MS in Human Resources Management

(Online)

The Master of Science in Human Resources Management program presents a complex set of skills and abilities designed to help the student understand how best to organize structure, position, technology, and human assets and to design a continuity strategy for a firm to maximize productivity, manage change, and achieve competitiveness and sustainability. The program’s courses offer a broad perspective of the complexity of today’s international company with its diversified labor force and manufacturing and service operations spread worldwide.

Note: Admission to the degree requires five years of professional experience, or Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) certification, as the program structure provides advance perspectives predicated on students’ basic knowledge of human resources management.

Prerequisites

All students must demonstrate proficiency in mathematical skills by taking the online ALEKS math tutorial. Boston University recognizes the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist® (CEBS®) designation as the equivalent of four graduate-level courses—individuals who hold the designation can enroll in the program and take eight courses for a total of 32 credits to graduate.

Degree Requirements for Individuals without CEBS® Designation

A total of 12 courses (48 credits) is required, as follows:

Core Courses

(seven courses/28 credits)

  • MET AD 632 Financial Concepts
  • MET AD 642 Project Management
  • MET AD 648 Ecommerce
  • MET AD 655 International Business, Economics, and Cultures
  • MET AD 715 Quantitative and Qualitative Decision-Making
  • MET AD 740 Planning and Operating New Ventures
  • MET AD 856 Market and Economic Research and Analysis

Specialization Courses

(four courses/16 credits)

  • MET AD 610 Enterprise Risk Management
  • MET AD 613 Enterprise Risk Planning and Compliance
  • MET AD 741 The Innovative Process: Developing New Products and Services
  • MET AD 743 Managing Employees, Professionals, and Teams

Elective Course

(one course/4 credits)

Select one additional administrative sciences course, with the approval of the online program coordinator.

Degree Requirements for Individuals with CEBS® Certification

(eight courses/32 credits)

  • MET AD 610 Enterprise Risk Management
  • MET AD 613 Enterprise Risk Planning and Compliance
  • MET AD 632 Financial Concepts
  • MET AD 648 Ecommerce
  • MET AD 655 International Business, Economics, and Cultures
  • MET AD 715 Quantitative and Qualitative Decision-Making
  • MET AD 741 The Innovation Process: Developing New Products and Services
  • MET AD 743 Managing Employees, Professionals, and Teams

Good Standing

No grade lower than B– may be applied toward degree, certificate, or diploma requirements. Students earning below a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) will be placed on academic probation status. Students on academic probation must make satisfactory progress toward achieving a minimum of 3.0 by the following semester, and must be in a position to graduate with a 3.0 or better within the remaining program courses. While grades of B or B– are considered passing, these grades will not assist in raising an unsatisfactory GPA to a satisfactory level. Therefore, students must obtain a minimum grade of B+ during a probation period.

Students who, in the determination of the department and based on past student performance, are not in a position to raise their GPA to the necessary level to graduate within the remaining courses, will be dismissed from the program. Students who have not removed themselves from academic probation status after one semester for full-time status or three courses for part-time status will be dismissed from the program.