SHIELDS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Master of Human Resource Management

Introduction

Earn a Respected MHRM Degree from Saint Francis University

The Shields School of Business Master of Human Resource Management program serves both the HR professionals established in their careers as well as those aspiring to enter the field. With courses offered 100% online, the MHRM degree is designed to accommodate the needs of working professionals and full-time students. 

 

 

Offered: Online

focus on the functional areas of HR in SHRM competencies
flexible delivery designed for busy professionals
taught by experienced practitioners
 The SFU LEARNING EXPERIENCE

MHRM the Saint Francis Way

Established in 1961, the Master’s in Human Resource Management program has earned the respect and admiration of employers and employees throughout Pennsylvania.  Graduates occupy positions at all levels of responsibility in both the private and public sectors. The award-winning faculty include accomplished practitioners and academics whose engaging teaching styles and relevant information make the learning experience rewarding.  

 

Why earn a master's degree in HR from SFU?

Flexibility.We know your schedule is filled with career, family, and life's demands. With our program you will complete your Masters in HR fully on-line!

 

Outstanding curriculum. You will focus on the functional areas of HR: the foundation of HRM; staffing, recruitment and retention; employment and labor law; compensation and benefits administration; performance management; and other areas identified by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

 

Practitioner-focused: Emphasizes the practical not just the theoretical, and studies real-world issues facing real-life HR professionals. Classes are taught by HR practitioners.

 

Dedicated Faculty.  While earning a Master of Human Resource Management you will receive video feedback regularly and are able to directly contact your professors anytime.  

 

Affordability. While you earn your Master of Human Resource Management Degree  you’ll qualify for significant tuition discounts.

 

CURRICULUM & COURSES

What You’ll Learn in the MHRM Program

This 30-credit graduate program (10 courses) leads to a Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) degree. The program prepares new and experienced HR practitioners to meet the changing expectations of HR in shaping policy and practice as strategic partners. The curriculum is based on the professional body of knowledge defined by the Human Resource Certification Institute(HRCI).

 

The curriculum is focused on students demonstrating these outcomes:

  • in-depth knowledge of the ethical value choices and responsibilities of businesses and business leaders to engage in ethical decision-making within a Franciscan context.
  • competencies in the following functional areas of HR; the foundation of HRM; staffing, recruitment, and retention; employment and labor law; compensation and benefits administration; performance management; and other content areas identified by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
  • skills in strategic analysis and integration of HR.
  • ability to communicate with relevant stakeholders at a proficient (or advanced level) by developing effective written communication skills, and effective oral communication and business presentation skills.
  • ability to effectively work with a team of colleagues on a project.
  • Graduate Entry
  • Learning Objectives
  • Paths:

    Program Type Description Course Catalog  Plan of Study

    Master's in Human Resource Management, MHRM

    30-credit graduate program (10 courses) 

    Course Catalog

    Plan of Study

    Post-Baccalaureate Certificate,

    Human Resource Management Practice

    Skill building 18-credit certificate

    Course Catalog

    Plan of Study

     

     

  • The MHRM degree curriculum is focused on accomplishing these five outcomes:

    • In the Spirit of Saint Francis in the Marketplace, students will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the ethical value choices and responsibilities of businesses and business leaders so that they will be able to engage in ethical decision making within a Franciscan context.
    • Students in the Master's in HR program will demonstrate competencies in the following functional areas of HR; the foundation of HRM; staffing, recruitment, and retention; employment and labor law; compensation and benefits administration; performance management; and other content areas identified by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
    • Students will display skills in strategic analysis and integration of HR.
    • Students will have the ability to communicate with relevant stakeholders at a proficient (or advanced level) by developing (a) effective written communication skills, and (b) effective oral communication and business presentation skills.
    • Students will develop the ability to effectively work with a team of colleagues on a project.
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ACCELERATED MHRM

Graduate business fast-track options for high-achievers

Our exclusive accelerated business B.S. to Master's degree programs provide an opportunity to earn both your bachelor's degree in on of our undergraduate majors, as well as you MHRM in as little as 4 years.

  • Degree path
  • Admission Standards
  • Accreditation
  • Degree Awarded:

    Successful graduates earn both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree. Or they may choose to enter the workforce after completing the accelerated undergraduate portion of the program with 9 graduate credits to put toward earning your MBA or MHRM later.


    CHOOSE YOUR MAJOR

    Accelerated Degree Options

    Degree  Description Catalog  Plan of Study

    Accelerated MBA/Accounting

     

    earn both an undergraduate accounting degree and an MBA in 4 years

    Course Catalog Plan of Study

    Accelerated MBA/Business Analytics

    For high achievers: earn both an undergraduate business analytics degree and an MBA in 4 years

    Course Catalog

    Plan of Study

    Accelerated MBA/Economics

     

    For high achievers: earn both an undergraduate economics degree and an MBA in 4 years

    Course Catalog

    Plan of Study

    Accelerated MBA/Finance

     

    for high achievers: earn both an undergraduate finance degree and an MBA in 4 years

    Course Catalog

    Plan of Study

    Accelerated MBA/Management

     

    For high achievers: earn both an undergraduate management degree and an MBA in 4 years

    Course Catalog

    Plan of Study

    Accelerated MHRM/Management

     

    For high achievers: earn both an undergraduate management degree and an MHRM in 4 years

    Course Catalog

    Plan of Study

    Accelerated MBA/Management Information Systems

     

    earn both an undergraduate MIS degree and an MBA in 4 years

    Course Catalog Plan of Study

    Accelerated MBA/Marketing

     

    earn both an undergraduate marketing degree and an MBA in 4 years

    Course Catalog Plan of Study
  • Exclusively for High Achievers:

    • the accelerated program has higher admission standards than other undergraduate business programs

    • open to qualified incoming freshman and transfer students who meet the following requirements: 

      • SAT score of 1150 or higher in critical reading and math or an ACT composite score of 22 or
        higher

      • GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale

  • Saint Francis University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas.

 

Saint Francis University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas.

 

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About MHRM and Saint Francis University

  • What are the admissions requirements for U.S. Residents?

    Applicant Requirements (U.S. Residents)

    All applicants will complete the process  fully online. 

    The following materials will be submitted:

     

    1. Completed application for admission -  MHRM Application Form
    2. A non-refundable application fee of $30, paid via credit card online
    3. Two (2) letters of professional recommendation -  MHRM Recommendation Form
    4. A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 is required. If a candidate's GPA is <3.0, he or she may be accepted on a provisional basis while taking up to nine (6) credits. The student must obtain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the six credits to be admitted to the program. If these requirements are not met the student will not be admitted to the program. 
    5. Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate course work completed by the applicant must be uploaded online.
  • What are the admissions requirements for international residents?

      Applicant Requirements (International Residents)

      All International applicants will complete the process fully online. The following materials will be submitted:

       

      1. Completed application for admission -  MHRM Application Form
      2. A non-refundable application fee of $30, paid via credit card online
      3. Two (2) letters of recommendation, written in English, one professional and one personal which include information about English proficiency. 
      4. Official undergraduate transcripts must be submitted, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. In addition, the transcripts must be submitted with certified English translations (if applicable). The independent credentialing report needs to be completed by a NACES-member organization, and WES is recommended.
      5. Applicant must complete Affidavit of Financial Support, International Clearance Form, and submit a copy of passport.
      6. Minimum testing requirements include:
        1. TOEFL Internet-based test score: 75-80; paper-based: 550; computer-based: 213
        2. IELTS band score: 6.5
        3. iTEP score: 4.0

      Note: International applicants who have received a baccalaureate or a graduate degree from a college/university/institution that English is the primary language of instruction are exempt from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement. Any applicant, who does not meet the English proficiency requirement, but, has a strong academic record, may be admitted to the University and will enroll in the University’s intensive English program, for appropriate course work, until suitable English proficiency is acquired. Upon acceptance to the Graduate Business Program, the international applicant must complete the I20 process through the University Admissions Office. 

    1. Who do I contact if I have questions about applying?

      We are happy to walk you through the application and answer any questions you may have along the way!

       

      Contact:

      Nicole M Bauman

      Director,
      Graduate Business Programs & HRM 
      814-472-3026 
      nbauman@francis.edu

      Fax: 814-472 -3369

       

    2. Does the MHRM at SFU align with SHRM’s Professional Competencies?

      Yes,  the curriculum is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management relative to its SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification program competencies. The course structure and content is based on the specific body of knowledge identified by the human resource certification program and is periodically recognized by SHRM at its national conference for having done so. 

    3. Do I need to have GMAT?GRE scores?

      No GMAT/GRE tests are required. Never.

    Experienced HR faculty who love to teach

    Our professors have real-world professional experience in their chosen fields and make it a priority to help students understand how various theoretical concepts apply to actual practice. Our MHRM classes are taught by HR practitioners.

     

    Program Director: Nicole Bauman, nbauman@francis.edu, 814-472-3026

     

    Career Outlook in Human Resource Management

    Established in 1961, the Master’s in Human Resource Management program has earned the respect and admiration of employers and employees throughout Pennsylvania. The program is offered in Loretto (since 1961) and Harrisburg (since 1971). Graduates occupy positions at all levels of responsibility in both the private and public sectors.