Be a Leader Who Motivates and Inspires

Today’s modern workplace requires managers with a people-centric focus. According to a study of more than 2,000 employees, 47% of people looking for new jobs said “company culture” was the main reason (Hays). As an HRM professional you’ll lead the charge on developing employees and generating a positive working environment that people want to plant roots in.

The M.S. in Human Resource Management program at NSU is designed for working adults who seek career advancement in Human Resource and other essential departments like Labor Relations, Payroll, Recruiting, and Training and Development.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Human Resources Managers is growing at a rate faster than the national average for all occupations. With your master’s degree, you’ll have new opportunities to increase your salary and become a leader.   

In this program, you’ll gain a working knowledge of planning, organizing, and managing HRM systems including hands-on instruction for how to design and direct these systems. You’ll learn how to use analytics to implement strategies for different workplace scenarios and have the opportunity to analyze an aspect of your current organization’s efforts. You’ll also get to meet with HR executives across South Florida during select “Mentoring Mondays.”

The M.S. in Human Resource Management at NSU will give you the confidence you need to advocate for employees, improve processes, and accelerate your career.

“Teaching is not an isolated event during which one person speaks and the other listens. Teaching is most effective when both the teacher and the student are jointly involved in the discovering and learning processes.”

Bahaudin G. Mujtaba, D.B.A., SHRM-SCP, Professor of Management

Quick Facts


NSU’s H.R.M. program is 31 total credits to complete.

Start Dates

The M.S. in Human Resource Management is available to start in August, October, January, March, and May. 

Delivery Options

Classes for the Master of Science in Human Resource Management program are offered weeknights at NSU's Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus and online (asynchronously).


Tuition for the degree program is $1026 per credit hour. Discounted rates are available through our employer tuition program.

Application Deadline

Fall I: August 15
Fall II: October 1
Winter I: December 15
Winter II: March 1
Summer: May 1


The College of Business also offers an human resource management certificate program for non-degree seeking students. Learn more about obtaining an human resource management certificate.

Tuition Assistance for NSU Business Programs

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Employer Tuition Assistance Program

NSU Business partners with more than 135 local and national organizations to offer discounted employee tuition of up to 20% through our employer tuition program.
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NSU Alumni Tuition Discount

NSU alumni are eligible for a tuition award of 20% off any graduate degree or business certificate program. Alumni also receive an application fee waiver and access to a dedicated adviser to assist throughout the admission process.

Earning Potential

Compensation and Benefits Manager

$111,430 Average Salary Per Year

6% Projected Employment Growth

Training and Development Manager

$102,640 Average Salary Per Year

7% Projected Employment Growth

Human Resources Manager

$104,440 Average Salary Per Year

9% Projected Employment Growth

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Did You Know?

NSU is one of only three schools in Florida that offer an M.S. in Human Resource Management.

The M.S. in HRM program at NSU is certified by the Society of Human Resource Management.

The Online M.S. in HRM program at NSU is ranked as # 2 Best Online Master’s in Human Resources for 2022.

M.S. in Human Resource Management Curriculum

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Core Courses (31 credits)
MGT 5001
Developing Academic and Career Success (MGT 5001 / Credits: 1 )
MGT 5105
Managing Organizational Behavior in a Dynamic and Complex World (MGT 5105 / Credits: 3 )
HRM 5310
Managing Human Resources (HRM 5310 / Credits: 3 )
HRM 5320
Career Development (HRM 5320 / Credits: 3 )
HRM 5341
Human Resource Analytics (HRM 5341 / Credits: 3 )
HRM 5360
Human Resource Development (HRM 5360 / Credits: 3 )
HRM 5365
Talent Management (HRM 5365 / Credits: 3 )
HRM 5375
Managing Total Rewards (HRM 5375 / Credits: 3 )
HRM 5380
Employee Relations (HRM 5380 / Credits: 3 )
HRM 5390
Advanced Organizational Development (HRM 5390 / Credits: 3 )
Select one of the following two courses: ( )
HRM 5355
Strategic Human Resource Management (HRM 5355 / Credits: 3 )
MGT 5680
Master of Business Administration Internship (MGT 5680 / Credits: 3 )

* Course may be waived at the discretion of the department chair or designee. Waivers will only be considered when an equivalent course with a grade of C has been completed in the past 10 years.
** Waivers will only be considered when an equivalent course with a grade of B- has been completed in the past 5 years.

For a full list of all course descriptions, visit

Current students: Please consult your Academic Advisor for program requirements or access SharkLink for your Degree Works audit. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Advisor or Degree works audit can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

Are You Ready To Make A Difference?

What does success look like? For many, it’s living life on our own terms, becoming a business success so we can help others, or being at the top of our game to fulfill our dream. At NSU Business, it’s all of the above. We believe people, planet, and profit can be the triple bottom line, and that our grads will create businesses that do more than just succeed; they help others thrive, too.

Advance your career with our world-class business programs and our network of leaders, innovators, and change agents. Do your best and deliver what’s Best for Our World™.

“The degree from NSU helped me start my business from the ground up. I learned how to run a small organization – oversee sales, production, and marketing. I was able to grow and understand the different aspects of running a perfume line.”

Adeline Dorsainvil, M.S. in Human Resource Management Graduate

Master This Changing World and Fulfill Your Purpose

The world is changing more rapidly than ever and it’s not kind to those who settle for ordinary. Instead of chasing the paycheck, we say do it for the payoff. People, planet, then profit. That’s the triple bottom line. Do your best. Be your best. Because that’s how to be Best for Our World.™

Be an earth shaker. A risk taker. A barrier breaker. Be anything you want to be. As long as you become a Difference Maker.

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