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Master of Science in Human Resource Management

Commencement marks achievement of College of Business grads.

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Years of study, determination and hard work paid off for nearly 1,000 students in the College of Business at Florida International University (FIU) when they were awarded degrees at the Fall 2013 Commencement.

On Sunday evening, December 15, 2013, 596 students from the R. Kirk Landon Undergraduate School of Business were recognized at a commencement ceremony; 371 students from the Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Graduate School of Business were honored at a commencement on the morning of December 17. Ceremonies were conducted at the U.S. Century Bank Arena, located at FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus.


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Master of Science in Human Resource Management

Preparing you for a rewarding HR career in the forefront of building effective organizations.

The Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) program at the top-ranked Chapman Graduate School of Business in Miami, Florida, delivers a comprehensive curriculum to help you become the strategic link between your organization's workforce and its future success. As such, this one-year, accelerated, weekend HR management program focuses on the crucial skills you need to manage within an increasingly diverse and international workplace.

Our master’s in human resources is designed for both human resource professionals and qualified college graduates with an interest in human resource management.

Graduates of this high-quality, twelve-month HR management degree program are well prepared to address the wide spectrum of challenges facing senior HR practitioners in this era of global competitive pressure and increased regulation. It prepares them for exciting HR positions such as HR manager, international human resources consultant, organizational development and change strategist, employee development professional, compensation and benefits specialist, and staffing director.

Curriculum

As the highest quality graduate HR management program available to working professionals in the Miami and in South Florida, our Master of Science in Human Resource Management delivers an comprehensive education covering topics ranging from HR strategy, employee performance and development, benefits, work-life balance, EEOC issues, and diversity. You’ll gain the knowledge, skills and professional network you need to join, affect, and make a difference in your company’s success.

Wellness Management
Employment Law and Human Resource Management
High-Involvement Human Resource Management
International Human Resource Management
Labor Issues and Conflict Management
Human Resource Knowledge Management
Human Resource Management Metrics
Human Resource Strategy and Planning
Performance and Talent Management
Reward Systems Management
Staffing Organizations
Critical Thinking in Human Resource Management
Professional Development Seminars

Highlights

Our accelerated Master of Science in Human Resource Management from one of the best business schools in the nation—The Chapman Graduate School of Business in Florida International University’s College of Business Administration—emphasizes practical applications of theory through experiential exercises, case studies, and other engaging and active forms of applied learning.

In this weekend graduate HR management program, offered at FIU's west Miami Modesto A. Maidique Campus, you’ll learn what you need to know to play a crucial role in the strategy and success of any organization, including how to:

  • align HR strategy with the organization’s over all business strategy.
  • develop human resource policies and practices that add value and enhance your firm’s competitive advantage.
  • plan for organizational change in response to shifting business conditions.
  • address the unique cultural and other considerations encountered when managing a workforce in multinational organizations.

Unique Features

The value of a master’s degree in HR management is directly related to how well it prepares you to participate in strategic planning and decision making to build strong and competitive organizations.

At the Chapman Graduate School of Business in Miami, Florida, we know we have an exceptional weekend graduate HR management program because our student ratings are so consistently high in the most important areas: curriculum, faculty, learning environment, skills development, class camaraderie, and support services. As a student, you’ll appreciate:

  • The accelerated twelve-month course of study, with classes held on Saturdays.
  • An up-to-date curriculum that we continually adjust to reflect changes in the HR field.
  • The preparation to attain the Society for Human Resource Management’s PHR or SPHR certifications—the most valued credentials in the field.
  • Interaction and networking opportunities with a strong network of fellow students, many of whom already are HR professionals, many active alumni and with the program's advisory board of prominent, multinational HR executives.
  • Our experienced faculty, including many well-known scholars in the discipline and members of the editorial boards of the most prestigious HR journals.
  • The program grants students a one-year student membership to SHRM and funds qualifying students to take one PHR or SPHR certification exam.
  • Internship and project opportunities.

Additional benefits include:

  • Professional skills development in presentation, writing, and computing.
  • A dual degree option for students interested in obtaining International MBA or Flex MBA.
  • An advisory board of prominent HR executives.
  • Access to highly-rated Career Management Services.
  • A high level of personal service and support

Student Learning and Program Outcomes

At the Chapman Graduate School we care very deeply about how well we are accomplishing our mission, how our programs contribute to our overarching goals and how we assure that the institution conforms to specified industry and academic norms.  Consequently we are committed to measuring the effectiveness of our programs using a well defined Assurance of Learning process that ensures “accountability and transparency”. 


Student Learning Outcomes

In recent times there has been a preponderance of student learning-based models which emphasize that Faculty should model the learning process in consultation with all our stakeholders.   Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) detail what we aim for our students to know, what they can actually do, and what are their vocational attitudes.  These are:

  • LO1: Students should be able to independently develop and understand how to implement legally sustainable and ethical HR planning, recruitment, selection and retention processes; training programs; performance management and appraisal systems, feedback and disciplinary measures; implement compensation, benefit, and reward systems; and personnel policies and labor-management practices.
  • LO2: Recognize opportunities and understand how to implement activities that foster constructive organizational change through commitment, motivation, teamwork, wellness, safety, and values.
  • LO3: Contrast international HR practices across various cultures and recognize necessary adjustments for cross cultural differences.
  • LO4: Utilize technology in HR practice.
  • LO5: Demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication, including presentation skills and interpersonal skills.
  • LO6: Discuss the role of HR as a partner in the corporate strategy formulation and implementation.
  • LO7: Critically analyze and form action plans to address HR operational issues and implement sound solutions.


Program Outcomes

Given our mission, this program has defined the benefits to students as you gain new knowledge, increase your skills, change your values, and modify your behavior through the following program outcomes:

  • PO1: Graduating students are satisfied with program value and potential for career advancement.
  • PO2: The program will admit well qualified students who will successfully complete the program.
  • PO3: The curriculum is relevant, coherent, and improves skill development in human resource management.

    Curriculum will be reviewed and updated. 
    Feedback on the curriculum will come from several sources: 

    • Students
    • Advisory board
    • Faculty
    • Program review
  1. PO4: The program will provide quality instruction. 
  2. PO5: The program will provide quality advising, program administration, academic and student support services, and facilities.
  3. PO6: Maintain sufficient gross revenues to cover all program expenses and be self sustainable.
  4. PO7: Graduating students will see an increase in salary as a result of obtaining degree.

Calendar

The Chapman Graduate School of Business admits students to the Master of Science in Human Resource Management program in the spring and in the fall. An accelerated, weekend program, with classes held on Saturdays at FIU’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus, it offers a convenient schedule for working professionals.

  • Program requires 38 credit-hours of coursework.
  • Classes are held on Saturdays (full day) at Modesto A. Maidique Campus in four- hour blocks (8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.) with a one- hour lunch break from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Two courses are offered per eight week session, which is four classes per traditional semester.
  • Time to completion is 12 months.


Sample Schedule


Class time: 
AM: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM 
PM: 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  
Day of classes: Saturday
 

Fall A Term August 18-October 6
MAN 6297 Labor & Conflict Mgmt
MAN 6626 International HRM
   
Fall B Term October 18-December 13
MAN 6347 Performance Mgmt
MAN 6316 HRM Metrics
   
Spring A Term January 10-February 28
MAN 6385 HR Strategy
MAN 6403 Employment Law
   
Spring B Term March 7 -April 25
MAN 6365 Staffing Organization
MAN 6336 Rewards Systems Mgmt
   
Summer A Term May 2-June 20
MAN 6327 High Involment HRM
MAN 6157 Wellness Mgmt
   
Summer B Term June 27-August 15
MAN 6359 HR Knowledge Mgmt
MAN 6317 Critical Thinking

Professional Development Seminars

I.  Finance for HR Professionals (Mandatory)- Online Session

II. Career Services- One day seminar

OR

III. HR Internship- Must be completed by the second semester

* Dates provided are tentative and subject to change.

FAQs

What kind of undergraduate degree must I have to qualify for this program?
FIU requires you to have a four-year bachelor degree from an accredited university.

Do I include my certified transcripts with the application?
FIU requires that official transcripts are sent in directly by the college(s) or university (ies) you attend(ed). You cannot send in copies of these transcripts yourself.

If you are an alumnus (ae) of FIU, there is no need to have transcripts sent. If you attended a university outside the U.S. and the transcripts are not in English, they must be translated by a certified translator. The translation and an official copy of the transcripts must be submitted.

Can I waive the TOEFL/IELTS?
International students may waive the TOEFL exam only if they have earned a high school diploma, undergraduate or master's degree in a TOEFL-exempt country. Those who are not waived from the TOEFL requirement will need to score at least 550 on the paper-based, 213 on the computer-based, 80 on the internet-based test, or an equivalent score on a comparable examination. Please visit http://www.ets.org/toefl for more information. List of TOEFL exempt countries can be found on the following website: http://gradschool.fiu.edu/toefl-exempt-countries.shtml

For how many years are my test scores valid?  
GMAT scores - 5 years
GRE scores - 5 years
TOEFL scores - 2 years
Institutional TOEFL scores (FIU) - 1 year

How many students are there in a class?
The maximum number of students per class is 54.

Is a thesis required in the program?
No, there is no required thesis.

Do I need to complete an internship to graduate from the program?
No, if you decide not to complete an internship for credit while in the program you may take a one day Career Services Professional Development Seminar to meet the program requirements.

Can classes be waived if I took some MSHRM classes in another university?
Classes taken in another university program will not be waived since this is a 12-month, lock-step program. Courses from other programs also are not transferable.

Can I pursue two graduate degrees at the same time?
No. Unfortunately, you cannot pursue two degrees at the same time at FIU.

Can I prolong the MSHRM program for more than 12 months?
No, you cannot prolong the MSHRM for more than 12 months. Since it is a lock-step program, you must remain with your class throughout the entire sequence until the program is concluded.

What does the cost of the program include?
Tuition, meals on class days, SHRM Student Membership, Networking and other special events.

Are books covered in the program cost?
No, you are responsible for the book requirements for each class. All other material (Cases, PHR/SPHR prep material, handouts) will be provided by the program.

Can I apply for financial aid?
Yes. You can apply for financial aid online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ or pick up an application at any high school, college or university. For specific information regarding financial aid or to find out the status of your application please contact the Financial Aid Office for the College of Business at COBFA@fiu.edu.  The FIU's Financial Aid Office web site is located at http://finaid.fiu.edu/. It is advisable that you begin the process as soon as possible.

Is the MSHRM program full time?
Yes, students will be registered for a minimum of 12 credits each semester. As a full time student you will qualify for financial aid.

What is considered professional experience?
Professional experience is determined on a case-by-case basis using a resume, and any requested supporting documents. Our admissions committee evaluates an individual’s accomplishments, roles, and responsibilities to determine the total number of years of professional experience. We consider the individual's position responsibilities, managerial roles if applicable, core competencies exercised and longevity in each position. Internships are not considered when determining work experience. For our purposes, professional experience generally begins at the point of graduation.

What happens if my GPA is below 3.0 or I don’t meet the GMAT/GRE required score? Can I still apply?
If the applicant does not meet this criteria, he or she can still apply. University Graduate School provisions for a limited number of admissions for individuals who do not meet specified criteria. The Admissions Committee will evaluate the candidate files holistically reviewing all documents submitted (resume, working experience, letters of recommendation etc.) Admission under this provision remains on a competitive basis and admission into the program for the selected term cannot be guaranteed.

Can I still submit an application online if I don’t have all my application materials ready to submit?
Yes, please send supporting materials to the program via email or mail. Please include your Panther ID and date of application with your documents.

Are there any scholarships available?
Information about scholarships can be obtained from the following sources:

What is the PHR/SPHR certification?
The Professional or Senior Professional in Human Resources (PHR/SPHR) Certification is a prestigious, nationally recognized credential. Certification is administered by Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

Do I need to pass the PHR/SPHR to earn your degree?
No, this is credential that is not required for the program completion.

Does FIU offer on-campus housing?
Yes. For more information on on-campus housing options please visit http://www.housing.fiu.edu/

Meet our Faculty


 

Karl G. Kroeck Professor
Professor Department of Management & International Business
College of Business Administration
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 310
Miami, FL 33199
305-348-4221
kroeck@fiu.edu

 

Juan Sanchez
Professor
Professor
Knight Ridder Byron Harless Eminent Scholar Chair in Management
Department of Management & International Business
College of Business Administration
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 310
Miami, FL 33199
305-348-3307
sanchezj@fiu.edu

 

Carolina B. Gomez
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Department of Management & International Business
College of Business Administration
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 310
Miami, FL 33199
305-348-3269
gomezc@fiu.edu

 

Mary Ann Von Glinow
Professor
Professor
Knight Ridder Eminent Scholar Chair in International Management
Department of Management & International Business
College of Business Administration
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 310
Miami, FL 33199
305-348-4218
vonglino@fiu.edu

 

Nathan J. Hiller
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Department of Management & International Business
College of Business Administration
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 310
Miami, FL 33199
305-348-3299
hillern@fiu.edu

 

Kevin Brown
Adjunct
Department of Management & International Business
College of Business
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 331
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305-348-2791
Email: brownk@fiu.edu  

 

Marc Weinstein
Clinical Professor
Department of Management & International Business
Professor
College of Business
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 331
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305-348-2791
Email: weinstei@fiu.edu

 

Robert Soloff
Adjunct
Department of Management & International Business
College of Business
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 331
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305-348-2791
Email: soloffr@fiu.edu  

 

Angela L. Heavey
Assistant Professor
Department of Management & International Business
College of Business
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 331
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305-348-2791
Email: aheavey@fiu.edu

Online MSHRM Program

Consider the Master of Science in Human Resource Management if you prefer a fully online program.  Learn more at http://mshrmonline.fiu.edu/

Admissions

Application Process and Requirements

To apply for admission to the Chapman Graduate School of Business, applicants should submit the following to:

MSHRM Program
Florida International University
Chapman Graduate School of Business
Ryder Business Building, RB 310
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, Florida 33199

  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and/or universities. Transcripts must be sent directly to the MSHRM Program by all formerly attended institution(s) in a sealed university envelope.
  • Official proof of degree
    Copy of the original diploma is required if the degree is not posted on the official transcript(s).
  • Meet either one of the two:

    Achieve a minimum score of 500 on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), (alternatively, Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is also considered) and have earned a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) in undergraduate study. FIU university's code is: 5206. New GRE scoring scale:  http://gradschool.fiu.edu/gre-exam-scores.shtml

    Have a minimum of five years of professional (exempt) experience, of which at least two years are in the HR field and have earned a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) in undergraduate study and the Critical Thinking Exam, administered by FIU (waived GMAT or GRE score provided)

  • Resume.  A current resume of professional experiences.
  • Statement of purpose: A well-written statement describing your professional goals and reasons for pursuing a graduate degree at Florida International University.
  • Two letters of recommendation from employers, faculty or professional associates.
  • Proof of US residency/citizenship
International applicants and applicants who did not obtain a degree in the U.S. should submit all of the documents above and in addition, those listed below.
  • If official transcript(s) is not in English, a second copy of the transcript must be requested from previously attended institution(s) for translation by an official translation agency. The official translation as well as the requested official copy of the transcript(s) must be submitted.
  • Official TOEFL score (minimum score is 550 on the paper-based, 213 on the computer-based, or 80 on the internet based test) or official IELTS score (minimum score is 6.5). The official score must be sent directly by Educational Testing Service (ETS).  FIU’s university code is: 5206
  • Submit a completed and signed Declaration of Finances (DCF) form. Please note that the minimum amount in the DCF must be at least $58,000 for 2014-2015 academic year.
  • Bank letter has to reflect $58,000.

  • Sponsor letter (if applicable).

***Only those applicants who have submitted complete application packets will be considered. Meeting the minimum requirements is not a guarantee of admissions.

Application Deadlines

To begin in the Spring Term (January)
     
September 1   Last day for international students to submit a graduate application.
October 1   Last day for international students to submit all supporting academic credentials, appropriate test scores, and Declaration of Finances.
    Last day for US applicants to submit a graduate application and supporting credentials.
     
To begin in the Fall Term (August)
     
April 1   Last day for international students to submit a graduate application.
June 1   Last day for international students to submit all supporting academic credentials, appropriate test scores, and Declaration of Finances.
    Last day for US applicants to submit a graduate application and supporting credentials.

Tuition & Scholarships

Tuition

The cost of tuition for a Florida resident is approximately $30,000; $35,000 for non-Florida residents and international students. Once you are accepted into the program, you will be required to submit a $750 non-refundable residency fee, which will be applied toward the fees for the first semester in the program. All fees are subject to change.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

For more information please visit our Financial Aid page.


The MSHRM program has a limited number of partial scholarships available to most qualified students. These scholarships are merit based and they are usually awarded to student with the highest admission credentials.
 
For University Wide Scholarships click here.

Contact Us

For more information about the Master of Science in Human Resource Management program, please contact us via email at mshrm@fiu.edu or by phone at 305-348-5945.


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