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Human Resources, M.Sc.

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Manhattanville College’s Master of Human Resources Management and Organizational Effectiveness program trains students to become successful HR professionals. Employees are said to be an organization’s greatest asset and competitive advantage. It’s critical to attract, train, develop, and retain the best people.


In today’s global and complex markets, human resource professionals are taking a more strategic role than ever. Graduates of Manhattanville’s master’s program know how to communicate effectively, manage ethically, and bring strategic vision to a diverse workforce. They serve as the key link between an organization’s management and its employees.With courses offered in the evenings and on weekends, you can earn your master’s degree while still continuing to grow in your career.

Human Resources Management

By studying Human Resources Management, students prepare to become an HR business partner who manages a broad range of HR activities in an organizational setting. As part of this program, you’ll delve deep into total rewards, employee and labor relations, HR legal and regulatory environments, HR technologies, and more. Classes in HR management include Employee and Labor Relations and HR Technologies.

Organizational Effectiveness

By studying Organizational Effectiveness, students prepare to take on more focused consultative Human Resources roles in a corporation. You’ll gain an in-depth background in organizational learning and executive coaching, organizational assessment, analysis and change, human capital analytics, and analytical tools for decision making. Organizational Effectiveness classes include Human Capital Analytics and Analytical and Financial Tools For Decision Making.

Program Outcomes

Our Master of Science in HR Management and Organizational Effectiveness program is taught by the area’s leading practitioner faculty and industry partners. Graduates in this program have found careers in human resources as HR management advisors and as compensation administrators. View our testimonials to learn more about what makes our graduates so successful.

Named One of the Best HR Degree Programs

Manhattanville’s M.S. in Human Resource Development was named by College Choice as one of the best HR degree programs in the country in 2016. We were ranked based on criteria such as academic reputation, student retention, networking, internship opportunities, and more. Our location in the greater New York City area helps attract industry-leading faculty and makes it easier for students to find internships and career opportunities in Westchester and New York City.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
      • Strategic Talent Management 
      • Communicating Effectively 
      • Leading Effectively And Ethically 
      • Project Management 
      • Final Project 
      • Navigating The HR Legal And Regulatory Environment 
      • Employee And Labor Relations 
      • Total Rewards 
      • HR Technologies 

      Detailed Programme Facts

      English Language Requirements

      You only need to take one of these language tests:

      • Minimum required score:


        The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

      • Minimum required score:


        The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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      Academic Requirements

      You need the following GPA score:

      Required score: 3

      Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

      An earned undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.

      MSB will consider a slightly lower GPA with significant workplace history.

      Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

      •  On-Line Application: The School of Business on-line application
      •  Personal Essay: In a candid personal essay of 500-750 words, explain:
      • How and why did you decide to pursue this program
      • Why the selected academic program is good match for your future goals
      • What you as a candidate can bring to our classroom
      • What special skills, leadership abilities, volunteer or other life experience make you a good overall fit for the selected program?
      • Resume: Submit a current resume indicating educational and business experience.
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      StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

      • You are considered ineligible for admission
      • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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      Tuition Fee

      • International Applies to you

        915 USD/credit
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      • National Applies to you

        915 USD/credit
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      Living costs for Harrison

      • 2275 - 4960 USD/month
        Living Costs

      The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


      New York Residents may be eligible for free tuition through the Excelsior program. While not all students who qualify will receive this grant, this makes Manhattanville even more affordable for some students. Students must maintain a certain GPA, take at least 30 credits per year, and graduate in four years to remain eligible for the award. They are also required to live and work in New York state after graduation for as many years as they received the award. 

      StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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