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Online Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Development

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Online Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Development

Increase your impact on your team

As one of the nation’s top 10 most affordable online M.S. in H.R. Management and Development programs, National Louis University helps you step up to an H.R. leadership position and stand up for employee satisfaction.*

Taught by experienced online instructors, this program provides the skills to hire, retain, and develop top talent. You’ll also explore key topics increasingly important to H.R., including managing in a global context, diversity and inclusion, principled leadership, H.R. technology, and corporate social responsibility.

*Bestschools.org, 2020

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Edge out the competition with top skills that will prepare you to:

  • Advance into a wide variety of leadership roles within the field of human resources
  • Build dynamic and diverse teams
  • Employ legal and ethical decision making
  • Manage performance to achieve results
  • Strategically plan and execute human resource initiatives
  • Prepare for professional certification exams from H.R. Certification Institute and SHRM in:
    • Associate Professional in Human Resources (aPHR)
    • Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
    • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)
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NLU offers 7 convenient start dates each year and it’s free to apply.

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Why choose NLU for your Online H.R. management master’s degree?

Finish in 20 months

Apply existing H.R. certifications toward your graduate degree and complete the program in less time.

SHRM-certified

The program aligns with the professional standards of the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Body of Competency and Knowledge.

Networking potential

You’ll complete this program with one group of classmates, helping you develop a professional network while gaining an understanding of the environments of other organizations.

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Get to know NLU:

Our focus has always been to help adult students improve their lives and the lives of their families through higher education. We’re proud to say that adult graduate students make up about 73% of the NLU student body.

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Earning an NLU Online H.R. master’s degree can help improve your career outlook

Potential H.R. careers

  • Compensation manager
  • Director of benefits
  • Director of labor-management relations
  • Director of training and development
  • Human resources generalist
  • Recruiter
  • Talent acquisition specialist/manager

National Average Salary

Human resources managers
$116,720
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

NLU really opened my eyes to broader human resources. It helped me to really trust people and to allow my career to lead my journey.

Janine Knight
M.S. in H.R. Management and Development


Courses include:


Control your schedule

Control your schedule

Get the flexibility you need as a working professional. View your online classes at any time during the week — you set the pace. NLU offers seven start dates per year so you can begin coursework (and graduate) faster.

Expand your professional network

Expand your professional network

Learning online does not mean learning alone. NLU helps you build a professional network with instructors and fellow online students through active discussion forums as well as project-based work (both group and individual).

Take engaging coursework

Take engaging coursework

You may be online, but you’re still part of the class. NLU’s online learning portal allows you to take a course live, or watch a recording whenever you’re ready. Coursework is delivered in multiple formats including written papers, video and slideshows with audio.


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Your success coach gives you one-on-one support

Every online student at NLU is paired with a dedicated success coach who helps in areas ranging from class projects to time management. As your biggest fan at NLU, your success coach can connect you with the resources and people you need to be successful.

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