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Online Master's Degree in Human Resource Management

Online Master's Degree

Why Choose New England College of Business?

New England College of Business has been educating successful finance and business professionals for over 100 years. Our online learning platform is ideal for today's busy working adult. We understand the need for access to high-quality online degrees and provide programs that are:


Lowest tuition among all private four-year colleges in New England (U.S. Department of Education College Affordability and Transparency Center, 2011-2017).


Courses are 100% online, allowing you to study anytime and anywhere.


Career-focused coursework is led by faculty with real-world experience.


Our degree programs are regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).


Our interactive online learning environment was recognized with a 2014 Gold Award for Best Practices (USDLA) and the ACHE Award for Creative Use of Technology, and our degree programs are consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report.

Master's in Human Resource Management Online

Change. Great organizations thrive on it because they recruit, hire, train and support the right people to turn change into opportunity — then opportunity into results.

That's the work of successful human resource professionals, and their voices are more important than ever to an organization's success. But to earn a seat at the table, HR practitioners need specialized, advanced knowledge of contemporary human resources and business issues.

Bre Seavey

“I loved the online format and the interaction that was in the coursework. My master’s degree really gave me the tools and skillset that I needed. It laid the groundwork to accomplish my career goals.”

Bre Seavey

What You Will Learn in the Online Master of Human Resource Management Program

This online business degree program content was designed to align with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM®) HRM competency model, which is recognized as the highest professional standard for the practice of human resources. Participants completing this program may have the added benefit of being better prepared for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR©) or the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR©) certification exams.

Our faculty is recognized for its subject-matter expertise and in-depth experience in human resources. They guide students pursuing a business degree online through a comprehensive human resource management curriculum including organizational change and stewardship, compensation, recruitment, labor relations, talent management and more. Graduates with a master’s in human resources will be prepared to:

  • Steer their career path into human resources or advance into higher-level HRM positions.
  • Evaluate HRM practices from the perspective of a change agent, business partner and executive-level manager.
  • Partner with business units to create and implement HRM strategies that lead to competitive advantages.
  • Examine and apply the sophisticated HRM management tools necessary for businesses to survive in the Knowledge Age.

For a complete list of courses, download the MHRM curriculum worksheet. You may also view full course descriptions here.

Is the Online Master of Human Resource Management Program Right for You?

The Master of Human Resource Management online program is designed for business professionals with at least four years of professional work experience and an earned bachelor's degree. The human resource management master's degree program will appeal to those who want to shift their career path into human resources as well as those who are currently employed in the human resource management field and require advanced skills to move into higher level management positions. It is also suitable for those seeking to become human resource management consultants and/or human resource management educators.

Nearly all of our students are working adults who recognize New England College of Business as a good fit for its convenience and flexibility. Sixty-three percent of them are employed at organizations which have a Corporate Partner relationship with New England College of Business.

Admissions Requirements

We accept admission applications for our online Master of Human Resource Management program throughout the year. Evaluation of each candidate's application is based on the following:

  • Online application for admission
  • Payment of $75 application fee (one-time, non-refundable)
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or foreign credential equivalent established by a third party evaluation agency
  • Official copies of all college/university-level transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) along with program and course descriptions if student is seeking to transfer credit
  • Essay (approximately one to two pages) describing how the Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) will help the student achieve long- and short-term personal and professional goals
  • Current resume (reflecting 4 years of work experience)
  • Required personal interview, generally conducted via telephone

Neither the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) nor the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are required. However, you can submit those scores to strengthen your admission application.

Students that do not already have foundational coursework in business may be conditionally accepted, subject to satisfactory completion of up to two prerequisite courses: Principles of Management and Graduate Studies Practicum.

Foreign language students must submit TOEFL or IELTS testing scores that meet the New England College of Business admissions requirements for admittance to Graduate Programs found in the Academic Catalog and Student Handbook.

For more information and detailed admissions requirements, consult the Academic Catalog and Student Handbook.

Which NECB program is right for you?

If you're considering taking the next step in your career by getting a degree, our Admissions Representatives are available to help you select the online degree program that best fits your needs. Just give us a call at 800-997-1673.

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You could save 25% on tuition if your employer is one of our Corporate Partners.