Human Resources / Change Management This is a Track

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College : Business Administration Degree :MSM
Department : Executive Development Center Option : Nonthesis
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The Human Resources/Change Management Track in the Professional Master of Science in Management (PMSM/HR) program is accredited by AACSB International. It is designed for working professionals who aspire to become leaders in human resource management or general management. 

This program is a professional program with a market rate tuition, and is considered a part-time program.  The tuition is the same for Florida residents and non-residents. Please visit for more information.


The Human Resources/Change Management Track in the Professional Master of Science in Management (PMSM/HR) program is designed for working professionals who aspire to become leaders in human resource management or general management. This 30-hour program provides an alternative to the MBA degree for students who desire specialized study in management and human resources, and seek employment or career advancement in the areas of human resources, strategic planning, organizational effectiveness, staffing, compensation and employee relations.
Total Credit Hours Required:
30 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Required Courses—15 Credit Hours

Students take five courses from the courses listed below.

  • MAN 6325 Applied Research Tools (3 credit hours)
  • MAN 6305 Human Resources Management (3 credit hours)
  • MAN 6915 Applied Field Projects (3 credit hours)
  • MAN 6245 Organizational Behavior (3 credit hours)
  • GEB 6895 Business Intelligence (3 credit hours)
  • QMB 6755 Models for Business Decision Making (3 credit hours)
  • MAN 6311 Advanced Topics in Human Resources Management (3 credit hours)

Specialization Courses—15 Credit Hours 

Students take five courses from the courses listed below.

  • MAN 6385 Strategic Human Resources Management (3 credit hours)
  • MAN 6721 Applied Strategy and Business Policy (3 credit hours)
  • MAN 6285 Change Management (3 credit hours)
  • MAN 6448 Conflict Resolution and Negotiation (3 credit hours)
  • MAN 6066 Ethical Leadership (3 credit hours)
  • BUL 6444 Law and Ethics (3 credit hours)
  • GEB 6518 Strategic Innovation (3 credit hours)

Capstone Course

The Professional Master of Science in Management/Human Resources (PMSM/HR) capstone course, MAN 6915 Applied Field Project, is required for all PMSM/HR students. This capstone course applies concepts, theories and methods learned earlier in the program to organizational problems in business settings.

Additional Program Requirements

Any student enrolled in a College of Business Administration master's degree program who earns more than two final course grades below a B- will be dismissed from the program and retention plans will not be supported by the College of Business Administration.

Application Requirements

For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.

In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
  • The GMAT is not required, however, the Admissions Committee may ask for the GMAT to strengthen a candidate's application packet.
  • Three letters of recommendation or three e-mail addresses of recommenders.
  • Prepare a career goal statement explaining why you want to earn a Master of Science degree in Management; why you believe this is the right time for you to pursue this degree; and why you selected UCF.
  • Résumé showing a minimum of two years of professional work experience.
  • Interview.  Student will be contacted to schedule an interview after the application is complete.
  • A computer-based score of 233 (or 91 internet-based score) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required if an applicant is from a country where English is not the official language, or if an applicant's degree is not from an accredited U.S. institution, or if an applicant did not earn a degree in a country where English is the only official language or a university where English is the only official language of instruction. Although we prefer the TOEFL, we will accept IELTS scores of 7.0.
  • Applicants applying to this program whose completed bachelor's degree is from a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only. 

Early application tuition discounts are available for this program.  To view early application discount deadlines, and for more information, visit the Executive Development Center website at

Application Deadlines

Human Resources / Change Management *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants



Nov 15


The next available term for this program is Spring 2019.  Classes will be taught at the UCF Executive Development Center in Downtown Orlando.

International Applicants





International Transfer Applicants





*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.


Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.


Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student’s graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.