Online Master of Human Resource Management Human Resource Generalist
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Find and keep top talent
Make it your business to identify, recruit and retain high performers when you earn a Master of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Generalist concentration from Strayer. Learn how to staff for key positions, oversee employee performance management and ensure smooth compensation and benefits administration.
Spring classes start on April 5
Program at a glance
11-week courses in the program
Cost per course
Earn your degree online with Strayer
Learn to spot high achievers
Our faculty will help you explore all of the concepts and practices associated with the relationship between a company and its employees. With a human resource generalist master’s from Strayer, you’ll be equipped to tackle the day-to-day functions of a company’s human resources department.
Build your skills
- Develop effective labor relations and compensation packages.
- Learn to measure performance, productivity and return on investment.
- Understand 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.
- Refine your ability to apply ethical thinking and judgment to a wide range of HR situations.
Fully aligned with SHRM
SHRM-CP Preparation Course
Enroll in the SHRM-CP Preparation Course to learn the skills needed to take the SHRM-CP exam and gain knowledge in the competencies required, including people, organizations and the workplace. Alternatively, you could take the Human Resource Management Capstone course.
The high-quality higher education you deserve
Affording your degree
At Strayer, you’ll find plenty of ways to make your tuition affordable, so you can worry less about your budget and get down to business.
cost per course
degree conferral (one-time only)
technology fee (one per term)
Ways to reduce your cost
Transfer up to 4 classes toward your master's degree.
Save up to 25% off the cost of select master’s degrees. Eligibility rules apply.
Know how to spot and cultivate talent
Core coursework includes topics such as talent management and employee and labor relations. Expand your understanding of what it takes to lead with a human resource generalist master’s from Strayer. View all courses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This course helps students prepare for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification exam and acquire critical thinking skills to demonstrate understanding of HR competencies. Students also gain knowledge in the SHRM technical competencies, including people, organizations and the workplace.
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.
Master’s admission requirements
Before you can pursue your master’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
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