An HR generalist master’s degree will give you a deeper understanding of the methodology behind attracting and retaining top talent. In this program, you’ll: 

  • 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 in an organization
  • Refine your ability to apply ethical thinking and judgment to a wide range of HR situations
  • Build the leadership skills necessary 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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  • 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 company's 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 company's 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.


  • 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

    Analyzes the interaction of individual, group, and organizational dynamics that influence human behavior in organizations and determines appropriate management approaches to foster a productive work environment. Examines 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. Provides a conceptual base for managers to interpret, assess and influence 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.


Ask any successful business leader — the secret to success is finding and retaining top talent.

Make it your business to identify high performers when you earn an online Master of Human Resource Management degree with a concentration as a human resource generalist from Strayer University.

With an HR generalist degree from Strayer, you can tackle the day-to-day functions of a company’s human resources department. Our faculty will help you explore all of the concepts and practices associated with the relationship between a company and its employees.

Learn how to recruit and staff for key positions and oversee employee performance management. Ensure smooth, trouble-free compensation and benefits administration.

You’ll develop a thorough understanding of the labor relations process, including contract negotiations and arbitration, and learn how to create a culture that empowers employees to reach their goals — and the company’s, too.

Be the resource that provides the resources. Earn your HR generalist degree from Strayer.



Each online Master of Human Resource Management concentration can provide you with skills you’ll be able to apply immediately. You may want to explore these other Master of Human Resource Management concentrations.

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