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Program at a Glance

College of Business
U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges - Most Innovative 2024

The next available term for this program is Fall 2025.

The Professional Master of Science in Management, Human Resources Track is accredited by AACSB International.

The PMSM/HR curriculum is formally aligned with the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). It is designed for working professionals who aspire to become leaders in human resource management or general management. This 30-hour program provides an alternative to the MBA degree for students who desire specialized study in management and human resources and seek employment or career advancement in the areas of human resources, strategic planning, organizational effectiveness, staffing, compensation, and employee relations.

SHRM Certification

Students are eligible to apply for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam in their final year of study if they have a minimum of 500 hours of relevant experience. Students take a SHRM certification prep course during their final semester to prepare for taking the exam.

  • 20-month program offered in downtown Orlando
  • Limited class size, cohort program
  • Classes meet Monday and Wednesday evenings
  • Minimum two-year professional work experience requirement
  • Personal interview required for admission
  • Offered every other fall term

The innovative curriculum combines general management and strategic business classes with advanced coursework in management of human resources. It provides students with the latest business techniques and knowledge required to succeed in today's competitive marketplace. One main component of the program is a focus on developing practices and methods that align human resources activities with organizational strategies and provide students with the knowledge required to successfully anticipate, plan, and carry out changes.

Students with a wide variety of backgrounds, including those with degrees in business, education, hospitality, nursing, and psychology are encouraged to apply.

This program is a professional program with a market rate tuition and is considered a part-time program. The tuition is the same for Florida residents and nonresidents. Please visit for more information.

Total Credit Hours Required: 30 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Application Deadlines

July 1

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