training and Development and through participation in educational seminars and conferences sponsored by the Center for Human Resource Studies throughout the academic year. The on-campus Student Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapter has won the SHRM Superior Merit Award repeatedly. It also won the SHRM Outstanding Merit Award in 2011-2012. Participation in the SHRM student chapter provides opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills and helps launch their professional career.
  • A limited number of graduate assistantships are usually available to students of superior academic ability or who demonstrate a potential for special contribution to the human resources management-labor relations field. In addition, the Center for Human Resource Studies assists qualified full-time students in locating internships with companies, labor unions and government agencies. With approval of the HRM department chair, an internship that meets departmental guidelines may be taken for credit.

For more information about the School of Management MS program in Human Resource Management and Labor Relations, please contact:

Dr. Maya Kroumova, Chairperson
Department of Human Resource Management Studies
Phone: 516.686.7722
E-Mail: mkroumov@nyit.edu

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