Human Resource Management (MS) - Accelerated Online Program

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The Human Resource Management (MS) focuses on the practical workings of human resources. The goal of the program is to prepare the human resource leaders in an increasingly diverse and international workplace. Students will learn to develop a strategic staffing vision, shape corporate culture, and empower organizational change. The program is a 30-hour accelerated online program. Graduates of the program will have the skills to contribute to the missions of global companies, especially those that conduct business in Mexico and Latin America, a significant sector of the Rio Grande Valley local business environment.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the graduate program, prospective candidates must first meet all requirements for graduate admission to UTRGV, as well as the other requirements listed below:

  1. Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 semester credit hours. 
  2. GMAT Exam with a minimum score of 400 or the GRE test with minimum scores of 146 Verbal and 146 Quantitative
  3. Two letters of recommendation.
  4. Respond to five short answer questions to demonstrate writing competency and communication skills. 

A waiver of the GMAT requirement may be granted to applicants who show proof of one of the following:

  • Another graduate degree (masters or doctoral)
  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.25 in upper-division courses in the last 60 semester credit hours.
  • A waiver may be granted to those students who have more than four years of upper managerial experience in supervisory roles, control of budgets, and decision-making.

Application for admission must be submitted before the published deadline. The application is available at

Program Requirements

Required Courses - 30 Hours

MGMT 6330Organizational Behavior


MGMT 6331Human Resource Management


MGMT 6340Strategic Staffing


MGMT 6341Human Resource Analytics & Planning


MGMT 6342Employment Law and Human Resource Management


MGMT 6343Global Human Resource Management


MGMT 6344Total Compensation Systems Management


MGMT 6345Talent Development & Management


MGMT 6372Organizational Leadership and Change


MGMT 6390Strategic Management


Total Credit Hours: 30