Program Details

Program Features

This online HR program can be completed in only 12 months. It fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates—another designation that sets participants apart from the rest. Our experienced faculty, including many well-known scholars in the discipline and members of editorial boards of the most prestigious HR journals, also teach in this program.

FIU's College of Business is AACSB-accredited. AACSB-accredited schools (only 5% of business schools worldwide) have the highest quality faculty and relevant and challenging curriculum and provide educational and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools.

Students enrolled in the MSHRM program have access to Career Management Services:

  • Self-assessment tools that enhance continuing development, evaluation, and implementation of your career plans
  • Individual student advising
  • Résumé review
  • Interview preparation
  • Exposure to all Fortune 500 companies for job opportunities

What you’ll learn

Upon completion of the program, you 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 practice.
  • Recognize opportunities and understand how to implement activities that foster constructive organizational change through commitment, motivation, teamwork, wellness, safety and values.
  • Contrast international HR practices across various cultures and recognize necessary adjustments for cross-cultural differences.
  • Utilize technology in HR practice.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in written and oral communication, including presentation skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Discuss the role of HR as a partner in the corporate strategy formulation and implementation.
  • Critically analyze and form action plans to address HR operational issues and implement sound solutions.

Industry Statistics

Candidates with a certification or a master's degree – particularly those with a concentration in human resource management or an MBA – have the best job prospects. According to, in 2023, the median annual salary of human resource managers was $128,032. The employment of human resources managers is also expected to grow by 6% over the next 8 years, creating over 10,000 new positions by 2029. Therefore, professionals with advanced degrees and a solid background in human resource programs, policies, and employment law should have better job opportunities (Occupational Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Academic Experience in the MSHRM Program


Reaching the C Suite is not small feet. Jason Williams, a successful HR executive, was already a VP of HR when he enrolled in FIU's Master's in Human Resource Management. The program exposed him to different HR challenges, perspectives, and industries. All this wealth of knowledge prepared him for the next step in his career: Chief Human Resource Officer.