Temple University Master of Science in Human Resource Management (TEACH-OUT BY 31 DEC 2020)

Why the Fox School of Business Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM)?

In today’s business environment, companies and organizations increasingly value management professionals who are strategic thinkers and innovative problem-solvers as well as competent practitioners. The Fox School of Business’ part time Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) helps you become that professional. Our program, taught by the Fox School of Business top US faculty, enhances your understanding of the dual role in an organization of the human resource (HR) professional and organizational manager.

The Fox School of Business MSHRM program is ideally suited for the business professional who wishes to develop advanced mastery in human resources management. Our approach to graduate education helps develop practical expertise through case analysis and presentations, interaction with business practitioners, and team projects. The Fox School prepares students to step immediately into key management roles in highly specialized fields. Regardless of your formal training – or experience – in the HR field, our strategically focused curriculum, wide range of courses, internationally known faculty, strong emphasis on technology and e-business, hands-on approach to skill development, and institutional resources prepare you to be a more effective member of an HR management team.

Seasoned Professionals

The industry and management experience of our students is what sets us apart from the other Masters programs. You’ll learn from both faculty who are sought-after consultants and from seasoned business professionals who are your classmates. Small classes allow for maximum interaction with faculty and active study groups encourage collaboration and interaction among students.

Flexible Schedule for Working Professionals

The part time Fox School of Business MSHRM lets you obtain an American degree, with minimal disruption to your work and family life. Our successful and flexible model of meeting only two consecutive weekends per month allows you to obtain the AACSB-accredited Masters degree within ten months.

Personalised Attention

As a student in the Fox School of Business, you will receive the personalized attention of a small program, yet the resources and services of a large institution. Our friendly and knowledgeable administrative staff and world renowned faculty will make your academic journey feel like you are part of a tight-knit community. At the same time you will have access to the opportunities and prestige associated with one of the highest-ranked, AACSB-accredited business schools in the world.

Temple University – Fox School of Business

Established in 1918, the Richard J. Fox School of Business and Management name was conferred in 1999. The School has a long history of innovation in education, introducing new curriculum and programs in advance of current business trends. Accreditation ensures that the school continually meets high standards in admissions policy, curricula, faculty, library and computer facilities, and educational innovation and technology.

The Fox School of Business and Temple University were first accredited to provide undergraduate education by AACSB International – Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – in 1934. In 1942, the school added an MBA program. By 1970, when the MBA became a vital tool for career development, the program was already well-known in the region. The continued expansion and strengthening of the program led to its accreditation in 1973 by AACSB. The PhD program was established and accredited in 1976; the school now offers two PhD programs – in Business Administration and Statistics. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation of the School was in 2015.

With over 52,000 graduates, two-thirds of whom live and work in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, the Fox School of Business is the primary source of management talent in the region. This important network of business associates continues to connect with the Fox School by mentoring and advising students; speaking at events; introducing employers to the school, resulting in internship, recruitment and hands-on learning opportunities; and providing financial support.

Course Delivery

This programme is available only in part-time mode and will take 10 months to complete. Students will be required to attend 4 full-day lessons a month over 2 consecutive weekends.

Course Structure:
Strategic Challenges in Human Resource Management,(HRM 5125)
Organizational Communication And Information Management (HRM 5111)
Ethics And Social Responsibility In The Organizations (HRM 5118)
Leading High Performing Teams (HRM 5112)
Leading Business Transformation With Big Data (HRM 5115)
Best Practices In Human Resource Management (HRM 5190)
Building Human Capital For High Performance Organizations (HRM 5114)
Human Resource Management in a Dynamic Environment (HRM 5117)
Strategic Reward Systems (HRM 5116)
Power, Influence And Negotiation (HRM 5113)
Module Synopses
Strategic Challenges in Human Resource Management (HRM 5125)

This course presents a strategic analysis of effective HR function design, organization, and management. The class addresses key responsibilities of HR executives charged with managing the human side of the enterprise. It uses cases, exercises, and current events to explore strategies by which HR professionals can add value to the business and act as strategic partners to line management. The course is designed for both HRM majors and non-majors.

Organizational Communication And Information Management (HRM 5111)

This course focuses on interpersonal communication competencies of managers and understanding the nature and scope of strategic organizational communication—with a focus on both internal corporate information management (IM) as well as external IM–via the internet and through media outlets.

Ethics And Social Responsibility In The Organizations (HRM 5118)

This course looks at the ethical and social responsibility aspects of managerial decision making. Management’s responsibilities to its various stakeholders including consumers, employees, investors/owners, and society are stressed. The course presents an overview in-depth analysis of the various ethics and social responsibility issues and challenges in organizations and provides strategies to deal with these issues and challenges.

Leading High Performing Teams (HRM 5112)

Considers ways to develop and sustain productivity in individuals and work groups. Examines effective strategies for group formation, goal setting, delegation, and handling group dynamics. Special challenges such as dealing with work force diversity.

Leading Business Transformation With Big Data (HRM 5115)

This course focuses on solving human resource problems and capitalizing on HR opportunities to contribute to organizational success. It utilizes state of the art HR practice and technology. Students complete project assignments using a human resource information system and company database designed for this course. It is designed for HRA concentrators and those in general management with the responsibility for managing human resources.

Best Practices In Human Resource Management (HRM 5190)

The Special Topics in HRM course is designed to provide greater depth for key HR concepts introduced in previous courses. We vary the topic each year based on current trends and student interest.

Building Human Capital For High Performance Organizations (HRM 5114)

This course approaches employee training and development as a means to enhance organizational effectiveness and innovation. It examines ways to transform a company’s most valuable asset, its “human capital,” and build effective organizational cultures that will sustain high performance during periods of environmental turbulence.

Human Resource Management in a Dynamic Environment (HRM 5117)

HR strategy plays a crucial role in ensuring an organization proactively adapts to and manages changes in its external environment. This course focuses on developing competencies associated with key HR practices that involve adapting and aligning with changes in the competitive landscape, workplace, labour market, and regulatory environment. Specific areas of investigation focus on employment law compliance, labour-management relations, managing HR in the global context and managing the outsourcing process.

Strategic Reward Systems (HRM 5116)

This is an analysis of the strategic design of organizational reward systems, and how they contribute to organizational success. The emphasis will be on design of reward systems to complement current trends in organizational design and strategy. The role of both financial as well as non-financial reward will be addressed.

Power, Influence And Negotiation (HRM 5113)

This course examines the process and outcomes of using power, influence and negotiation in interpersonal relations, in groups and organizations, and cross-culturally in international business. It also explores negotiation styles for effective leadership, resolving conflicts, and achieving personal and organizational goals. Ethical and practical issues related to power and influence, are discussed.

Course Availability

Intakes for the MSHRM programme are available once a year. All applications should be submitted to ERCI no later than 1 month before the commencement date.


The MSHRM program is fully accredited by The Association To Advance Collegiate (AACSB).

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a four-year bachelors degree (or its equivalent) and a minimum of 2 years work experience.

Admission to the Masters of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) program is a competitive process in which each candidate’s experience, aptitude, potential and managerial skills are assessed. Enrollment is limited and participants are chosen based on their ability to bring unique skills and experiences to this cohort learning environment.

Selection Factors include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • College transcripts (degree and non-degree)
  • GPA of 3.0 (GMAT score may be submitted if GPA below 3.0)
  • Language proficiency of IETLS 7.5/TOEFL 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer) and 100 (iBT) required if undergraduate or graduate degree earned was not taught in English
  • Minimum age of 25
  • 2 years of working experience preferred
  • Admission interview
  • Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Application
  • Ability and motivation to participate in and contribute to a highly interactive, intense classroom work environment
  • Statement of Goals

Application Materials

Your application must include the items listed below. All required materials should be received by ERCi on or before the designated application deadline. The admission committee will not review incomplete applications.

  1. Formal Application

A formal application will be provided by ERCi.

  1. Certified Transcripts

Official transcripts from all colleges and universities in which you attended. The transcripts should include all course names and grades. Only transcripts that bear the seal, mark, or signature of an authorized official of the university where you earned your degree or have taken courses are acceptable. Once sealed, the envelopes must not be opened. All transcripts should be sent to the ERCi in Singapore. If your transcripts are not in English, you must submit both the official transcripts written in its original language and an English translation made by a professional translator. The translation must be in the same envelope and must be signed by the translator.

  1. Two Letters of Reference

Professional references are preferred, though academic references are also acceptable. The person should be able to evaluate or assess the applicant’s on-the-job performance or academic abilities. Their input will be very valuable for the admissions process; therefore we recommend you carefully select individuals who know you well enough. Narrative letters to the admissions committee or Temple University reference forms are accepted. The forms can be requested from us. The letters of recommendation must be sent directly by your referee via email to or by post to the ERCi office in Singapore.

  1. Statement of Goals

Describe how you would expect to change over the course of the program. What personal and professional values and skills do you hope to acquire beyond the academic content? How will obtaining the degree help you achieve your career goals?

  1. Current Professional Resume
  2. Application Fee
  3. Digital passport sized photograph in jpg format
  4. Personal Interview

Selected candidates will be scheduled for a personal interview with either a senior member of ERCi staff or faculty member of Temple University to complete the application assessment.

Graduation Requirements

Students must meet the attendance requirement of 80% and must successfully complete the stipulated modules.

Course Fees

For a full listing of course fees and other charges, please select the following:

– Fees Payable for Local Applicants

Ms. Yen Ong
CEO, ERC Institute

Yen has a proven track record in various key business development & marketing roles involving evolution and change management. Her pilot roles in various media organisations of Cable TV (Singapore Cable Vision), Regional TV (MTV), Internet Advertising (China.com) and Digital Music (Soundbuzz & Motorola) at their nascent stages is a testimonial of her experience and expertise of driving businesses whilst embracing new technology. Her acumen and passion are evidenced in multiple “first to market” products and projects she has been involved in cutting across from media to digital products. Always pushing the concept of creative solutionism while building strong relationships with customers has translated to dynamic growth for the various companies. Being an ardent believer in change management to stay on top of ever changing economies, her current role as Chief Executive Officer of ERC Institute sees interesting forays leveraged on her experience.


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