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Inspiring Leaders. Driving Change

In today’s environment of rapid technological change and intense international competition, human resources is vital to the success of every organization. HR leaders are a key part of an organization’s decision-making process and work closely with upper management to determine long-term strategic goals that will benefit the company at all levels.

Established in 1983, the Master of Human Resources program at the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business is a national leader in human resources excellence. The program provides a strong business foundation, including how to manage and lead remote employees in the virtual workplace, supplemented by practical, real-world experience.

Why Choose the MHR?

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16-Month Program

You’ll start this short-term program in August and graduate the following December, saving both time and money while gaining substantial HR experience.

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Guaranteed Paid Internship

You’ll participate in a paid summer internship with a top company to further enhance your skill set prior to graduation.

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Nationally Ranked Faculty

The program is taught by faculty experts who are thought leaders in their fields. What’s more, upon entry you will be assigned a faculty mentor who will support you throughout your time in the program.

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Small Class Sizes

You’ll benefit from small class sizes and a tight-knit cohort of peers and faculty, only taking classes with your fellow MHR students.

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Professional and Executive Networking

You’ll have numerous opportunities to interact with executives at Fortune 500 companies as well as build an international network of MHR alumni.

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Transferability of Skills

You don’t need a business degree or HR experience to apply. Our program is highly versatile, meaning that you’ll be able to easily apply the skills you’ve gained from your undergraduate degree or previous work experience.

Where Can Your HR Degree Take You?

Point person in charge of all HR functions in an organization who:

  • Attracts and retains employees
  • Develops policies
  • Trains and develops employees
  • Manages conflict
  • Ensures ethical employment practices
  • Creates a culture where both the employees and the company can thrive
  • Compensation and Benefits: Design salary and benefit packages for employees
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Create an inclusive culture that leverages the diversity of each employee and helps the company thrive
  • Employee Relations: Manage the unexpected such as poor performance, sexual harassment or discrimination and serve as an employee mediator and advocate
  • HR Information Systems: Manage, track and apply data in an HRIS to impact business decisions
  • Industrial Relations: Act as a liaison between the company and labor unions to support the collective interests of employees and the company’s mission
  • International HR: Navigate the various challenges that exist when operating a global company and determine strategies for success
  • Management and Consulting: Utilize problem-solving and creative solutions to advise on best practices for an organization
  • Recruitment: Recruit top talent to drive future business success
  • Staffing: Match employee skill sets and preferences with the right job to improve efficiency and employee satisfaction
  • Training and Development: Determine the type of training necessary to enrich employees and better improve the company


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