Executive MS in Human Resource Management


#WhyZicklin? Investment “I chose Zicklin because I realized that I could get a quality education without sacrificing my wallet," says Executive MS in Human Resource Management student Nia Collins ('23). "I also looked at the programs details and I realized that they have a lot of components that certain other schools didn't have.”

Take Your HR Career to the Next Level

Modern organizations realize that people are the key to sustainable business success and HR has evolved from a support function to a revenue driver. Today’s HR practitioners need to understand how business strategy ties into people strategy. The Zicklin Executive Master of Science in Human Resource Management (EMS HRM) is designed for HR professionals with a minimum of 3 years of business experience who are seeking to accelerate their careers.

The focus of the EMS HRM 30-credit curriculum is on state-of-the-art HR competencies required to succeed as an HR leader. In addition, students will acquire solid knowledge and practice in foundational principles relevant to daily HR practice, including negotiations, employee well-being, and labor issues.

The Executive MS in Human Resource Management program leads to the Master of Science degree.

Our program is academically aligned with the Body of Applied Skills & Knowledge (BASK) of the prestigious Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). This alignment assures students that the program prepares them with cutting-edge HR skills and knowledge. By enrolling in the Zicklin School of Business EMS HRM degree, students are taking an important step toward improving their job-relevant skills and working toward important professional certifications. Stephan Dilchert, academic director of the EMS HRM program, spoke with Zicklin News about the BASK designation.


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Program Highlights for Students Entering in the Fall 2024 Semester

Accelerated Length: 16 months (including an 8-week summer break)

Convenient Class Schedule: Monday and Wednesday evenings | 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm (starting in the Spring 2025 semester, classes will follow a Tuesday/Thursday evening schedule.)

Modern Curriculum: AACSB-accredited and SHRM-aligned program that prepares you to tackle emerging HR challenges such as big data, people analytics, digitization, and diversity.

Relevant Faculty: Learn from faculty who have both academic excellence and real-world experience

Professional Classmates: Move through the program alongside an experienced, diverse cohort of professionals with industry experience.

Unique Global Learning Experience: The program includes a study tour to an international location, providing an experiential learning opportunity with exposure to companies and organizations that will enhance your global business perspective (subject to CUNY travel guidance).

Advanced Networking Opportunities: With over 25 years of history, our program gives you exposure to executives in the classroom and at exclusive executive mentoring events.

All-Inclusive Cost: The $48,500 comprehensive program fee covers tuition for all courses in the program (30 credits), as well as all books and course materials, meals and refreshments on in-person class days, global learning experience, and much more!

Stephan Dilchert, PhD
Co-Academic Director and Associate Professor
Narendra Paul Loomba Department of Management
Zicklin School of Business

Naomi A. Gardberg, PhD
Co-Academic Director and Associate Professor
Narendra Paul Loomba Department of Management
Zicklin School of Business

“Our SHRM-aligned program helps you acquire traditional as well as cutting-edge skills, competencies, and credentials in Human Resource Management. Dive into essential trends like big data, digitization, and talent analytics through interactive discussions with expert professors and a cohort of seasoned professionals.”

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