Emmanuel College’s Graduate Programs in Human Resource Management Offer Opportunities in High-Growth Field
March 14, 2012
The U.S. Department of Labor forecasts that job opportunities for managers and specialists in human resources, training and labor relations will grow by 22% through 2018. As the field of human resources continues to expand and to raise complex issues, a need exists for human resource (HR) managers capable of responding to ever-changing challenges. Emmanuel College, through its graduate programs in human resource management, guides professionals toward that next career-enhancing step to a dynamic HR position.
Emmanuel College's master's degree and graduate certificate in Human Resource Management, which are delivered in both face-to-face and online formats, provide the foundation to become a successful human resource professional. Graduate programs focus on: designing compensation and benefits plans, implementing re-organization efforts, developing training and employee communications initiatives, and serving as a strategic partner for productivity in the workplace. Emmanuel's faculty members are practitioner experts bringing experience from employers such as Verizon Wireless, Huron Consulting, Hewlett Packard, government agencies and many of the world's top medical centers.
"In class, students learn core HR competencies by analyzing real-world situations," said faculty member Julie DeCosta, SPHR, associate director of human resources at Verizon Wireless. "I appreciate their willingness to be open-minded and explore different ways of problem solving while learning and sharing in a rigorous academic environment."
Students choose to study at Emmanuel's Boston campus, located in the heart of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area, or fully online. Through an accelerated format, the college creates an interactive learning environment designed for adult learners. The face-to-face graduate certificate and master's degree in human resource management are delivered as seven-week graduate courses that meet just once per week, either weekday evenings or Saturdays, enabling students to fit academics into their professional and personal schedules. The online format is delivered as seven-week graduate courses in an asynchronous, instructor-led model.
"I found most valuable the interaction with other professionals in my graduate courses and the practical experience the faculty brought to the classroom," said student Katherine Scott, a human resource professional at biotechnology firm Tolerx in Cambridge, Mass. "That faculty interaction and networking supported my learning experience and enhanced all of the theoretical knowledge gained by reading and research. The effort is worth it in terms of the rewards of knowledge, perspective, new relationships, professional development and recognition for achieving an advanced degree."
"Emmanuel's HR program helped me to develop my strategic thinking skills and become a much more effective leader. I am amazed at how relevant the graduate courses are to my everyday work experiences," said student Kendra Todesco, who works in human resources at Keurig, Incorporated in Reading, Mass. "I was able to apply newly learned theories in organizational development to the redesign of Keurig, Incorporated's organizational structure, and I became the leader of change."
Emmanuel College invites you to an upcoming information session: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 ; Tuesday, July 10, 2012; or Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on our Boston campus at 400 The Fenway, Boston MA. Sessions take place in the Wilkens Science Center Room 103. Online webinars also available: Thursday June 7, 2012 or Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from 1:00-2:00 p.m.
For more information on Emmanuel College's graduate programs in human resource management or to register for a webinar or information session, click here. Currently accepting applications for May 2012 (application deadline is March 31, 2012) and September 2012 (application deadline is July 31, 2012).