The HI program that I completed was more theoretic than application. I completed the program quite some time ago, prior to entering the workforce. It was a good program overall, however, for someone wanting to work in the field that can only go to college and not do a masters, I would recommend them taking more application and hands on type courses as it will be easier to land a job. However, it depends on the person's background, skill set, experience, etc. I've worked in the field for quite some time now in a variety of roles. The reason I'm applying for a masters is mainly because they have an executive stream that allows me to continue working while going to school, the courses offered will help me in my current role and with my company in the long run, and lastly because my work has offered to reimburse some of the fees. Also, having a masters degree will make me more marketable allowing me to jump into senior level roles a lot easier.