Online Master of Human Resource Management
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Prepare to lead
Explore current trends in managing human capital across sectors with a master’s in human resource management from Strayer. Build the skills needed to make a positive impact in the workplace, shape the future of your organization and help drive success. You’ll develop advanced HR management skills to encourage better outcomes and increase value for your company.
Spring classes start on April 5
Program at a glance
11-week courses in the program
Cost per course
Earn your degree online with Strayer
Become the leader you know you can be
Develop the skills to understand and overcome business challenges while meeting your goals by earning your master’s degree in HR management. You’ll learn to create value for employees, solve problems in the workplace and craft policies with long-term, positive impact.
Build your skills
- Apply analytical, technical and research skills to assess and measure the effectiveness of human resource goals and performance within an organization.
- Demonstrate an understanding of business concepts and functional units within an organization to align human resource policies with business goals.
- Develop human resource policies and practices that foster an appreciation for multiple cultures, ethnicities and other diverse populations.
Fully aligned with SHRM
SHRM-CP Preparation Course
Enroll in the SHRM-CP Preparation Course to learn the skills needed to take the SHRM-CP exam and gain knowledge in the competencies required, including people, organizations and the workplace. Alternatively, you could take the Human Resource Management Capstone course.
The high-quality higher education you deserve
Affording your degree
At Strayer, you’ll find plenty of ways to make your tuition affordable, so you can worry less about your budget and get down to business.
cost per course
degree conferral (one-time only)
technology fee (one per term)
Ways to reduce your cost
Transfer up to 4 classes toward your master's degree.
Save up to 25% off the cost of select master’s degrees. Eligibility rules apply.
Unlock employee potential
Expand your understanding of what it takes to lead with a Master of Science in Human Resource Management. Core coursework includes topics such as leadership and organizational behavior, managing human resource projects and strategic human resource management. View all courses.
Examine the theoretical foundation of the human resource management field and the evolution of human resource management, labor and law, including human capital. Analyze trends and issues influencing the development and application of these elements within contemporary organizations. Explore the effects of regulation on businesses.
Define and analyze management techniques for planning, estimating and facilitating human resource projects. Examine project management processes, including developing objectives, creating work plans, preparing schedules, allocating resources and coordinating overall effort. Techniques are introduced to help keep projects on track and enhance team motivation.
Analyze ethical policies, behavior and fairness in organizations. Examine the role of human resource professionals as ethical change agents and advocates for employees. Evaluate the responsibility and accountability of human resource professionals in fostering an ethical organization by implementing fair policies and procedures.
Analyze workforce management processes in light of their strategic importance. Examine the relationships between the traditional human resource functions and the various business functions so that efficiency and effectiveness are balanced and optimized. Review these processes and relationships in both the domestic and global environments, now and in the future.
This course helps students prepare for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification exam and acquire critical thinking skills to demonstrate understanding of HR competencies. Students also gain knowledge in the SHRM technical competencies, including people, organizations and the workplace.
Integrate the concepts you have learned in the Master of Science in Human Resource Management program. Synthesize and apply the knowledge, competencies and skills acquired throughout the program by evaluating cases and situations. Develop strategic solutions to human resource management challenges that align with organizational goals. A grade of B or higher is required.
Master’s admission requirements
Before you can pursue your master’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
Learn more about the admission process at Strayer.
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Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
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