Academic Year

MHRM courses are offered in two formats: 14-week semester courses (typically 3 credit hours per course) or 7-week session courses (typically 1.5 credit hours per course). There are two 7-week sessions in each 14-week semester.

In addition to required coursework, MHRM students are required to take at least 3 elective credit hours, to be completed at any point in the program. Typically, full-time students do not take more than 12 credit hours in any semester (required core + 1 elective course). Students taking less than 8 credit hours are considered part-time by the Graduate School.

MHRM Curriculum Guides (2017 - 2018):

 

Elective Credits

In addition to required coursework, MHRM students are required to take a minimum of 3 elective credit hours, to be completed at any point in the program.

Electives may be graduate level BUSMHR courses, independent study, or electives outside the Fisher College of Business that are related to human resources*.

*Approval by academic advisor required. For non-business courses to meet the elective requirement, the courses may be offered at the graduate level and relate to the human resources field.

Optional Course Waiver Requests

Students who have completed undergraduate coursework in human resources or business from a U.S. institution, or have worked full-time in an HR role, may petition for a waiver from certain MHRM core courses. Learn more about MHRM Course Waivers here.

All waived courses must be replaced with elective credits. All students are required to take 43.5 credit hours over the course of the program, regardless of course waiver.

Internal Case Competition

The Fisher MHRM program hosts a case competition each year, in which students compete in teams against peers to solve an HR-related business problem.

The competition is facilitated by a corporate sponsor and students present their ideas in front of a panel of judges from partnering companies. Winners may be invited to the annual external case competition, where Fisher MHRM students compete against HR Masters Students from other top-ranked peer schools.

Each student is required to participate in one annual case competition, and many choose to participate both years for the experience and networking opportunities. Students then write a reflection paper on their learning.