Dec 05, 2019  
2019-20 Hamilton Holt Graduate 
    
2019-20 Hamilton Holt Graduate

Human Resources, M.H.R.


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Donald P. Rogers, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR, Director

The Master of Human Resources (MHR) is an interdisciplinary program designed for people who are serious about career advancement. The primary purpose of this program is to prepare talented people to be Human Resource (HR) leaders, managers, and professionals who add significant value to their organizations and communities.

Most of the students in this program are experienced HR professionals (trainers, recruiters, consultants, or analysts), HR managers, or directors of HR. Some are experienced managers looking to strengthen their people management competencies. Others are early career professionals looking for entry-level positions in HR.

As a result, the program is designed for people who want the insights, knowledge, skills, and experiences to help them improve current job performance, prepare for new positions, advance their careers, increase their marketability, and develop a strategic-level perspective on HR issues and challenges.

The MHR program is affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA), and the University Council on Industrial Relations and Human Resource Programs (UCIRHRP).

Program of Study


The MHR is a 10-course, 40-semester-hour professional human resources management degree. All students complete six core (required) courses. Students select the four remaining courses from a list of electives.

Students begin the program as a group in the fall term each year and proceed through the core courses together. This cohort feature allows for the development of a community of learners who come together and support one another in pursuit of their academic goals. Once students have been accepted into the program, however, they may take elective courses as degree-seeking students during any term prior to the fall term. Courses are offered evenings and weekends during the fall, spring, and summer terms. A mixture of Rollins College faculty and Central Florida Human Resource professionals teach the courses.

Two-Year Option:


By taking two courses per term for five terms, students will complete the program in two years. Unless an exception is granted, core courses should be taken in sequence.

Year One


Year Two


Summer

  • MHR Elective Credit(s): 4
  • MHR Elective Credit(s): 4
Fall

Spring

Three-Year Option:


By taking two courses per term for two terms and one course per term for six terms, students will complete the program in three years. Unless an exception is granted, core courses should be taken in sequence.

Year One


Year Two


Summer

  • MHR Elective Credit(s): 4
Fall

Year Three


Summer

  • MHR Elective Credit(s): 4
Fall

  • MHR Elective Credit(s): 4
Spring

  • MHR Elective Credit(s): 4

One-Year Option:


Intended for International Students. By taking three to four courses per term for three terms, students will complete the program in one year. Unless an exception is granted, core courses should be taken in sequence.

Summer


  • MHR Elective Credit(s): 4
  • MHR Elective Credit(s): 4

The Curriculum


The curriculum is designed to provide a broad, generalist approach to core areas of human resource management and opportunities to explore areas of specific interest. Some key features of the curriculum are:

  • Emphasis on HR processes critical to developing distinctive competencies, competitive advantages, and organizational effectiveness.
  • Emphasis on developing management, leadership, professionalism, personal effectiveness, critical analysis, problem solving, teamwork, professional writing, and presentation skills.
  • Emphasis on providing knowledge students can use and apply immediately on the job.
  • Emphasis on balancing of theory and application in EVERY course.
  • Fewer, longer, deeper core courses with more credit hours allowing coverage of the key HR processes with greater sophistication.
  • Diverse elective courses allowing students to pursue areas of interest with a balance of depth and breadth.

Curriculum Requirements


The curriculum includes 24 hours of required courses and 16 hours of electives.

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