Launched in August 2015, the first online MHRIR cohort included a diverse and experienced group of working professionals from long-standing corporate partners like Boeing and Emerson, in addition to professionals in non-profit, consulting, and higher education institutions. The first outcomes survey for the online program was collected this February.
The first graduates of the program received their degrees in August 2017. At the time of the survey, respondents had an average of 8.9 years of experience in human resources or a related business function. 74% of graduates were promoted internally or advanced their career with new companies during the program or within six months of graduation. Graduates earned an average of $20,000 more annually than with a bachelor’s degree alone. Employer tuition reimbursement and/or veterans’ or other military benefits were the most common sources of funding for their degree.
The survey additionally assessed graduates’ perception of the professional impact of the program. Graduates indicated that the online MHRIR has helped them move forward in their careers (4.3/5 average agreement) and that they would recommend the program to a friend or colleague (4.7/5 average agreement).
We are proud of the successes of the online MHRIR graduates and look forward to watching their careers!
If you know of HR professionals in your organization who are looking to advance their career through LER's online MHRIR program, please refer them to Katherine Eriksen, Assistant Director of Graduate Online Programs.