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.
Capella University is recognized by www.shrmcertification.org.to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. Each course is valid for 40 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit
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.
The annual Capella Business Leader Award, sponsored by WSJ, 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 2016 award recipients will travel to New York City to visit WSJ headquarters, meet with Dow Jones Talent Development leaders, and much more.
*To be eligible for full digital access to WSJ.com, students must have successfully completed their first course and be currently enrolled.
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.
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