Human Resource Masters Program

Designed to help aviation HR professionals grow personally and professionally through a resiliency-based program focused on the aviation industry and its unique issues.

Dr. Toby Tetenbaum
Fordham University
Graduate School of Education
113 West 60th Street Ė Rm. 1119
New York, N.Y. 10023


Program Philosophy

The global and technological world, along with the societal issues of global warming, terrorism and an unstable economy, have created an unprecedented level of com- plexity, competition and change.

The consequence of these factors on people and organizations is an untenably high degree of pressure and stress.

It is the HUMAN RESOURCE function that is responsible for dealing with this situation in most organizations; calming the sense of pressure, strengthening the sense of resilience. Building resilience among people in the organization is a key role of leadership. Fordhamís HR Masterís program was built around the principles of resilience.

Program Objectives

  • To build the capabilities that allow students to be strategic partners in leading and managing their organiza- tionís human assets.
  • To prepare students for the unique environment in which they operate.
  • To increase studentsí personal and professional effectiveness.
  • To provide a relevant and practical curriculum with assignments that can be applied in studentsí work settings.
  • To help participants achieve their dreams and fulfill their aspirations.

Program of Study

The 36-credit two-year Human Resource masterís degree program provides students with an under- standing of the human resource field and the environments in which organizations operate.

Through the curriculum and assess- ments, students learn more about them- selves and others, come to understand groups and organizations, and learn to maximize performance through effective use and development of human capital.

Resilience forms the core of every course.

YEAR ONE Fall Issues and Trends in HR 1 Instructional Design January* Organizational Behavior: The Individual Spring Professional Development Issues and Trends in HR II June* Assessment in HR YEAR TWO Fall Perspectives on Leadership Understanding and Managing Change January* Organizational Behavior: Groups Spring Consulting Skills Practicum in HR II June* Practicum in HR II


With the pressures of work, family demands and time commuting, we believe students need to focus on one course at a time. When two courses are offered (Fall and Spring), they are offered sequentially.

Schedule for On-Campus Students

Courses in Fall and Spring are offered 5 Saturdays per course every other week (unless Holidays interfere) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Courses in January and June are offered 5 consecutive Saturdays.

Schedule for On-Line Students

Students who are taking the program on line will engage in lessons for the equivalent of 10 half-days done at the studentsí convenience. On line students are required to attend 4 courses on campus, 2 each year of the two-year program.

These are the courses offered in January and June. It is possible to take these on campus courses either one 5-day week (Mon.-Fri.) 9 a.m.-4 p.m. per course, the week to be determined, or the 5 Saturdays in these months along with the on campus students.


Instruction follows the best principles of adult learning and is accomplished through a variety of methods.

On campus techniques include case studies, lectures, discussions, role plays, individual and group presentations, simulations, film, and Internet research.

On line techniques include many of the tech- niques above as well as interactive seminars and discussion boards.

There is a heavy emphasis in both formats on active learning and solving real work problems.


Program instructors are practicing and experienced business professionals, alll of whom have substantial work experience in the areas in which they teach.

All have advanced degrees and are talented, knowledgeable HR generalists, specialists, trainers, instructional designers, organizational effectiveness (OE) and organizational development (OD) leaders.


Students receive personal and dedicated advise- ment from the Program Director and faculty from pre-Admission through graduation.

Career Opportunities

The HR Masterís program at Fordham has attracted a large number of search firms who are impressed with the quality of our graduates.

These firms solicit recommendations to fill job openings on a regular basis. In addition, hundreds of program graduates provide an active network for job opportunities.

Admissions Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • An undergraduate GPA of approximately 3.0 (B) or better.
  • Two years of appropriate work experience.

An application is available on line at

Financial options are available for those who qualify.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Toby Tetenbaum
Fordham University
Graduate School of Education
113 West 60th Street Ė Rm. 1119
New York, N.Y. 10023


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