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Hybrid Executive Master program for HR Professionals

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A flexible 15-month hybrid program for working professionals. 

Successful completion of this program results in a Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degree.

Beginning each May, the EMHRM program consists of a series 2-week asynchronous online courses and three 1-week residencies (July, March, July), providing a balanced learning experience that prioritizes practicality, expertise, and engagement.

Online courses are designed by Cornell faculty and led by both faculty and senior HR practitioners. Students gain personal interaction with faculty through small, seminar-style discussions and online chats while integrating coursework into their schedule at their own pace.

Residential sessions in beautiful Ithaca, NY bring students together for immersive workshop-style learning, collaboration with faculty, peers, and industry leaders, and the chance to further cultivate professional networks.

Throughout the program, students develop a capstone case project and apply learned concepts in real-time to address strategic issues in their organizations, such as business and HR strategy, and the role of HR in organizational change.

Elevate Your Career

"Cornell stood out to me as the best of the best for an HR program, especially at the master's level."

-Quincy Amekuedi, VP Talent Management

The EMHRM Journey

Ajay Kunde, 2023 EMHRM alum shares why the EMHRM program was the right choice, offering a unique blend of traditional HR topics and cutting-edge subjects like design thinking, agile and how to manage C-suite stakeholders as an HR leader.

Program Structure

The EMHRM program provides a thorough exploration of executive HR functions through a mix of online and in-person sessions, encouraging a collaborative learning atmosphere.

Program Structure & Courses

Residential Sessions

Three 1-week residential sessions at Cornell provide both a rigorous learning environment and opportunity for engagement with Ivy League faculty, prominent HR practitioners, and fellow HR professionals.

On-campus Learning

Faculty & Instructors

EMHRM faculty are the leading experts in HR and broader facets of the world of work. Explore their bios to understand the wealth of resources you'll have at your disposal as an EMHRM student.


Application Details

"If this program seems right for you, definitely give it a shot!"  --Professor Bradford Bell

Requirements & Deadlines

Tuition & Fees

Frequently Asked Questions

News & Alumni

Our alumni's success stories reflect the tangible benefits of the EMHRM program, as shared in this video clip. The return on investment, both short and long term, is a cornerstone of our program.

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We invite you to reach out to the EMHRM team for any questions!

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