EDUCATION & BEST DEGREES
What Education Does a CHRO Need?
Before you can begin a career as a CHRO, you’ll need to satisfy a few educational requirements. Chief human resources officers typically need to obtain a bachelor’s degree in human resource management. This helps to fully equip students for jobs in the HR field. You’ll learn indispensable skills in employment law, technology, project management, and workforce planning that will shape your career as a CHRO.
In order to obtain an advanced, executive job title, you’ll need an advanced degree. An MBA can help to improve your chances of getting a job as a CHRO. It will give you the additional leadership skills necessary to manage an HR department for a whole company, as well as a good understanding of the fundamentals of business.
In a similar vein, a Master of Science in Management and Leadership prepares you to take a leading role in HR. You’ll learn how to help employees optimize their engagement with an organization’s goals and with each other daily. Once you have an MSML degree under your belt, you’ll know how to turn HR’s human-capital-focused tasks into wins for the entire organization.