2019–2020 Catalog

Master of Science in Human Resource Management

The Master of Science in Human Resource Management program prepares graduates to become leaders in the human resource departments of their organizations. It teaches students to align human resource principles with organizational goals and strategies in order to deliver business results. The program covers key topics such as strategic human resource management, leadership and organizational behavior, ethics, employment law and human resource information systems.

The Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) has reviewed this program and acknowledged that it aligns with its curriculum guidelines for human resource degrees. SHRM is the largest and most widely recognized human resource professional organization in the world.

While the program curriculum covers much of the content of the PHR and SPHR certification exams, the program does not specifically prepare students to take the exams nor does completion of the program guarantee any SHRM certification.

Within this program, students may choose from the following concentrations:

  • Human Resource Generalist
  • Human Resource and Organizational Development

This program is not available at Mississippi, New Jersey or Pennsylvania campuses and is available in an online-only format to Mississippi, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania students.

Strayer University business degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213, 913.339.9356.

Area I – Core Component

Required Courses

BUS 508Contemporary Business

BUS 520Leadership and Organizational Behavior

HRM 500Human Resource Management Foundations

HRM 510Business Employment Law

HRM 517Managing Human Resource Projects

HRM 520Human Resource Information Systems

HRM 522Ethics and Advocacy for Human Resource Professionals

HRM 530Strategic Human Resource Management

HRM 599Human Resource Management Capstone

Total Credit Hours:40.5

Area II – Concentration Component

Students must choose one of the following concentrations to complete the Master of Science in Human Resource Management.

Minimum Total Quarter Hours Required for Graduation:  54.0

Human Resource Generalist

HRM 532Talent Management

HRM 533Total Rewards

HRM 534Employee and Labor Relations


HRM 538Performance Management

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Human Resource and Organizational Development

HRM 560Managing Organizational Change

HRM 562Developing a Learning Organization

HRM 565Developing Human Capital


HRM 568Human Resource Management Consulting

Total Credit Hours:13.5

All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Total Credit Hours: 54.0

Total Credit Hours: 54