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Graduate Bulletin

Human Resource Management, M.S.


Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadline:

Fall: June 1                                             [March 15 for international applicants]

Spring: September 30                           [August 1 for international applicants]

Completed applications are processed throughout the year as they are received. International students who miss the deadline are required to submit to Temple University an evaluation of their transcript by an approved educational evaluation firm.

APPLY ONLINE to this graduate program.

Letters of Reference:

Number Required: 2

From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from college/university faculty members familiar with academic competence and/or immediate work supervisor.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration:

Students should have an undergraduate business degree. Students that do not meet these qualifications may be advised to take general business courses as part of their elective sequence.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline:

A baccalaureate degree is required, but it need not be in a business discipline.

Statement of Goals:

The statement of goals in the application should include a description of the applicant's career accomplishments and the career path chosen and how an M.S. degree will further the applicant's goals. The statement of goals should be limited to 2 pages and should avoid generalizations.

Standardized Test Scores:

The GRE/GMAT is required. There is no minimum score. However, stronger scores weigh more favorably in the application process.

Minimum TOEFL score needed to be accepted: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, or 79 internet-based.


A resume is required.

Transfer Credit:

Upper-level graduate credits from an accredited graduate business program may be transferred into the M.B.A. program. The credits must be part of the required degree program at Temple University. To be transferred the grade must be a "B" or better. The Admissions Committee makes recommendations for transferring credits to the Chair of the Department. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 6.

Program Requirements
General Program Requirements:

Number of Didactic Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:

Prerequisite: STAT 5001

HRA Courses Required:

HRM 5051:  Human Resources Management Strategies

HRM 5052:  Ethical Decisions in Business

HRM 5053:  Effective Organizational Communication

HRM 5054:  Leadership

Choose five of the following HRA courses:

HRM 5111:  Organizational Communication and Information Management

HRM 5112:  Managing Productive Work Teams

HRM 5113:  Power, Influence, and Negotiation in Organizations

HRM 5114:  Building High-Performance Organizations

HRM 5115:  Best Practices in HR

HRM 5116:  Strategic Reward Systems

HRM 5117:  HR in a Dynamic Environment

HRM 5155:  Electronic Relationships at Work

HRM 5182:  Independent Study

Business Electives:

Choose three 5100-level Business Electives, not HRM, or complete other graduate courses with the approval of your advisor.


HRM 5125:  Strategic Challenges in Human Resources

Internship: No internship is required.

Language Examination: No language examination is required.

Culminating Events:

This program has no culminating events.

Program Contact Information:


Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

384 Speakman Hall
1810 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Department Contacts:


Natale Butto
Director of Graduate Admissions


Program Coordinator:

John McClendon


Graduate Chairperson:

John McClendon



Robert Bonner
Assistant Dean


About the Program

The Fox School of Business and Management offers M.S. programs through which students acquire in-depth knowledge of one business discipline. These programs are ideally suited for the business professional who wishes to develop advanced mastery of one business specialization. Our approach to graduate education helps develop practical expertise through case analyses and presentations, interaction with business practitioners, and team projects. The Fox School prepares students to step immediately into key management roles in highly specialized fields. The Fox School is the region's second largest business graduate school with over 1,300 students studying in 35 graduate business areas of concentration.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 6 years

Campus Location:

Center City, Fort Washington

The business foundation classes are offered at both campuses throughout the year. Upper-level courses are not offered at all campuses. Courses are also offered online.

Full-Time/Part-Time Status:

Students are able to complete the degree program through classes offered after 4:30 p.m. The program is designed as a part-time program.  Students wishing to study full-time should seek advise before enrollment.


Department Information:

Fox School of Business and Management

384 Speakman Hall

1810 North 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122




The Fox School of Business and Management is currently ranked in the top 75 business schools by Forbes and in the top 50 programs for our Executive M.B.A. The Fox School has also been ranked 14th for technology M.B.A. programs by Computerworld, and holds a specialty ranking of 26th in the nation for healthcare management programs. The Fox School has been recognized for research in numerous departments and is in the top 1% of citings of university research.


All Fox School of Business and Management graduate business programs are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Areas of Specialization:

To gain mastery, students complete a minimum of ten advanced level courses (500 level or above) beyond either the prerequisites or foundation curricula.

Job Placement:

Graduates of the Fox School of Business and Management obtain jobs in: Computer / Information Technology; Consulting; Pharmaceutical Industry; Consumer Products / Services; Energy / Utilities; Financial Services / Banking; Government; Healthcare; Industrial Products / Services; Manufacturing; Telecommunications; and Tourism / Transportation.


Research is supported by the Fox School of Business and Management's eBusiness Institute, the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Institute of Global Management Studies, the Institute for Healthcare Management, the Center for e-Marketing, the Ethics Resource Center, the Safeguard Scientifics Center for Economic Education, the Institute for Financial Services, and the Small Business Development Center. Research interests of the Fox School faculty are also supported by numerous centers and institutes throughout Temple University. The HRA faculty conduct research in: · Employee Work Attitudes and Behavior · Human Resource Management- eg. outsourcing, discipline, compensation, labor relations · Organizational Structure and Design * Organizational Communications.

Interdisciplinary Study:

Not applicable.

Study Abroad:

The Fox School of Business provides graduate level courses during the summer at its Rome, Italy campus.


Not applicable.

Non-Degree Student Policy:

Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above may take classes on a non-matriculated status. Non-matriculated students can take a maximum of 9 credit hours. Any additional courses require the student to be matriculated in a program.

Financing Opportunities

The Fox School has a limited number of scholarships for students with high academic and test scores. Scholarships are offered at the time of acceptance into the Fox School. The Fox School of Business and Management has a limited number of graduate externships for assignments in academic and administrative departments. Work assignments are generally administrative in nature and may include word and data processing. An externship provides up to 20 hours of service per week. Students are required to submit applications directly to the department in which they wish to be appointed.

Updated 5.18.07