Human Resource Development MS
The Master of Science degree in Human Resource Development prepares students to influence and develop the human assets of an organization to positively impact organizational outcomes. HR is the function in charge of an organization's employees, which includes finding and hiring employees, helping them grow and learn in the organization, and managing the process when an employee leaves. Human Resources professionals take care of people from the time they're interested in the organization to long after they leave. Typical HR responsibilities are focused in major areas such as recruiting and staffing, compensation and benefits, training and learning, labor and employee relations, and organization development.
- Master of Science
- Approximately 48 students currently enrolled.
Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component
- Not required
Salary InformationCo-op: $13.92 $10.00 - $22.00
Student Skills & CapabilitiesThe program requires students to build competencies in effective employee and talent development practices as used by world-class organizations, outcome and evidence-based training and learning, instructional design and delivery, career development, and workforce development. The curriculum combines a competency-focused program with solid scholarship, writing, and analytical skills required of today’s human resource professional.
Nature of WorkHuman resources managers plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees.
Human resources managers typically do the following:
• Plan and coordinate an organization’s workforce to best use employees’ talents
• Link an organization’s management with its employees
• Administer employee services
• Advise managers on organizational policies, such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment
• Oversee an organization’s recruitment, interview, selection, and hiring processes
• Handle staffing issues, such as mediating disputes and directing disciplinary procedures
(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics O.O.H.)
Job OutlookEmployment of human resources managers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As new companies form and organizations expand their operations, they will need more human resources staff to oversee and administer their programs. Very strong competition can be expected for most positions. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics O.O.H.)
Job TitlesHuman Resources Manager, Recruitment Manager, Talent Acquisition Specialist, HR Analyst, Training Specialist, VP of Diversity and Inclusion, Payroll Supervisor, Operational Risk Officer, HR Consultant, Recruiter, Employee Relations Manager, Auditor. Recruiting Analyst, Staffing Specialist, Coordinator.
Selected Employer Hiring PartnersExcellus BC/BS, HR Works, The Bonadio Group, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, The Pike Company, Partner MD, Catholic Family Center, Lidestri Foods, ProCredit Bank, M&T Bank, Paychex, Burns Personnel, RIT, Coopervision, Sodaxo, St John Fisher College, Hilton.
Contact UsWe appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Lisa Monette, the career services coordinator who works with the Human Resource Development program. You can access information about services through our web site at https://www.rit.edu/careerservices.
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center . 57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY 14623-5603