An Online Master’s program from Cornell that’s ideal for high-potential human resource professionals who have 8+ years of experience. This selective 15-month online program will give high-potential human resource professionals the advanced knowledge and skills needed to move into senior HR roles and enable the development and execution of a human capital strategy on a global scale.


Our faculty are respected worldwide as thought leaders in human resources, work, labor, and employment issues. They conduct research that informs public policy, provide consultation to government and workplace leaders, and offer regular commentary to national and international media. Their expertise and reputation are part of the reason our human resources programs are routinely recognized as among the best in the world.


As part of the EMHRM program, you will have access to senior, global HR leaders as guest lecturers and as executive advisors on your EMHRM project. Chief HR Officers and other senior HR executives convene at Cornell to consult with faculty and to recruit our graduates. Many senior HR leaders hold ILR and other Cornell degrees. They give back generously by spending time in ILR classrooms, discussing their career experiences and their views on emerging HR issues and opportunities.

Program Overview
Fast Facts
All courses are developed by Cornell University faculty.
Online / On-Campus
Flexible 15-month online program with 3 campus sessions.
Grow YourNetwork
Join thousands of Cornell human resources alumni from across the world.
May 2023 – August 2024
Course Schedule
Summer Semester
  • Competitive Advantage and Profitability
  • Strategic Positioning in Markets
  • Understanding Financial Statements
  • Aligning HR Strategy with Organizational Strategy
  • Strategic Talent Analytics
Fall Campus Residential Session
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Labor Relations Strategy and High Performance Work Systems
Fall Semester
  • Leading Strategic Change Initiatives
  • Navigating Power Relationships
  • Getting Results Through Talent Management
  • Using Design Thinking in Human Resources
  • Total Rewards Compensation
  • Diversity and Inclusion in Practice
  • Case Project: Identifying the Business Case and HR Challenges
Winter Semester
  • Coaching Skills for Leaders
Spring Campus Residential Session
  • Managing and Developing Talent
  • Organizational Behavior: Managing Change
Spring Semester
  • Human Resources Leadership
  • Designing Effective Teams
  • Diversity and Cross-Cultural Teams
  • Strategic Decision-Making
  • Negotiating Skills
  • Case Project: Developing an HR Intervention and Change Plan
Summer Semester
  • Strategic Engagement
  • Agile Project Management Approaches
Summer Campus Residential Session and Graduation
  • HR Leadership
  • Global and Comparative Employment Relations
  • Case Project: Final Report and Presentation