Human Resources Management, MS

  • New York City
Associated College

Dual accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, an elite distinction shared by fewer than 2% of business schools in the world

Apply Theory to Practice with a MS in Human Resources Management

Today's changing business environment requires strategic management of the talent, skills, and knowledge of individuals within a company. With Lubin’s MS in Human Resources Management, apply what you learn in class to the resource challenges of organizations, demonstrating your capability to innovate and create value. The GMAT/GRE is not required for applicants with a minimum of three years of professional work experience in human resources.

What You Will Learn in this Program

  • Learn contemporary human resources theory
  • Practice analyzing functional areas
  • Integrate strategy with your organization's human resources

Add Opportunities and Experiences

The MS in Human Resources Management program prepares students for leadership roles within the field of human resources and across organizations. Educating students on the analysis, design, and evaluation of human resources systems and processes—and how those systems are integrated within business strategy—is critical to developing effective and successful human resources leaders.

The curriculum for a masters in human resources includes courses focused on organizational behavior, labor relations, and employment law. Students gain core human resources management skills: recruitment, compensation, assessment, and training. They also gain specialized skills to succeed in senior-level appointments: analysis of the strategic impact of staffing decisions, processes, retention, and staff-flow management. Theory and current best practices are taught so that students may identify sustainable, competitive advantages by adapting human resources strategies and practices to market fluctuations and shifting pressure from competitors.

Lubin's MS in Human Resources Management program, one of the few in the country to be housed in an AACSB-accredited business school, fully aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The guidelines are part of SHRM's academic initiative to define human resources education standards taught in university business schools and to help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.

"One of the reasons I came to Pace is because I wanted to get a job in human resources. And I came here, I worked hard, and I actually graduated at the top of my class. I said 'Now that I have this degree, I'm going to go out there and get an HR job.' And I did just that." —Nisha Lalchandani ’15, HR Manager, Hogarth Worldwide

Choose Your Career in HR

Career Options with a Masters Human Resources Management

  • Compensation and Benefits Director
  • Director of Industrial Behavior
  • Diversity Director
  • Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialist
  • Human Resources Director
  • Human Resources Generalist
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Training and Development Director

Where Pace Graduates are Employed

  • Amazon
  • Blue Apron
  • Insider
  • Itkowitz PLLC
  • JPMorgan & Chase
  • KPMG
  • Lyon Heart Communications Inc.
  • Madison Square Garden
  • New York Life Insurance Company
  • NYC Health + Hospitals
  • PepsiCo
  • ViacomCBS
  • Warner Music Group



median salary for human resources managers (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)


of Lubin's class of 2022 master's graduates are employed or continuing their education or service (Source: Pace University Career Services)


employment of human resources managers is expected to grow 7% from 2021–2031. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)