Human Resource Management Program
HRM Quick Links
- What is HRM?
- When do Classes Meet?
- What do I gain from a HRM Degree?
- Who Hires our Graduates?
- What Courses Will I Take?
- Society of Human Resource Management
- View HRM Master's Graduate Handbook
What is HRM?
The Human Resource Management (HRM) Master of Science (MS) program is one of the premier HRM programs in the southeast United States. The 33 credit hour HRM MS degree curriculum was one of the first HRM programs to be recognized by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) as aligning with the recommended knowledge and skills needed for successful HR practice and certification.
Admissions are during Fall and Spring semesters. We offer both full-time or part-time enrollment. Our program is designed with the working professional in mind. Internships are available and are required for students without prior HRM experience. Our graduates receive full access to job placement services through the university. Our faculty are distinguished researchers and leaders within their respective professional academies such as the: Academy of Management, Southern Management Association, Academy of Human Resource Development, The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Society of Human Resource Management.
How do I Apply?
To apply for the HRM Master's Program, please apply to the Graduate School (http://graduateadmissions.utk.edu).
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When do Classes Meet?
This HRM Program is delivered in an evening format for part-time and full time working professionals. In an effort to better prepare our students to work as HR practitioners and to secure a strategic function within organizations, this program emphasizes core business skills along with specialized knowledge in HRM. Success in the HR field requires the application of business fundamentals, analytic techniques, and management skills within the specific context of HRM. The objective of this degree program is to prepare students to work in HRM positions and undertake key leadership roles in the field of HRM.Back to Top
What do I gain from a HRM Degree?
Our curriculum is specifically designed to equip our students with strategic HRM leadership skills. Students receive academic preparation that will enable them to:
- Design, implement, improve HRM systems that recruit, select, place, develop, and reward an organization's most important asset-People.
- Assess, measure, and evaluate the return on investment of HR programs and policies for strategic decision making in organizations.
- Create competitive advantage through an integrated HRM system that strategically links people with performance in order to drive organizational profits.
- Implement HRM interventions that promote high performance work systems.
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Who Hires Our Graduates?
Our HRM graduates enjoy exciting and meaningful careers. HRM program interns and graduates receive job offers in major corporations that include both profit and non-profit organizations like: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), DENSO, Eastman Chemical, Kimberly Clark, Panasonic, MasterCraft, Brunswick, Ed Financial, Scripps, CUPA-HR, Wakefield Corporation, Carework, USI Consulting, Department of Energy, Liberty Mutual, Knoxville Zoo, UT Medical, Clayton Bank, John Deere, UPS, Ruby Tuesday, Pfizer, Walmart, Covenant Health, Regal Cinemas, Kraft Foods, Jewelry Television, and HGTV.Back to Top
What Courses Will I Take?
The HRM MS degree is 33 credit hours and includes the following courses:
- Foundations of HRM (MGT 521)
- Employment Law & Labor Relations (HRM 530)
- Applied Training & Development (HRM 535)
- Staffing (HRM 540)
- Compensation & Benefits (HRM 545)
- Organizational Behavior & Development (MGT 550, formerly MGT 545)
- Survey of Statistical Methods (STATS 531)
- Strategic HRM (HRM 555)
- Special Topics in Managerial Issues (MGT 595, 2 classes or 6 hrs)
- Problems in Lieu of Thesis (HRM 503) or Internships (HRM 592)
- Students without a business degree may be required to complete courses in business functions, accounting, economics, finance, and management
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Knoxville, TN 37996-0545