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Total program credits needed for graduation: 48

One academic quarter is 3 months. You will have a 3-week break between each quarter.

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5834, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.

Core Courses

32 course quarter credits.

Survey of Human Resource Management in Practice (4 quarter credits)
Leading and Managing Workplace Learning* (4 quarter credits)
Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning* (4 quarter credits)
Analytics, Metrics, and Decision Making for Human Resource Management* (4 quarter credits)
Enterprise-Aligned Human Resource Management Strategy* (4 quarter credits)
Comprehensive Reward Systems* (4 quarter credits)
Employment Law in the Successful Workplace* (4 quarter credits)
Leading and Influencing for the Human Resource Practitioner* (4 quarter credits)

Specialization Courses

12 course quarter credits.

Choose three from the following courses:

Enhancing Business Acumen for Human Resource Management Professionals (4 quarter credits)
Certification Examination Preparation for the PHR and SPHR Designations (4 quarter credits)
Certification Examination Preparation for the GPHR Designation (4 quarter credits)
Human Resource Professionals as Internal Consultants (4 quarter credits)
Human Resource Legal Challenges and Solutions (4 quarter credits)
Global Human Resource Practice (4 quarter credits)
Developing an Effective Workplace (4 quarter credits)
Leading Global and Diverse Cultures* (4 quarter credits)
Leader as Change Agent* (4 quarter credits)

Capstone Course

Taken during learner's final quarter.

HRM Capstone: Creating an Effective Human Resource Practice*(4 quarter credits)

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

PHR®/SPHR® Preparation Courses

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.

Learn more about PHR or SPHR preparation courses

*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.

What Can I Expect?

Most students take 1 to 2 courses at a time. One course typically requires 10 to 12 hours of study per week.

Courses are divided into 10 weekly units. Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

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Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which can help save time and money. You can transfer up to 12 credits into this specialization.

Sign Up for a Free One-Week Mini Course

Learn more about our online learning experience with a free one-week mini course.

Take an Individual Course

Whether you're completing continuing education credits, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking first with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure the credits you earn now can be applied to a degree program later.

Learn more about individual courses

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5834, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.