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.
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:
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
School of Management