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Capella's online master's in human resource management degree helps you deepen your HR expertise and professional skills. Your courses will provide you with in-depth knowledge that will sharpen your experience in total rewards, training and development, talent acquisition, employee engagement, employment law, global HR, strategy, and more. You will also gain the key leadership skills you need to consult with internal customers, partner with business leaders, and lead the HR function.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Capella University’s BS in Business specialization in HR Management, MBA specialization in HR Management, and MS in Human Resource Management fully align with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

Experience Real-Life Scenarios

The curriculum includes CapraTek®, a cutting-edge interactive human resource management simulation. CapraTek® allows you to experience first-hand the complexities of resolving tough workplace issues and fulfilling the HR needs of a company in a challenging business environment. These experiences will help you develop the skills you need to become a dynamic HR leader.

Earn As You Learn

Capella's online program allows you to kick-start your career before you have even completed your course by providing you the opportunity to earn a human resource management certificate while you progress through your program.

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

Capella University has teamed with The Wall Street Journal 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.

The annual Capella Business Leader Award, sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, helps inspire our students to reach their potential. Each year, three eligible business students are recognized as business leaders and given the opportunity to visit Wall Street, the epicenter of U.S. business. The 2017 Capella Business Leader Award marks the third annual opportunity. Applications will open May 1, 2017, with a submission deadline of June 12, 2017.

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

Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.

Career Outcomes

Learn about the common job titles and potential employment settings available to those with a degree in this area.

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 Prior Learning Assessment page.