Yes. Campus visits are always encouraged. During the academic year, plan your visit for a weekday so you can interact with current graduate students, faculty and staff. While a significant portion of the Executive Master of Human Resource Management program is online, there are three on-campus sessions in Ithaca, so a visit may give you a stronger feel for the program, our faculty expertise, and our campus environment. To schedule your visit, please complete the campus visit request form.
The Executive Master of Human Resource Management program is designed for HR professionals with eight or more years of work experience. Less experience does not necessarily make you ineligible for admission into the program; a strong candidate with less HR work experience may have a strong foundation and occupational outlook for success in our program.
Although the curriculum assumes some background HR knowledge and experience, anyone who may contribute relevant background experience and can establish a strong case for future success in human resources is encouraged to apply.
No. Do not send any application items (résumés, transcripts, etc.) through the mail. All items must be submitted or uploaded through the online application system. Any materials submitted through the mail will not be included in the application that is shared with the admissions committee.
Your statement of purpose should serve as a platform for you to discuss your past achievements and future career goals. It should also describe how the Executive Master of Human Resource Management program will help you advance your career toward those goals.
Use your statement of project to convey your ability to distinguish and formulate applicable changes to existing workplace challenges. Include a description of the project you might implement, and describe how you will get support for the project and its completion from your current management team.
Briefly, the case project is a way for you to apply the knowledge and skills you learn in the program to an issue or challenge at your organization. Feedback from faculty and peers will help you refine your case project from beginning to end.
Yes. You must submit unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended. If you’re accepted into the program you will be required to submit official copies of all your transcripts.
Yes. International students are welcome to apply. They must meet our standard admissions requirements and our English proficiency scores.
The best way to begin pursuing admission is to complete a pre-assessment to determine your eligibility for this program. If you’re eligible for admission, we will be in touch with further information and guidance.
Our program is designed for students who have a minimum of 8 years work experience who are looking to move into an executive position. Because the focus is on moving up and not between organizations, students are not expected to need job search support. The program will include interaction with senior HR executives and ILR alumni during the coursework and on campus sessions, as well as intense counsel and coaching by the project advisor. Limited career services support may be available on a case-by-case basis where possible.