Combine your MS in HRM specialization with an MBA to build the workplace of the future.
This 75-credit dual degree MBA and MS in HRM program allows students to develop broad business acumen while also mastering the skills needed to be an strategic and effective HR partner. Earn two master's degrees and reduce the course load by 15 credits. Courses can be taken entirely online or a hybrid format. Take 42 credits from the MBA program and 33 credits in the MS in HRM program from UConn’s top ranked and AACSB accredited School of Business. Students leave the program as strategic thinkers and prepared to excel in HR leadership roles.
Students apply for the dual MBA and HRM degree program at any time as an HRM student. The MSHRM and MBA dual degree curriculum consists of 75 credits:
MSHRM Core Courses
MENT 5377 Human Resource Metrics and Talent Analytics
MENT 5401 Managing Risk in the Workplace
MENT 5639 Diversity and Inclusion
MENT 5650 Interpersonal Relations, Influence, and Ethical Leadership
MENT 5675 Business Acumen and Strategic Human Resource Management
MENT 5676 Human Capital and Workforce Capability Development
MENT 5680 Talent Management Through the Employee Lifecycle
MENT 5681 Human Capital and Teams
MENT 5805 Human Resource Management Capstone
BLAW 5220 Employment Law
MENT 5138 Managing Organizations
MENT 5223 Managing Innovation and Change
MENT 5250 Consultative Management for Business Function Professionals
MENT 5420 Employee and Labor Relations
MENT 5674 Negotiation Strategies
MENT 5678 Total Rewards and Performance Management
MSHRM Capstone Course
The final class in the MSHRM program is MENT 5805 Human Resource Management Capstone. Within the course, students work with their instructor to select a topic that demonstrates their ability to define, analyze, evaluate, and identify strategic solutions that address a major issue, problem, or opportunity within the field of Human Resources. The capstone project allows our students to integrate their academic learning with real-world experience by developing a comprehensive systemic analysis of a Human Resources business case. Students will outline the issue, identify possible risks, evaluate potential solutions, recommend a course of action, and outline next steps for implementing the resolution. For more information about the Capstone course, please contact our Program Director, Moira Rosek.
MBA Core Courses
ACCT 5121 Financial Accounting and Reporting
ACCT 5123 Cost Analysis and Control (ACCT 5121)
BADM 5103 Managerial Statistics and Spreadsheet Modeling
BLAW 5175 Business, Law, and Ethics in Modern Society
FNCE 5101 Financial Management (ACCT 5121 and BADM or OPIM 5103 or OPIM 5603)
FNCE 5151 Introduction to Economic Markets
MENT 5138 Managing Organizations
MENT 5650 Interpersonal Relations, Influence, and Ethical Leadership (MENT 5138)
MENT 5800 Strategy, Policy, and Planning (Capstone: open only to MBA students who have completed at least 42 credits including MENT 5138)
MKTG 5115 Marketing Management
OPIM 5110 Operations Management (BADM or OPIM 5103 or OPIM 5603)
OPIM 5185 Introduction to Data Analytics and Management Information Systems (BADM or OPIM 5103 or OPIM 5603)
How to Apply
Start your online application. You will need to create a username and password to access your online application during your application process, as well as to check the status of your application and your admissions decision.
The application fee is $75 and must be paid online with a credit card. There are no waivers, deferments, or refunds of application fees unless otherwise noted. Please see the Graduate School website for a complete list and instructions for applying for a waiver.
For all active duty, veterans, guardsmen and reservists, a fee waiver will be applied upon indicating your military service within your application.
After you have completed and submitted your online application, you will be able to check the status of your application, as well as access your admissions decision online. With the exception of uploading unofficial transcripts, it will not be possible to make any changes to your responses. Please contact us if you have any application updates after submission.
As part of the application process you will be asked to upload unofficial transcripts as well as essays and other documents. Documents are requested in PDF, DOC, or JPG formats. If you have difficulty uploading your documents please contact us for assistance.
MBA Course Format: Flexible Course Offerings
MBA courses are delivered in Hartford, Stamford, and Waterbury all year long and are generally offered evenings, weekends, and in both in-person and online formats.
Though the program is designed to accommodate working professionals and be taken on a part-time basis, individuals may take more than one or two courses during a semester. Ultimately, UConn MBA students move through the program at a pace that is comfortable for them. Some students finish the program in fewer than three years while others may take more time to complete it.
MSHRM Course Format: Cohort Community
The MSHRM program is delivered in a cohort-based format, with each class of students completing courses together in sequence. Nearly 90% of the course content is delivered asynchronously online, with live seminars occurring one Saturday per month. Saturday Seminars, which can be taken in-person or online, foster lively discussions, team projects, and case roundtables. The cohort format encourages collaboration, support, structure and professional networking that extends beyond the classroom. Courses are offered in consecutive 7-week increments and are taken one course at a time over an accelerated 20 month timeframe.
Who Should Apply
The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in developing both a broad knowledge of business as well as a deep understanding of the HR field. Work experience and/or internships are preferred, but not required for admission consideration. Professional experience raises the caliber of learning in the classroom through thoughtful and extensive team projects and discussions of real-world situations and solutions. While previous experience in the Human Resources field is not a requirement, it is also preferred. An MS in HRM builds upon the knowledge of those currently pursuing a UConn MBA.
Fees for the Program
The Graduate Program in Human Resource Management follows the School of Business graduate program fees, which are $1,050 per credit for 2022-23. The approximate cost of the MS in Human Resources Management degree in the 2022-23 academic year is $34,650 not including course materials.
The Graduate Programs in Human Resource Management are part of the Management Department in UConn’s School of Business. Our MSHRM team is based at the Graduate Business Learning Center at 100 Constitution Plaza in downtown Hartford. Both the Hybrid MSHRM and the Graduate Certificate in HRM are taught in a hybrid format on campus in Hartford, with each course including an online and an on-campus component. The Online MSHRM program is delivered 100% virtually, (In Res - what are we doing here?) and students can engage from anywhere in the country in a meaningful and comprehensive way.
Main Campus Location: Hartford Graduate Business Learning Center (GBLC)
Stamford Campus: 1 University Pl, Stamford, CT 06901
Waterbury Campus: 99 E Main St, Waterbury, CT 06702
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[The UConn HRM program] really is a place where you can draw unique insights and ideas based on other individuals’ experiences that you can leverage in your own problem solving and strategic planning.
– KAROLINA LAFLAMME, MSHRM Class of 2023