Human Resources, M.H.R.


Requirements for admission to the program conform to the general regulations of The Graduate School and the accreditation standards of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB International). Applicants submit the Moore School of Business application and official transcript of their complete academic record. Students have the option of submitting GRE/GMAT scores to enhance their chance of being considered for admission, fellowships and graduate assistantships.

International applicants whose native language is not English are also required to submit a satisfactory score on the TOEFL or the IELTS International Academic Course Type 2 Exam. Otherwise-qualified candidates are required to achieve a TOEFL score of at least iBT of 100 or 600 paper-based or a score of at least 7.0 on the IELTS exam. The TOEFL is not required of international students who have a degree from an American college or university.

Please visit the Darla Moore School of Business website for admissions information.

Degree Requirements (45 Hours)

Human Resource Core Courses (27 Hours)

Students are required to complete 27 hours of HR core courses listed below. Selected courses may be substituted with special topics coursework (MGMT 590) based on approval of the Program Academic Director.

Course Title Credits
MGMT 701Human Resources and the Global Firm3
MGMT 719Management of Compensation3
MGMT 720Staffing3
MGMT 721Employment Relations Law3
MGMT 722Labor Relations3
MGMT 725Human Resource Metrics and Research3
MGMT 726Human Resource and Business Strategy3
MGMT 730Consulting and Organizational Development in MNCs3
MGMT 772Employee and Leadership Development3
Total Credit Hours27

Business Foundation Coursework (12 Hours)

Students are required to complete 12 hours of business foundation coursework. In order to ensure that students receive appropriate exposure to analytical and quantitative coursework, the 12 hours of coursework must be approved by the Academic Coordinator. Potential business foundation courses are the following:

Course Title Credits
ACCT 728Financial Accounting3
ACCT 729Managerial Accounting3
ECON 506Labor Economics and Labor Markets3
ECON 720Managerial Economics3
FINA 756Financial Statement Analysis3
FINA 760Financial Policies3
IBUS 700Survey of International Business3
MBAD 702Strategic Management3
MGMT 737Human Resources Experiential Project3
MGMT 750Finance for Human Resource Professionals3
MGSC 772Project Management3
MGSC 791Operations Management3
MGSC 796Information Systems3
MKTG 701Marketing Management3
MKTG 704Consumer Behavior3
MKTG 705Marketing Communications3

Internship or Practicum (6 Hours)

Students are required to complete MGMT 727, a six hour internship or practicum in the human resource field.

Professional Masters of Human Resources Track (Executive Master of Human Resources, E.M.H.R.)

Admission to this track generally follows the stated requirements for the MHR program. However, current employment, professional achievement and organizational responsibility are considered primary factors in the admissions process.

M.H.R. / J.D Electives Policy

Students in the Human Resources / Law M.H.R. / J.D. program may use up to 12 hours of employment-related law courses from the law school to fulfill requirements within the M.H.R. program.