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SOM Offers New Master in Human Resource Development

  • Published: October 03, 2013

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SOM Offers New Master in Human Resource Development

In response to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (2011) projection that human resource employment in the Finger Lakes region will grow 22% by 2018, Nazareth College’s School of Management is expanding its program offerings to include a master of science in human resource development (M.S. in HRD) in spring of 2014.

The M.S. in HRD program is designed to bring theories and best practices into focus for those who serve, or wish to serve, in strategic HR roles as administrators of human resource development programs, training program directors, management development facilitators, organization development consultants, career development advisors or leadership coaches.

This program will attract individuals from a variety of backgrounds including:

  • HR generalists or HR specialists looking to expand their repertoire of skills
  • Corporate trainers
  • Human resource managers
  • Independent consultants
  • Career changers
  • Professionals with an academic background in psychology, sociology or communications

The program is flexible and fast. All classes are offered in the evening and throughout the calendar year. The M.S. in HRD consists of eleven courses that can be completed in two calendar years or longer to suit the student’s pace and timing. The program is also career focused – geared toward the professional who wishes to advance and/or change careers by helping organizations develop their human capital for a competitive advantage.

This program compliments the current master of science in human resource management program that the School of Management offers. Both programs build on the strengths of the School of Management faculty and the values of the school. The classes are designed for busy professionals, providing adult learners, with a collaborative, experientially-based environment in which to network and develop new skills.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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