Dec 14, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
2019-2020 General Catalog

Master of Human Resources (MHR)

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Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

Department of Management


The Master of Human Resources degree prepares students for professional careers in Human Resource Management. The program is competency based and prepares students to take a strategic role assisting organizations in attracting, retaining, developing, and mobilizing human talent at all levels. Students receive training in talent acquisition and retention, employment law, applied HR research, team and interpersonal effectiveness, training and organizational development, total rewards and employee performance, employee relations and the labor movement, international human resource management, leadership and operational excellence, applied human resource analytics, project management. human resource policy and strategy, and negotiation and mediation. Students are also required to demonstrate proficiency in the required business acumen. In addition, students in the full-time campus program complete a 3 month internship and an international experience.  A streamlined program is also available allowing students to sequentially complete both the MHR and an MBA in 2 years. 

Admission Requirements

See Admission Procedures . Students from any accredited undergraduate major are invited to apply. Students are required to submit scores on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Applicants are expected to have strong written and oral communication skills.

Students are expected to be admitted to the program as matriculated students before taking coursework leading to the degree.

Western Regional Graduate Program

The progam's designation as a Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) means that residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming are eligible for in-state tuition.  

Degree Requirements

Students are responsible for meeting requirements as outlined below. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of all requirements and to initiate the resolution of apparent inconsistencies.

The typical degree option is Plan C which includes coursework to meet the degree requirements.

The Master of Human Resources degree requires a minimum of 33 to 43.5 credits, depending upon the undergraduate preparation of the student. Students entering the program without an undergraduate business degree will be required to complete a minimum of 9 credits in business acumen, including FIN 3400 , ACCT 2010 , ACCT 2020 , and MSLE 3500 , or their equivalents. Students with an undergraduate degree from an AACSB-International accredited business school will generally not be required to take the business acumen.

Beyond the business acumen, students generally complete the following courses: MGT 6100 , MGT 6250, MGT 6320 , MGT 6330 , MGT 6500 MGT 6550 , MGT 6630 , ​MGT 6675 MGT 6680 , MGT 6690 , MGT 6760 , MGT 6870 , and MSLE 6890 , Completion of  MGT 6250  (Graduate Internship) is optional for students in the Executive Program. It is required for the on-campus program. Students generally complete the MHR program on a cohort basis, and are expected to complete the program of study as scheduled for their cohort. Any adjustments must be approved by the MHR porgam steering committee.

Additional information about the Masters of Human Resources degree may be obtained by contacting the Department of Management or by visiting

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