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Grad school for HR?

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Apr 20, 2017
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Grad school for HR?

Hi Everyone,
I am a recent BBA graduate, and I'm currently doing a postgraduate certificate in HR. I recently applied to some HR Masters programs in and near the GTA and have finally narrowed it down to my top 2 choices...
- MSc Management (focus on OB/HR) at Ryerson-Ted Rogers
- MHRM at York (School of HRM)

Now I am very very confused as to which of these would suit me better overall. The major difference is that the MScM is thesis-based, and the MHRM is (highly specialized) course-based. Also, the MHRM seems a bit more recognized/prestigious, but the MScM seems more rigorous and allows me to add a dissertation to my name.
My question is, which of these degrees/schools do you think would suit me better for jobs and professional opportunities? Which one would you pick if you wanted to be an HR professional and why?
I would really appreciate your opinions!

PS. Both of these degrees lead to a PhD so both of them can open the doors for careers in academia.
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Dec 16, 2015
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why do u need masters degree for HR?? lol
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[OP]
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Apr 20, 2017
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Many many reasons...
- To expand my knowledge of the subject matter
- Obtain an edge in this highly competitive job market
- Have opportunities for teaching in the future
...and so on
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To learn how to nickel and dime your company's slaves.
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iamskyhigh wrote: To learn how to nickel and dime your company's slaves.
Exactly. OP will probably be working at a staffing agency looking for "disposable workers" if they need work, and then not following up with them.
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Mar 17, 2015
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MisterSingh wrote: Hi Everyone,
I am a recent BBA graduate, and I'm currently doing a postgraduate certificate in HR. I recently applied to some HR Masters programs in and near the GTA and have finally narrowed it down to my top 2 choices...
- MSc Management (focus on OB/HR) at Ryerson-Ted Rogers
- MHRM at York (School of HRM)

Now I am very very confused as to which of these would suit me better overall. The major difference is that the MScM is thesis-based, and the MHRM is (highly specialized) course-based. Also, the MHRM seems a bit more recognized/prestigious, but the MScM seems more rigorous and allows me to add a dissertation to my name.
My question is, which of these degrees/schools do you think would suit me better for jobs and professional opportunities? Which one would you pick if you wanted to be an HR professional and why?
I would really appreciate your opinions!

PS. Both of these degrees lead to a PhD so both of them can open the doors for careers in academia.
Where did you get your BBA from?

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