Department of Management, Marketing & Public Administration

Human Resource Development (M.A.)

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Every workplace thrives when employees can effectively lead, manage and inspire others. Human Resource Development―a concept much broader than traditional personnel management―helps strengthen the skills that can propel individuals and organizations to the next level. From education and training to marketing and technology, a master’s degree in human resource development will prepare you to drive performance and innovation in any industry.
off-site degree optionOff-site degree option: University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland

The Human Resource Development (HRD) program combines behavioral sciences, management and adult learning to prepare professionals for top positions in their chosen fields. Interactive courses support the critical thinking process, offering a strategic approach to talent development and organizational performance. In this unique program, students become dynamic leaders able to:

  • Evaluate and resolve real-world business issues using cost effective alternatives
  • Identify performance gaps and improve productivity
  • Foster innovation and creativity amongst teams
  • Communicate and manage organizational change
  • Create programs that develop human capital

In addition to the master’s degree program, the Human Resource Development program also offers a certificate in Project Management to prepare students to function as project managers.