Masters of Human Resource Management Degree Affiliation Program

As part of affiliation program, students who graduate from Gettysburg College with a degree in Business, Organizations, and Management or similar relevant courses are eligible for a degree program at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick. This degree program would allow students to earn a Masters of Human Resource Management (MHRM) degree after three semesters of full-time study.

Students who earn the combined BA/MHRM degree are ready to assume responsible positions in the field of human resource management.

Now the Rutgers MHRM is a STEM master's program, which signals that the program provides the rigor and analytic framework underscoring the sciences and technology. This designation offers students a competitive advantage with potential employers.

Program Admission

For admission under this agreement, interested students must graduate from Gettysburg with a BA in Business, Organizations, and Management. Students who have had one or more of the relevant similar courses will also be considered for this program.

Applications will be considered by the Rutgers HRM Department Graduate Director and Admissions Committee using the same standards used for admitting any applicant to the MHRM Program.

Course Waivers

The Rutgers MHRM program requires students to take 16 classes, or 48 credits. Under this agreement, up to five classes will be waived if a student has had similar courses at Gettysburg, and if that student has earned a 3.0 (“B”) or better in those courses.

Under this agreement, courses that fulfill a requirement from the MHRM curriculum include:

  • MGT 155 Accounting for Management Decisions
  • MGT 267 Finance
  • MGT 363 Business Law
  • MGT 365 Topics in Human Resources Management
  • MGT 399 Policy and Strategy
  • MGT 419 Personal Selection and Job Analysis

Additional Courses

Under this agreement, remaining course requirements from the MHRM curriculum include:

  • HR Strategy 38:533.680: HR Strategy III: Measurement Issues
  • HR Strategy 38:533.690: HR Strategy IV: Designing and Implementing Human Capital Strategies in an Era of Change
  • HR Decision Tools 38:533:542: HR Decision-Making: Data-Based Decisions
  • HR Applications 38:533:566: Corporate Governance
  • HR Applications 38:533:634: Developing Human Capital
  • HR Applications 38:533:635: Managing Rewards Systems
  • HR Contexts 38:533:565: Economics and Demographics of Labor Markets
  • HR Contexts 38:533:665: Managing the Global Workforce

In addition to these courses, students are able to take 9 approved credit electives or a Master’s Thesis and one elective.

Contact Information

Contact Emily Fisher in the Management Department (, 717.337.6646) for more information.