While the concepts utilized by human resources have been around as long as businesses have existed, the term and practice of human resources departments took off especially over the most recent decades – as government departments and businesses have put more of a premium on employee and operational standards and practices.
What is this degree/program of study about?
Among the varying number of human resources doctorate programs available, two of the most common are the doctor of business administration (with a specialization in human resources management) and the doctor of philosophy in organization and management (with a specialization in human resource management). Both degree options include advanced level study and training not only in the field of human resources, but top-level corporate management.
What does it take to earn this degree, and what will it result in for graduates?
While some doctoral programs will allow master’s degrees to be completed concurrently, the standard is for prospective students to carry master’s degrees with them prior to admission. Coursework upon admission will focus on principles of organizational management and corporate strategy, among other topics. The most common career fields for human resources doctorate candidates are to serve in corporate leadership, consulting, or faculty positions in the realm of human resources of employee development. Management consulting continues to be one of the fastest-growing occupational fields today, with 83 percent growth expected in the decade prior to 2018; median salaries for management analysts will often top $80,000 annually (BLS.gov).
Human Resources Doctorate Degrees
There are currently no available doctorate programs for Human Resources.