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