Human resource managers are a vital component of any company that employs people. From employee benefits, to hiring and retention, to health and safety, human resources staff are always needed to ensure that employee satisfaction and a healthy work environment happens.
With a master of science in human resource management from Lindenwood University-Belleville, you’ll gain the skills to advance your career as a leader in this exciting field.
Like many of our graduate students, you may already be a full-time employee, parent, spouse, or caretaker and wonder if you can add “full-time student” to your list of roles. At Lindenwood, going back to school doesn’t mean putting the rest of your life on hold. We understand your busy schedule and work with you one-on-one to meet your academic goals conveniently.
The master’s degree in human resource management is one of our accelerated degree programs, which means you can earn your degree in as little as 18 months by attending class only one night a week. Our unique cluster format for classes allows you to earn credits at a faster rate while still gaining relevant, in-depth knowledge from real professionals in the field. You will get the quality education to take your career to the next level without sacrificing important family and personal time!
Lindenwood University-Belleville Human Resource Management Faculty
Each of Lindenwood University-Belleville’s full-time human resource management faculty has the highest degree in their field, along with significant real world experience managing employees and working in corporations, small businesses, and non-profit organizations. Small class sizes give you a better learning experience, as well as personalized guidance from professors who care about you and want to see you succeed.
Earning a Master of Science in Human Resource Management at Lindenwood University-Belleville
As a graduate student in human resource management, you will develop a wide range of business skills that will help you not only as a leader in personnel management, but also as an well-rounded executive with a background in accounting, finance, and information systems. You will take classes in management and administrative theory, employee selection and retention, marketing, human resource economics, and implementing and managing diversity. The curriculum also includes real world applications as you review case studies and conduct your own company assessments, identifying problems and providing your recommended solutions.
What to do with a Graduate Degree in Human Resource Management
Graduates with their MS in human resource management often find careers as directors in major corporations, schools and universities, government and healthcare agencies, and any organization that maintains employees. In many cases, they are found in executive roles overseeing hiring practices, employee compensation and benefits, health and safety in the workplace, and staff training.
An advanced degree often leads to higher salaries and access to top-level management jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the job rate for human resource managers will grow faster than average at nine percent through 2024. Median annual salaries are also higher than average at $102,780.