Bachelor degree holders can greatly improve their career advancement opportunities by completing a master’s degree. The Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Human Resources is offered in the online format by Kaplan University to allow working professionals to pursue educational goals without giving up their existing careers. The program is especially designed for individuals interested in careers related to the management processes of human resources development (HRD).
Through the offered program curriculum, students will be trained to analyze theories and practices as used in human and organizational development. Also covered in the program are topics of specific interest such as the major external and internal factors affecting employee behavior, HRD evaluation methods, organizational structure, and basic workplace competencies, among others. The university gets its accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Students are required to complete fifty-six (56) credit hours. Required Courses include Business Communications; Strategic Human Resource Management; Managers as Leaders; Management Theories and Practices-Past, Present and Future; Skills for Professional Impact; Foundations for Effective Management Practice; Organizational Excellence and Change; Action Research and Consulting Skills; Strategic Financial Analysis; and Applied Research Project. Specialization Courses include Employment and Labor Laws, Training and Development, Strategic Reward System, and Recruitment and Selection.
Prospective applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Graduates can pursue career positions such as human resources manager, staffing specialist, human resources generalist, compensation analyst, recruiting associate or human resource coordinator.