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Human Resource Management Specialization Master of Science in Human Resource Management

School of Business and Technology


Total program credits needed for graduation: 48

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MBA courses are 6 weeks in duration. If you take the recommended 2 courses per quarter your term will be 12 weeks of courses with 1 week off in-between quarters.

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

Core Courses

32 course quarter credits.

HRM5002Survey of Human Resource Management in Practice (4 quarter credits)

HRM5015Leading and Managing Workplace Learning* (4 quarter credits)HRM5025Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning* (4 quarter credits)

HRM5035Analytics, Metrics, and Decision Making for Human Resource Management* (4 quarter credits)

HRM5045Enterprise-Aligned Human Resource Management Strategy* (4 quarter credits)

HRM5055Comprehensive Reward Systems* (4 quarter credits)

HRM5065Employment Law in the Successful Workplace* (4 quarter credits)

HRM5075Leading and Influencing for the Human Resource Practitioner* (4 quarter credits)

Specialization Courses

12 course quarter credits.

Choose three from the following courses:

HRM5110Enhancing Business Acumen for Human Resource Management Professionals (4 quarter credits)

HRM5112Certification Examination Preparation for the aPHR, PHR and SPHR (4 quarter credits)

HRM5115Certification Examination Preparation for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP (4 quarter credits)

HRM5116Human Resource Professionals as Internal Consultants (4 quarter credits)

HRM5118Human Resource Legal Challenges and Solutions (4 quarter credits)

HRM5120Global Human Resource Practice (4 quarter credits)

HRM5122Developing an Effective Workplace (4 quarter credits)

LEAD5210Leading Global and Diverse Cultures (4 quarter credits)

LEAD5220Leader as Change Agent (4 quarter credits)

Capstone Course

Taken during learner's final quarter.

HRM5900HRM 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.

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International Experience

Capella’s International Experience takes your curriculum far beyond what you can experience with research alone. Students who join one of the annual trips gain an international perspective on global operations, supply chain management, and other key aspects of current business practices around the world.

During this one-week trip, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet industry leaders and discuss global and regional business concerns
  • Develop key job skills, such as adaptability, global understanding, tolerance, and leadership
  • Engage in dialogue with senior executives of leading companies with global reach
  • Meet successful entrepreneurs
  • Gain first-hand experience in the many ways culture impacts the challenges and complexities of global business operations

Participants are responsible for the cost of their travel, accommodations, food and other associated expenses.

Call 866.933.5840 to speak with a Capella Counselor to learn more about the International Experience.

"Traveling to Chile was life-changing—the business, economic, societal, and global knowledge I gained was extraordinary. Before, during, and after each business visit we spent time conversing with faculty about each business, the industry, governmental policy impacts, and their financial status. I would recommend the International Experience to everyone. The investment you make in yourself as a professional is second to none."
– Tina Thompson, 2014 International Experience participant

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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.

*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.

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What Can I Expect?

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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Whether you're completing additional credits for your own education, 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 with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure that the credits you earn now may be applicable to a Capella degree program.

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