MSHCD Executive Format

Overview
The Master of Science in Human Capital Development emphasizes both a research and theory framework as well as the practical application of workplace learning and performance. The goal of the program is to prepare students to improve human performance, balance individual and organizational needs, build knowledge capital within the organization, and determine the return on investment of performance improvement programs. Students learn to think strategically to design and develop interventions that will positively impact workplace learning and performance.

The University of Southern Mississippi is accredited as a part of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). USM's MSHCD can be completed in 12-24 months.

Executive Format
The flexible program delivery combines 3-to-5 day, face-to-face courses with Web-based instruction. Faculty and industry experts facilitate a think-tank learning environment where creativity flourishes and students engage with the best minds in human capital and economic development.

What can I do with a degree in Human Capital Development?
The MSHCD program is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills and ability needed to drive organizational change in a rapidly changing, global workplace. Our program combines research and practice, allowing students to grow as scholars and organizational leaders. Successful completion of this program, opens the door for career progression in military and private sectors.

Students in the program come from diverse industries and backgrounds including higher education; healthcare; non-profit; tourism and hospitality; manufacturing; military service; and business. Upon graduation, our students are prepared to lead in public or private sector management and administration, military service, higher education and research.

Job Titles for graduates include:

  • Chief Learning Officer
  • Chief Human Capital Officer
  • Training Specialist
  • Director of Organizational Learning
  • Workforce Development Manager
  • Training Coordinator
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Human Capital Consultant
  • Human Capital Manager
  • Human Resource Development Specialist
  • Instructional Designer

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