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Is it worth doing a Masters degree in Human Resources Management?

I am not sure if human resources is the right field to go into and whether doing a masters in HR will be worth it... I'm just worried that there might be no jobs next year or so if the recession lingers.

Asked By: Precious1 - 6/27/2009
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If you want to do the MSc in HRM, check the course content carefully because many universities tend to offer courses which are theoretical and lack any practical content, which an employer would be looking for... More
Answered By: californiastateofmind - 6/29/2009
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Well, ask yourself... "What would I do with it?" Don't worry so much about the job market. A recession is the perfect time to get an education! Do something you'll like, otherwise you'll be miserable and more likely to drop out anyway. Just remember that a Master's degree will make you more competitive for jobs... More
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Answered By: Susie S - 6/27/2009
 
Are you already in the field? People who seek out an MHR degree are those who have already been practicing in the HR arena for a few years, at least, and are looking at a master's to higher their ability to rise the ranks. They aren't interested in an MBA or any other degree for that matter ,as the MHR is the most... More
Answered By: iSpeakTheTruth - 6/27/2009
 
Get in touch with the CIPD, the UK's professional body for HR. They should be able to give you the necessary detail..... http://www.cipd.co.uk/default.cipd
Answered By: philipscown - 6/28/2009
 
I would recommend getting your masters in a broader field considering the economic times. It will give your a wider range of jobs you will be able to get and hopefully there will be jobs out there for you! I would say to get your masters in business administration. http://business.adelphi.edu/gbus/
Answered By: Steve - 6/29/2009
 
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