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Course Requirements 

Students complete the MS in Human Resources by taking 12 courses across three groups: 1) five core Human Resource courses, 2) four Human Resource electives, and 3) three business electives.

Core Human Resource Courses

Human Resource Electives 

Students choose four HR-related courses from the following areas at DePaul University:

Business Electives

Choose three electives from certain courses in general business at DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

Degree Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of the college residency requirement.
  • Satisfactory completion of 12 courses: 48 quarter hours.
  • Satisfactory completion of five HR core courses: 20 quarter hours.
  • Satisfactory completion of four HR-related electives: 16 quarter hours.
  • Satisfactory completion of three Business electives: 12 quarter hours.
  • A minimum of six courses (24 quarter hours) must be taken in courses from departments within the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.
  • All courses for credit toward the degree must be completed with satisfactory grades within six calendar years after the candidate’s first term of enrollment in the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. After a lapse of six years a course is expired. An expired course is not acceptable for the purpose of satisfaction of degree requirements and is not applicable to the degree.

GSB 420


This course provides a comprehensive review of some basic mathematical and statistical methods and stresses their practical applications in business and economics. The course will equip the student with the quantitative skills required in the MBA program and will also provide a good foundation for addressing typical problems that arise in business. Additionally, the skills acquired in the course will also help the student prepare for the quantitative sections of professional exams, such as the CFA, the CPA and the CMA exams. This course will stress learning through applications/problem-solving using Excel and/or Minitab software for data analyses. However, the course must be analytical and theoretical to the extent that is necessary to develop a correct understanding of the topics presented. The topics covered in the course include relevant mathematical concepts: use of relevant functions and solving equations in unknowns, elementary calculus and graphing functions. It also focuses on relevant statistical concepts: probability theory, hypothesis testing, regression analysis and forecasting.