Drive people and workforce strategies through data-driven, market-based insights, and organization-wide integrated solutions.

Organizations need complex talent and leadership strategies to address talent acquisition, development, and retention, and critical skill shortages in the digital workplace.

Address Any Organization’s Human Capital Challenges

A majority of 10,400 business and HR leaders worldwide rated these global human capital trends important or very important.


Talent Acquisition




Digital HR

Source: 2017 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends


The goal of Columbia University’s Master of Science in Human Capital Management is to create world-class HCM strategists and HR leaders who can apply integrated workforce solutions through insight-driven and market-based approaches essential for organizational excellence in the “new world of work.”

Program Features

  • Cutting-edge industry-driven curriculum designed for immediate workplace application of high-impact solutions and effective decision-making around the dynamic issues in talent acquisition, development, and retention
  • Taught by world-class scholar-practitioner Columbia faculty with deep academic and industry experience
  • Part-time option available on campus or online, with evening courses designed for working professionals
  • Full-time option designed for intensive, three-term study
  • Lifelong access to a global network of leading HCM practitioners, thought leaders, industry engagement, and services for career and professional development

“Our students, who solve real-world problems in real-time with expert scholar-practitioners, are able to apply their knowledge to the workplace immediately.”Dr. Yvette Burton
Academic Director, Master of Science in Human Capital Management Program
Columbia University

Who Should Apply

  • Emerging professionals with 3 to 6 years of experience who want to enhance their skill set and solidify a career in managing human capital or in HR
  • Individuals with 3 or more years of professional leadership experience
  • The program may be suited for individuals experienced in a more technical role (such as finance) who want to transition to a leadership role in managing human capital
  • In some cases, we will consider recent undergraduates who have relevant professional experience through an internship or volunteer work

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