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Gain the respect of leaders, peers and clients, and build your business acumen and strategic thinking. Capella University's online Master's in Human Resource Management program helps you develop the engagement skills necessary to become a leader, an effective change manager and a strategic partner.

To strengthen the skills important to becoming a dynamic HR leader, you'll participate in Capella's cutting-edge simulation, CapraTek, where you will experience the complexities of resolving tough issues, consulting on workforce decisions, and fulfilling the HR needs of a company in a challenging business environment.

Capella offers online prep courses to prepare you for success in your Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) exams.* These Capella certification exam preparation courses are designed by subject matter experts, and include discussion questions, application exercises, and module exams to develop specific HR competencies.

Capella's MS in Human Resource Management allows you to earn your Human Resource Management certificate while you're working on your master's degree — providing the skills and credibility to make a more immediate impact.

To learn more about this program, request more information and we will match you with an enrollment counselor who specializes in your area of study.

*While pass rates on the PHR® and SPHR® exam tend to improve for those taking the review course, no guarantee can be made that completion of this course will result in success on this exam. Individuals are encouraged to use this review course as a guide in their preparation and to seek additional assistance as they determine is necessary.

Capella and The Wall Street Journal: A collaboration that works for you

Capella University has teamed with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) to offer business students full digital access* to the most timely, relevant business news, enhancing your academic experience and giving you a competitive edge in your career.

As one of the many ways we support the business learning experience, the annual Capella Business Leader Award, sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, offers three eligible business students the chance to visit the epicenter of U.S. business. The 2015 award recipients will travel to New York City to visit WSJ headquarters, meet with Dow Jones Talent Development leaders, ring the bell on the NASDAQ, and much more!

*To be eligible for full digital access to, students must have successfully completed their first course and be currently enrolled.

Military Benefits

At Capella, we are deeply grateful to our servicemen and women, veterans, and their families for their commitment and sacrifice. We’ve been recognized as a Yellow Ribbon Organization by the Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota’s governor for outstanding support of our military.


In honor of your commitment and service to our country, Capella offers valuable military benefits

  • Flexible leave-of-absence policy to accommodate the unique challenges of your or your spouse's duty obligations.
  • Unlimited, full participation in the VA Yellow Ribbon program, which covers Capella tuition for eligible service members and veterans. 
  • 10-15% tuition discounts for service members and veterans. Capella is proud to also extend this discount to the spouses and dependents of active duty service members.

Degree Outcomes

With your Master's in Human Resource Management from Capella, you'll analyze business theories, markets and reporting practices in human resource management. You'll also assess culture and change management in organizations and evaluate strategic management and critical thinking in human resource management. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online Master's in Human Resource Management include adjunct or part-time faculty, compensation and benefits specialist/manager, human resource business analyst, human resource consultant, human resource manager, labor relations specialist/manager, learning and development specialist/manager, performance management specialist/manager, staffing specialist/manager, talent acquisition specialist/manager or talent development specialist/manage. Potential workplaces include: consulting firm, corporation, government, healthcare, land-based or online college or university, manufacturing or nonprofit organization.

Earn Credit for What You Already Know

Your previous learning, work experience, and industry certifications may help you earn your degree in less time. To learn more, contact an enrollment counselor or visit our competency-based Prior Learning Assessment.