Program Overview Human Resource Development (MS)
In an era where technology and innovation drive business, the human element remains irreplaceable, making the field of Human Resources (HR) more vital than ever. Our Master of Science in Human Resource Development program is designed to equip you with the strategic skills needed to unlock new levels of organizational performance and elevate employee experience. From leadership development to talent growth, this program prepares you for the complexities of the modern HR landscape, including the challenges and opportunities presented by Generative AI. Take a transformative step in your career with a graduate degree in Human Resources, and become a leader capable of driving both employee well-being and organizational success.
Building on this foundation, our program is meticulously crafted to mold you into an effective HR leader, covering critical aspects such as learning and development, talent development, organization development, leadership development, and inclusion and diversity. Each component is designed to complement and enhance the other, ensuring a comprehensive understanding and application of HR practices in today's dynamic business environment. Embark on this journey to become a holistic HR professional, equipped with the knowledge and skills to drive meaningful change and contribute positively to the global workforce.
Our program stands out. It dives into topics not usually covered in regular Human Resource Management programs. You'll get to explore:
- The ins and outs of designing learning solutions.
- The art of creating robust talent and career development plans.
- Ways to boost performance on individual, team, and organization levels.
- The know-how to lead change in organizations.
- Tools and techniques for developing and coaching leaders.
- Steps to promote equity, inclusion, and belongingness in the workplace.
- Methods to check results and impact of HRD solutions.
- How to harness data-driven insights to make evidence-based decisions.
Barry's MS in Human Resource Development was ranked #7 in Human Resources degrees by Online Master’s Degrees.
Connect with an influential networkWe’ll introduce you to potential future colleagues and Barry business alumni to place you at an advantage in the job market.
Expand your career opportunitiesYou’ll advance your career by becoming a more fitting candidate for growing HR leadership positions.
Increase your salaryWhether you reach senior leadership or work as a consultant, your MSHRD will provide you with success and security, since HR Development managers typically earn a median salary of $116,720 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019).
Take your degree a step further and intensify your impactYour MSHRD serves as a solid foundation for the significant achievement of obtaining either an Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) or a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD). Most people with CPTDs are making a difference as managers and team leaders in for-profit companies.