Human Resource Management
Master of Science
- The human resource management degree at Nazareth College is the only graduate program of its type in the Rochester area.
- One of only two programs in upstate New York whose curriculum is approved by the Society for Human Resource Management as fully aligned with what HR graduate students should study.
- Its rigorous curriculum was designed and stays relevant through a close partnership with the Nazareth College School of Management’s Human Resource Advisory Council, 20 senior human resource executives from leading employers in the region.
- Enhance your ability to lead your organization in attracting, retaining, and developing its human capital in an increasingly turbulent environment.
- Benefit from small classes and flexibility: Choose on campus, online, or hybrid (part online, part on campus) classes.
- Learn to effectively oversee HR programs ranging from compensation and compliance to organizational development and learning.
- Learn to sustain productive work environments while balancing your employer’s strategic and economic priorities.
- Strong emphasis on peer learning and assignments that apply concepts to real applications ensure that you derive practical value for yourself and your organization.
- This program is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.
- Discounts for partners include National Human Resource Association (NHRA) members admitted to this program.
Program is Ideal For
- Human resource professionals who wish to advance in their careers and need a graduate degree to do so.
- Career changers with a strong desire to enter the challenging and rewarding field of human resource management.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects jobs for human resource managers to grow 13% by 2022 as new companies form and organizations expand their operations.
- Very strong competition can be expected for most positions; having a master’s degree in the field makes you stand out.
What to Expect
- Choose on campus, online, or hybrid (a blend of both) classes.
- Courses offered evenings and throughout the calendar year.
- Flexible, self-paced program. Complete the 11-course program in as little as 20 months, or choose a longer time frame.
- Learn from professors and peers, a diverse student population representing a range of organizations and sectors of the economy.
- Apply concepts to practical applications that create value for the professional and the organization. Learn to use interventions, change initiatives, learning needs assessment, individualized training, career planning, leadership development, and problem-solving engagement.
- Current information from both faculty and guest speakers from the Nazareth College School of Management Human Resources Advisory Council. Those senior human resources executives from leading Rochester employers also sponsor student internships.
- Option to include an elective course to prepare for Professional in Human Resource Certification or Senior Professional in Human Resource Certification.
Executive Lecture Series Speakers
In this popular elective course, you compare management and leadership styles as you hear from different successful executives. Guest speakers change each year. Speakers have included:
- Lou Applebaum, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Constellation Brands
- Daniel Edwards, President and CEO, Vision Automotive Group
- Kimberly Jones, President, Butler/Till
- Robert Duffy, President and CEO, Rochester Business Alliance
- Kevin Stickles, Vice President, Store Operations and Human Resources, Wegmans
- Michele Grazulis, Senior Vice President, Talent Management Acquisition, Rochester Regional Health Care System
- Fran Weisberg, President and CEO, United Way of Greater Rochester
- Sankar Sewnauth, President and CEO, CDS/Monarch
- Marisa Geitner, President and CEO, Heritage Christian Services
- William Hochul Jr, United States Attorney for the Western District of New York
- Robert J. Luken, SVP and CFO, Lighthouse Properties
Albert C. Cabral
Education: M.B.A. Syracuse University; M.S. in career human resource development from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Al has professional management and career development experience from past roles directing internships for the College, working as a career services advisor for Rochester Works. and serving on the board of the Rochester Career Mentoring Charter School.
Cabral has published and presented at the local and national levels on experiential learning, service learning, internships, and career decision making. He was instrumental in developing the Experiential Education Academy for the National Society for Experiential Education and remains a member of the Academy faculty. In 2010, Cabral received the Outstanding Faculty Advisor award from the National Academic Advisement Association.