Executive Master's Degree in Human Resource Development

Developing Global Leaders

The Executive Master’s in Human Resource Development (ExHRD) is a unique experiential program that develops participants to lead strategy execution by leveraging learning and change from a global perspective. The program enables graduates to leverage learning and change theory, frameworks, tools and techniques that facilitate strategy execution. An integral component of the curriculum is immediate workplace application. Students are required to complete action research projects that relate to change and learning in a work setting. The action research projects start during the first semester and extend throughout the program resulting in a capstone presentation in the final semester.

Who Should Apply

The ExHRD program is designed for anyone responsible for learning and change regardless of academic or professional background. The program also partners with companies on customizing programs for mid and senior level leaders.

Accelerated One Year Format

Students begin the program in the fall and are enrolled for three semesters, one of which is a summer term. Courses are delivered via face-to-face and e-learning media. During the summer semester students will participate in a one-week cross-cultural international assignment.

Location

Offered through the University of Houston College Of Technology, the ExHRD program is based at the Sugar Land campus located at 14000 University Boulevard Sugar Land, TX 77479, east of Highway 59.

Sample of Courses

  • Organizational Learning and Performance - Application of behavioral science knowledge and practices to improve individual, group, and organizational effectiveness
  • Leadership Development - Application of leader theories, development of leadership competencies, and development of leadership interventions in global settings
  • Research in Human Resource Development - Application of research designs utilized in conducting research in human resource development
  • Designing Organizational Learning Interventions - Design and implementation of various organizational interventions to move an organization from a current to a desired state
  • Quantitative and Statistical Methods - Quantitative, and qualitative approaches to collecting and analyzing organizational data
  • Assessment and Evaluation in Human Resource Development - Performance evaluation concepts and models used in organizations
  • Global Human Resource Development - Application of models, and cross-cultural frameworks related to macro and micro global human resource development initiatives
  • Methods of Adult Learning - Application of adult learning principles in facilitating learning and change at the individual and group levels
  • Design and Management of E-Learning - Design and management of e-learning strategy and interventions in organizations
  • Foundations of Human Resource Development - A critical review of the economic, political, cultural and historical aspects of human resource development
  • Trends in Organizational Learning - Explores research and practices related to organization learning interventions

Admissions

Students are admitted on a rolling basis. To be considered for admission, in addition to submitting application items, an applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. Have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  2. Minimum of five years relevant full-time business or professional experience
  3. Endorsement from a senior level management.
  4. Letter of recommendation from an immediate supervisor
  5. Resume
  6. Complete an interview with ExHRD faculty members

Interested in learning more about the Executive HRD program? Have questions regarding the admission process? Join us for an information session.

Information Sessions

Information sessions for the Executive Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development are currently scheduled for January 30, February 27, March 27, April 24 and June 5, 2015 at the UH Main campus. To register, please select the link below; session location and directions will be emailed to you.

Register for an information session.