In today’s increasingly complex world, business and organizational leaders must be innovative, adaptive, and global in both thought and action. In the rich, interdisciplinary field of human resource development, the focus is on improving learning and performance at the individual, group, and organizational level through several domains of practice, including:
The M.S. in Human Resource Development (HRD) is uniquely positioned at the intersection of business and education. Participants are immersed in Drexel’s distinctive blend of theory, practice, and problem-based action learning. Students are exposed to the best of today’s thought leadership and take away the tools and frameworks needed to drive learning, performance, and change in their own organizations.
Three concentrations are offered, guided by the increasing demand in these areas for strategic HRD leadership:
The program coursework, which can be completed online within two years, is a rigorous combination of cutting-edge theory and current workplace practice. The uniqueness of this program is its balance across strategic human resources, workplace learning and performance, and organization development and change. Students enroll in the MSHRD as a cohort at the Drexel University, taking courses together (ten core and three concentration courses) allowing for interaction and networking among peers and local leaders.
The program is also offered at Drexel University Sacramento in Sacramento, California in both on-site and executive study formats.
Drexel University’s Human Resource Development graduate programs are recognized as a member of The Academy of Human Resource Development: Program Excellence Network that includes 30 of the best HRD programs in the nation. Drexel University is ranked in the current U.S World News & Report’s list of the nation’s leading higher education institutions, and is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, one of the country’s most recognized accreditations in higher education.