As an HR professional, you can shape the future of your organization. Finding, hiring and retaining the best people is the surest way for your company to compete and win in the marketplace. Strayer University’s master of science in human resource management degree gives you advanced human resource management skills to develop better programs, negotiate wisely and bring increased value to your company.


Strayer's master's in human resource management degree helps you manage human capital in any industry across all sectors, including public, private, consulting, nonprofit and government.



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Our degrees can help the lay the foundation for your continued education.

From understanding the strategic role of HR to the core functions of total rewards, talent management, organizational development, HR information systems, and employee and labor relations, your human resource management degree will help you craft policies that get results. Learn how to make the most out of talent, and create your own critical advantage for success.

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Master of Science in Human Resource Management

Human Resource Generalist


Gain a deeper understanding of the methodology for attracting and retaining top talent
Focus on building a global workforce
Develop effective labor relations and compensation packages
Learn to measure performance, productivity and return on investment
Learn HR theory and practices and how they impact individuals and organizations
Develop HR policies and practices that align with the larger business strategies of an organization
Develop the critical thinking skills to conduct research and measure human resource performance within the organization
Refine your ability to apply ethical thinking and judgment to a wide range of HR situations
Build leadership skills in order to motivate others toward organizational growth and change
Increase your familiarity with the increasingly complex and powerful technologies used in measuring HR performance and forecasting needs
Strengthen the communication skills you need to effectively share information, persuade others and manage conflicts

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Key Courses in Your Concentration.

HRM 532-Talent Management

Analyze the processes of selecting, developing and maintaining talent within an organization. Focuses on how the workforce is built and maintained to enhance productivity and effectively implement business strategy. Examine the activities of identifying, attracting and acquiring the optimum human assets who best fit the work needs and the organizational culture and who will enhance innovation and decision-making. Examine the processes by which human assets are retained and integrated into a companys operations so that cooperation and collaboration are maximized.

HRM 533-Total Rewards

Examine the modern philosophy and approaches to total rewards. Analyze reward strategies and associated technical processes. Explore the available tools to attract, motivate and retain employees. Examine elements of a total rewards program that will drive desired behaviors in the workplace, reinforce overall business strategy and ensure organizational success by enhancing a companys competitiveness.

HRM 534-Employee and Labor Relations

Get an overview of employee and labor relations, including history, applicable laws, challenges and opportunities. Examine the broad range of concepts and practices that arise out of the relationship between an organization and its employees. Analyze the organizational decisions that affect employee training, conduct, evaluation, coaching, counseling, discipline and separation. Understand the labor relations process from the union organizational campaign, to contract negotiations, through the grievance procedure and arbitration.

HRM 538-Performance Management

Explores traditional and emerging models, strategies and methods measuring human performance and productivity. Learners compare financial-based metrics to qualitative and blended measurement models to determine return on investment for human assets within an organization.


Tuition and Fees

Application Fee:$50 (not applicable in all states)

Technology Fee:$65.00 per quarter


$2,325.00 per course (Full-Time), $2,325.00 per course (Part Time). Textbooks and supplies are not included in the tuition rates and must be purchased by the student. You should allow approximately $1,800.00 for textbooks and supplies over the course of your degree.

Tuition rates apply to all new and readmit graduate students. For all students enrolled as an undergraudate prior to Winter 2014, please Click here for graduate tuition rates.


Graduate in 1.5 to 3 years

  Classes Per Quarter Time to Graduate
Full-time 2 or more per quarter (classes start 4 times per year) 1.5 years or fewer
Part-time 1 class per quarter (classes start 4 times per year) 3 years

Strayer University's academic calendar runs on te quarter systems, which means that classes start 4 times per year. Classes meet for 11 weeks with 1-2 week breaks between quarters. The above times to graduate assume that students are enrolled in consecutive quarters. All of these facts and figures refer to any concentration that you choose.


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Key Courses in Your Major.

BUS 508-Contemporary Business

Examine the functions and processes within a business enterprise and key factors affecting productivity. Review the dynamics of the business operations environments both internal and external factors affecting competition and considerations for global operations. Receive a conceptual base for assessing and enhancing strategic performance in a business organization through the integration of the core business functions, effective resource management and sound leadership.

BUS 520-Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Analyze the interaction of individual, group and organizational dynamics that influence human behavior in business and determine appropriate management approaches to foster a productive work environment. Examine a variety of theories, models and strategies used to understand motivation and individual behavior, decision making, the dynamics of groups, work teams, communication, leadership, power and politics, conflict resolution, work design, organizational structure and culture, and managing change. Receive a conceptual base for interpreting, assessing, and influencing human behavior in an organization.

HRM 500-Human Resource Management Foundations

Examine the theoretical foundation of the human resource management field and the evolution of human resource management, labor and law, including human capital. Analyze trends and issues influencing the development and application of these elements within contemporary organizations. Explore the effects of regulation on businesses.

HRM 510-Business Employment Law

Analyze the foundation of employment law and how it impacts the employer-employee relationship. Topics covered include the selection, development and termination of employees; maintaining policies that support diversity; and employee pay and benefit packages. Develop an appreciation for the legal process and how organizations can manage risk.

HRM 517-Managing Human Resource Projects

Define and analyze management techniques for planning ,estimating and facilitating human resource projects. Examine project management processes, including developing objectives, creating work plans, preparing schedules, allocating resources and coordinating overall effort. Techniques are introduced to help keep projects on track and enhance team motivation.

HRM 520-Human Resource Information Systems

Analyze information technologies and systems used to maintain data relative to the human resource needs of an organization. Examine how human resource management systems are integrated into larger organizational databases and systems. These systems and technologies are evaluated for their effectiveness of achieving human resource and organizational goals.

HRM 522-Ethics and Advocacy for Human Resource Professionals

Analyze ethical policies, behavior and fairness in organizations. Examine the role of human resource professionals as ethical change agents and advocates for employees. Evaluate the responsibility and accountability of human resource professionals in fostering an ethical organization by implementing fair policies and procedures.

HRM 530-Strategic Human Resource Management

Analyze workforce management processes in light of their strategic importance. Examine the relationships between the traditional human resource functions and the various business functions so that efficiency and effectiveness are balanced and optimized. Review these processes and relationships in both the domestic and global environments now and in the future.

HRM 599-Human Resource Management Capstone

Integrate the concepts you have learned in the Master of Science in Human Resource Management program. Synthesize and apply the knowledge, competencies and skills acquired throughout the program by evaluating cases and situations. Develop strategic solutions to human resource management challenges that align with organizational goals. A grade of B or higher is required.

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