2023-2024 Catalog

Master of Science in Human Resource Management

The Master of Science in Human Resource Management program prepares graduates to become leaders, now and in the future, in the human resource departments of their organizations. It teaches students to align human resource principles in supporting with organizational goals and strategies 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 Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (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 business programs create value for students by providing a flexible, innovative and career-focused experience to maximize their economic mobility and empower them to succeed in business. The Strayer University Master of Science in Human Resource Management degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), 11520 West 119th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213, 913.339.9356.


Required Courses

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 560Managing Organizational Change

HRM 590SHRM Certification Exam Preparation


HRM 599Human Resource Management Capstone

Total Credit Hours:40.5

Concentration Requirements

Students must complete one of the concentrations listed in order to complete the Master of Science in Human Resource Management.

Human Resource Generalist

The Human Resource Generalist Concentration reviews the processes and strategies for building and maintaining the workforce of an organization. Students will develop skills in talent management, total rewards, employee and labor relations, and performance management. The application of these concepts will prepare students for careers in the human resources field.

HRM 532Talent Management

HRM 533Total Rewards

HRM 534Employee and Labor Relations


HRM 538Performance Management

Total Credit Hours:13.5

Human Resource and Organizational Development

The Human Resource and Organizational Development Concentration explores the development of an organization based on learning-based cultures and influencing human capital development. Students will gain knowledge in developing a learning organization, developing human capital and organizational workforce planning. Students will be prepared to develop organizational strategies around learning-based cultures, managing human capital and planning for the future of an organization’s workforce.

HRM 562Developing a Learning Organization

HRM 565Developing Human Capital

HRM 567Workforce Planning: Recruitment and Retention

Total Credit Hours:13.5
All courses are 4.5 quarter credit hours.

Total Credit Hours: 54.0

Total Credit Hours: 54.0