Master of Human Resources Curriculum

An applied business program rooted in the liberal arts

The 40-hour, cohort-based Master of Human Resources program is designed for both experienced HR professionals—including trainers, recruiters, consultants, and analysts—as well as early career HR professionals. Cohorts move through the program in lockstep, meaning everyone on the full-time track takes the same courses during the semester.

Bottom line: At Rollins, you’ll develop the strategies for establishing relationships, analyzing problems, recommending solutions, and evaluating effectiveness that will uniquely prepare you for post-graduation success.

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Rollins’ MHR program is one of only 200 in the nation that adheres to curriculum approved by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). In addition to integrating business skills, HR principles, and timely HR issues, SHRM curriculum guidelines are supported by AACSB International, the accrediting body for business schools.

Program Structure

Students can complete the program in two or three years of study, with courses typically meeting one evening per week.

  • 6

    core courses

  • 4


  • 1

    internship (optional)

  • 1


Program Courses

In addition to the six required core courses, students select four electives focused on a variety of human resources areas, including performance management, learning and development, and succession planning.

  • Core Courses
    MHR 500: Strategic Human Resources Management
    MHR 510: Organizational Change and Development
    MHR 515: Recruitment, Selection, and Retention
    MHR 533: Employment and Labor Law
    MHR 538: HR Leadership
    MHR 540: Management Consulting
  • Electives
    MHR 501: International Human Resources Management
    MHR 505: Training and Development
    MHR 522: Organizational Behavior
    MHR 532: Succession Management
    MHR 542: Team Building
    MHR 543: Employee Relations
    MHR 544: Conflict Management
    MHR 545: Troubled Employees
    MHR 557: Compensation Management
    MHR 559: Performance Management
    MHR 590: Special Topic Course
    MHR 591: SHRM National Conference
    MHR 610: Managing the HR Department
    MHR 625: Emerging Issues in Human Resources Management
    MHR 640: SHRM Certification Prep Course
    MHR 670: Independent Research
    MHR 673: Independent Project
    MHR 675: Internship
    MHR 677: Thesis

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Learn by Doing

As part of the elective requirements, MHR students have the opportunity to attend the SHRM National Conference, join a student SHRM organization, pursue internships, and conduct independent research.

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