Pepperdine Launches New Master of Science in Human Resources

Program will be 19 months long and will launch in 2016

Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management has announced plans to launch a Master of Science in Human Resources Management.

The new program is designed for those who want to take on strategic leadership roles with a focus in human resources. To help students meet those goals the program will address emerging topics in human resources.

“The art of managing human capital is evolving as it now includes the ability to evaluate emerging trends and craft solutions that support business growth,” according to Mark Allen, a Pepperdine faculty member.

“The next generation of forward-thinking HR professionals needs to have an expanded portfolio of both technical and human skills so that they can become strategic business partners within their organizations."

The MS in Human Resources Management will be five trimesters long, taking 19 months to complete.

Although a curriculum list was not immediately available, the program will include courses on job design, compensation, talent and performance management, and HR-specific classes on strategy, law, analytics and digital-information platforms," according to a news release from the school.

The end goal of the program is to help students to strategically align their human resources skills with the goals of the overall business.

Courses will take place during the evening, and the program is set to launch in 2016.

Pepperdine - Graziadio also offers a range of MBA programs, including a two-year MBA and an accelerated one-year MBA. FIND MBA recently featured Pepperdine in its list of Top 10 One-Year MBA programs in the US.


Photo: "Pepperdine University Malibu Canyon Entrance Gate" by Wolffystyle / Creative Commons (cropped)

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