The MS in HRD is based on generalist preparation,emphasizing strategic planning, organizational development, statistics,business development and organizational training. The program is ideal for students pursuing jobs in corporate human resource departments or in human resource consulting organizations. The degree program offers students the flexibility to choose up to two elective courses from other graduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences such as Public Administration or Communication.
|Required Courses - Eight Courses
|HRD 8003 Financial Mangement for Profit||3|
|HRD 8006 Metrics||3|
|HRD 8010 Internship in Human Resources||3|
|HRD 8210 Workforce Planning||3|
|HRD 8319 Introduction to Human Resources||3|
|PSY 8475 Organizational Training||3|
|PSY 8875 Psychology of Organizational Change||3|
|HRD 8215 Employment Law||3|
|Three and one-credit elective courses|
|Students may take up to six 1-credit courses|
Final Examination Requirement:
Course Waiver Requests
*Total required credits can be reduced to 30 with the following approved waivers:
Attending Villanova for my master's degree (in HRD) was one of the best professional decisions I ever made.
I found the program rigorous and rewarding. The faculty offered current and comprehensive industry knowledge. The core curriculum was grounded in the business of human resources; the electives were varied and relevant. The course designs complemented the subject matter, and there was an appropriate balance of individual and group projects.
The support of both faculty and students contributed to my success in the program. I highly recommend the Villanova (HRD) Program.
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