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Human Resource Management Master of Science in Human Resource Management

School of Business and Technology


Total program credits needed for graduation: 48

MS HRM courses are 10 weeks in duration. One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.

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

Twelve Required Courses 48 quarter credits

HRM5002 Survey of Human Resource Management in Practice 4 quarter credits
HRM5015* Leading and Managing Workplace Learning 4 quarter credits
HRM5025* Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning 4 quarter credits
HRM5035* Analytics, Metrics, and Decision Making for Human Resource Management 4 quarter credits
HRM5045* Enterprise-Aligned Human Resource Management Strategy 4 quarter credits
HRM5055* Comprehensive Reward Systems 4 quarter credits
HRM5065* Employment Law in the Successful Workplace 4 quarter credits
HRM5075* Leading and Influencing for the Human Resource Practitioner 4 quarter credits

In addition,  choose three from the following courses:

HRM5110 Enhancing Business Acumen for Human Resource Management Professionals 4 quarter credits
HRM5112 Certification Examination Preparation for the aPHR, PHR and SPHR 4 quarter credits
HRM5115 Certification Examination Preparation for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP 4 quarter credits
HRM5116 Human Resource Professionals as Internal Consultants 4 quarter credits
HRM5118 Human Resource Legal Challenges and Solutions 4 quarter credits
HRM5120 Global Human Resource Practice 4 quarter credits
HRM5122 Developing an Effective Workplace 4 quarter credits
LEAD5210 Leading Global and Diverse Cultures 4 quarter credits
LEAD5220 Leader as Change Agent (4 quarter credits)

Capstone Course

Taken during learner's final quarter.

HRM5900* 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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PHR®/SPHR® Preparation Courses

Capella offers online prep courses to prepare you for success in your Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and SHRM 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 aPHR®/PHR®/SPHR® and SHRM®- CP/SCP 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?

Most students take one to two 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 the 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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