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M.S. in Human Resource Management - Integrating Functional & Strategic Human Resource Management

The M.S. in Human Resource Management program with a specialization in Integrating Functional and Strategic Human Resource Management at Walden University can help human resource generalists who wish to prepare for more strategic roles. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

M.S. in Human Resource Management with a specialization in Integrating Functional and Strategic Human Resource Management

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Description:

Walden University's M.S. in Human Resource Management program with a specialization in Integrating Functional and Strategic Human Resource Management introduces students to techniques for creating effective teams in diverse settings and to performance management responsibilities, including attracting human resources, developing performance standards, implementing training programs, and maximizing productivity through feedback, coaching, compensation, and employee recognition programs. Students can study how strategic human resource management can address organizational challenges, such as market position, product development, customer service, and operations; how to align human resources with business operations; and the laws and regulations related to employees, including pay structures, equity, employee agreements, and dispute resolution protocols. Walden University requires a bachelor's degree for all students who wish to enter a master's program.

Accreditation:

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.

Learning Format:

Online

Estimated Program Length:

Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Personalized estimates of time to completion can be discussed with a Walden University enrollment advisor.

Total Credits Required:

33 semester credit hours

Financial Aid Available:

Walden University offers a number of financial aid opportunities, including scholarships, fellowships, and employer tuition reimbursement, for those who qualify. Enrollment advisors can discuss federal aid, private loans, tuition-reduction opportunities, veterans benefits, and other ways to fund an education.

Courses for an M.S. in Human Resource Management with a Specialization in Integrating Functional and Strategic Human Resource Management:

Degree program curriculum and credits are subject to change. Contact Walden University for the most current information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses

Course TitleCredits
Foundations of Human Capital Development3
Talent Management3
Human Resource Metrics3
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution3
Budgeting and Resource Allocation3

Integrating Functional and Strategic Human Resource Management

Course TitleCredits
Performance Management3
Strategic Human Resource Management3
Aligning Human Resources With Business Operations3
Legal and Regulatory Environment of Human Resource Management3
Leading Vibrant and Diverse Teams3
Capstone: Human Resource Planning in Action3

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

The M.S. in Human Resource Management program with a specialization in Integrating Functional and Strategic Human Resource Management can help students prepare for mid- and senior-level positions in nearly any human resources department. Graduates of the program could have the skills needed to negotiate employee contracts, develop training programs, develop human resource information systems, manage human capital, and much more.

Careers that program graduates may seek include:

  • Human resource manager
  • Staffing manager
  • Training manager
  • HR information systems coordinator
  • Compensation and benefits manager

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

Find information on costs, occupation types, completion rates, and median loan debt for this program at http://waldendisclosures.com.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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