Feb 17, 2020  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2019-2020

Human Resource Development (Executive Program), M.S.

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This program is no longer admitting students as of Fall 2018.

Human Resource Development (HRD) is the integrated use of training, organizational development, and career development efforts to improve individual, group, and organizational effectiveness. Xavier’s executive human resource development program is designed to develop ethical, competent, and professional leaders who can perform effectively in critical HRD roles, such as director of HRD programs, training manager or director, instructor, facilitator, trainer, management/leadership development specialist, organization change agent, chief learning officer, program designer, or individual career development advisor.

Designed with working adults in mind, this program can offer you the chance to:

  • Enhance your skills and knowledge as an HRD practitioner and obtain a graduate degree.
  • Begin a new career in training, organization or career development.
  • Work in business, industry, private, non-profit or public organizations as an internal or external HRD consultant.

The Xavier HRD program is offered in an executive format as a 21-month program. Students attend classes on the Xavier campus 1 weekend per month for 21 weekends (Friday night, all day Saturday, and Sunday mornings). A unique feature of this program is that it employs an executive approach to graduate study: Students enter with a group of students with whom they remain throughout their program of study. Due to the comprehensive and consecutive sequence of courses, no transfer credits will be accepted from other programs. There is no final thesis or comprehensive exam required for the program. Students will be admitted only once per year in the for a cohort class which will begin in the fall. Early application to the program is recommended.

Go to http://www.xavier.edu/human-resource-development/#process to reference the admission requirements.

Requirements for the M.S. in HRD

The degree requires 30 semester hours. The 21-month program begins in August of each year. The courses are sequential and held on the weekends. There is no final thesis or final comprehensive exam required, and there are no course prerequisites.

The course sequence per each semester is as follows:

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