Master of Science Human Resource Management Online

Gain leading-edge competencies and expert understanding of complex human resource strategies and issues with this unique degree. Maximize your career versatility with an SHRM-aligned program.

Apply by: 1/4/22
Start class: 1/18/22

Program Overview

Stand out as a specialist with a UIS Online Master's in HR Management

Total Tuition $15,168*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

The online Master of Science Human Resource Management from the University of Illinois Springfield combines Society for Human Resource Management-aligned, experiential learning with a focus on today’s most critical HR issues, from globalization and employment law to benefits and labor relations.

Learn how to optimize technology and analytics to succeed in global, culturally diverse settings. Rigorous courses taught by supportive, top-tier faculty incorporate case studies, simulations and applied group projects. Culminating with an in-depth capstone project, this AACSB-accredited online program prepares you to pursue certifications by SHRM and HR Certification Institute.

Graduates of the online MS HR Management will:

  • Apply knowledge and key human resource management skills in the areas of employment law, staffing, and performance and compensation management
  • Articulate the strategic role of human resource management and labor relations in organizations
  • Develop professional writing and communication skills specific to recruitment, staffing, training, performance management and negotiation
  • Analyze organizational issues from a global human resource perspective, synthesize appropriate human resource solutions and evaluate results
  • Develop proficiency in HR data analytics and HR information systems
  • Apply knowledge and key human resource management skills in the areas of employment law, staffing, and performance and compensation management
  • Articulate the strategic role of human resource management and labor relations in organizations
  • Develop professional writing and communication skills specific to recruitment, staffing, training, performance management and negotiation
  • Analyze organizational issues from a global human resource perspective, synthesize appropriate human resource solutions and evaluate results
  • Develop proficiency in HR data analytics and HR information systems

Career opportunities:

  • Human Resource Manager/Specialist/Assistant
  • Training and Development Manager/Specialist
  • Compensation, Benefits and Job Analysis Manager/Specialist
  • Human Resource Consultant
  • Human Resource Information Systems Specialist
  • Human Resource Analyst
  • Human Resource Manager/Specialist/Assistant
  • Training and Development Manager/Specialist
  • Compensation, Benefits and Job Analysis Manager/Specialist
  • Human Resource Consultant
  • Human Resource Information Systems Specialist
  • Human Resource Analyst

Note: Students in the online MS are not eligible to participate in the GPSI/GA programs or to use University of Illinois Employee/Child of Employee Tuition Waivers.

Accreditation

The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

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UIS offers a variety of specialized MS programs. Check out all of our online MS concentrations.

Total Tuition $15,168*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation

The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

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Tuition

Discover our budget-friendly tuition

Earn a world-class education for less than you’d expect. Our pay-by-the-course tuition fits easily into your budget.

*Total cost is estimated at $1,516.80 per course based on a semester fee schedule

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $15,168*
Per Credit Hour $505.60
*Total cost is estimated at $1,516.80 per course based on a semester fee schedule

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $15,168*
Per Credit Hour $505.60

Calendar

Take note of these important dates

Designed for working professionals, UIS Online programs feature multiple start dates per year, so you can begin at the time that best fits your schedule and complete your degree quickly.

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 1/4/22
Next Class Start Date 1/18/22
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 2022-1st Half1/18/221/4/221/11/221/13/221/17/223/12/228 weeks
Spring 2022-2nd Half3/21/223/7/223/14/223/16/223/20/225/14/228 weeks
Summer 2022-1st Half6/6/225/23/225/30/226/1/226/5/227/30/228 weeks
Fall 2022-1st Half8/19/228/5/228/16/228/18/228 weeks

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 1/4/22
Next Class Start Date 1/18/22

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Admissions

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We’ve streamlined our admissions process to save you time and effort. Just follow these simple steps to apply.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts
  • No GMAT required

Applicants to the UIS Online MS HR Management must meet at least one of the following conditions for admission.

  • Master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university. No GMAT will be required.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.5 GPA or higher. No GMAT will be required.
  • Candidates with a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.0 – 2.49 GPA and a minimum of two years of substantial experience and responsibility in a field related to human resources and documented in a current resume will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Courses

Take a look at the MS HR Management courses

For the online MS HR Management program, you must complete 10 courses totaling 30 credit hours, including 15 credit hours of core courses and 15 credit hours of concentration courses. Students whose transcripts do not show completion of statistics will need to take an additional 3-credit-hour course, ECO 213: Statistics for Business and Economics, in the first semester.

Must take in the first semester
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers the use and misuse of statistics in decision-making as well as descriptive statistics, such as organizing and plotting data and finding statistical indicators such as mean, variance, skewness, quartiles, quantiles and percentiles. It also includes elementary probability rules and principles of counting, some discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling, point and interval estimation and hypothesis testing, the Chi-square distribution, an introduction to analysis of variance, and simple regression and correlation analysis.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines tools and techniques for data analysis to inform human resource management (HRM) decision-making. Conceptual models and statistical techniques for HRM data analytics will be applied to core HRM areas including workforce recruitment, selection, training, employee engagement, performance management, and interventions for evidence-based HR strategies. Requires a undergraduate level statistics course. ECO 213 (Statistics for Business and Economics – 3 hrs) or an equivalent.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines key human resource concepts and tools that enhance organizational performance. Topics covered include performance management, employee training and development, employee and labor relations, managing diverse organizations, total compensation, and risk management.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines organizational and interpersonal applications of power at macro and micro levels. In power simulations, students will experience power opportunities of various system positions. The role of individual differences and interpersonal dynamics are examined. Students will also learn to give and receive feedback on power issues focused on self, team and organizational systems.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Beginning with a strategic overview of the organization, this course will use concepts and tools involving organizational analysis, job analysis, workforce planning, recruitment strategies and selection techniques to effectively acquire and develop talent. Employment law within the legal and social context of the organization and organizational entry transition issues will also be examined.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Beginning with the process of aligning human resource and business strategies, this course considers the overall design of the human resource management infrastructure to enable optimal employee performance relative to the strategic goals of the organization. Topics considered include globalization, outsourcing, change management, leadership, team building, and communication skills. Consideration will also be given to differences in HRM strategy related to the size and life cycle of the organization.
Select 5 courses from below
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Advanced study in specific topics, to be announced when offered. Course Information: May be repeated if topics vary.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Exploration of total compensation in support of organizational strategy. Evaluation of components of compensation & benefit systems with respect to how they influence employee behavior. Examines different philosophies of motivation and valuation of human capital. Prerequisites: MGT 431 or BUS 551 or equivalent.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course explores culture, sourcing HR for global markets, international training and development, compensation and benefits across countries, international organizations and their structures, international assignment management, and the legal and regulatory considerations faced by global organizations.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Philosophy and practice of labor arbitration in the unionized private and public sectors. Students develop skills in arbitration practices, decision making, negotiation, rules and procedures, selection of arbitrators, and presentation of cases in a simulated arbitration proceeding. Students also learn alternative methods of settling disputes, including conciliation and mediation, and understanding processes of when and how to use alternative techniques.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examination of HR information concepts, systems, technologies and practices in organizations, including systems security, privacy and legal implications. Students will apply HR systems for performance management, compensation/benefits, planning/recruiting, employment relations, talent management and enterprise computing needs. Needs analysis, selection, evaluation and implementation to choose an appropriate solution will also be examined.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Development and nature of employee organizations, collective bargaining and public policies on labor relations in the public sector –federal, state, and local. Analysis of contemporary bargaining relations, procedures, problems and consequences.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Operations management concerns the production and delivery of goods and services. This course focuses on those business processes, procedures and strategies used to transform various inputs into finished goods and services. Focus is on both understanding how the provision of goods is organized and managed and recognizing potential areas of improvement in the management or production of goods and services. Also of major study will be how operations management interfaces with other functional areas and the various issues and problems that traditionally arise in the field of operations management, including those related to technology, globalization and ethics.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examination of impacts of individuals, groups, and structural attributes on behavior within organizations.
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