Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Villanova U. “Unveils” Online M.S. in Human Resource Development

Villanova U. announced today that its Master of Science in Human Resource Development degree will now be offered 100 percent online. The university was founded in 1842 and is a traditional, accredited university in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

"With this program, Villanova introduces online convenience to the proven, ground-based HR master's program it established more than 25 years ago," said Adele Lindenmeyr, dean of graduate studies in the university's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. "Now students virtually anywhere can expand their HR skills and credentials by earning a master's in human resources entirely online--from the same accomplished HR faculty who teach here on campus. The program removes the barriers of time and location, putting an HR master's degree within reach for many who otherwise might not be able to fit a traditional campus-based graduate education into their schedule."

According to Villanova, the U.S. Bureau of Labor predicts that overall HR employment will increase 17 percent by 2016. Its program will include a course called “Introduction to Human Resources” and then classes on organizational change management, human resource metrics and statistical research, benefits, compensation, organizational training, workforce planning, employment law and financial management for profit.

Enrollment began yesterday and classes start March 2010. To request more information about joining this inaugural class go to