This program emphasizes critical thinking, data analysis, and tangible results in human resources management (HRM). Strengthen your ability to effectively address real-world challenges from both a business and HRM perspective. This program is designed to teach you to translate strategic plans into workplace practices that deliver positive business results.

The FlexPath option offers the potential to significantly reduce the cost of earning your degree, accelerate the time required for degree completion, and better align your learning to the needs of employers and society. Traditionally, degree programs are constructed around credit hours that measure the time required to complete specific courses. Under, FlexPath, degree programs are constructed around the direct assessment of demonstrated competencies. While resources will be recommended, you can use any materials and resources you choose, including textbooks, eBooks, simulations, videos, articles, and work experiences. This new competency-based format allows you to complete course work at your own pace throughout each quarter. Once you believe you have mastered the course concepts, you will complete activities to demonstrate specific competencies by the end of the quarter.

Outcome goals and graduates' proficiency levels

We have not yet collected enough information to publish learning outcome data for this program.

Master of Science (MS) in Human Resource Management (HRM) specialization

  • General Human Resource Management

Quality and Professional Relevance

  • The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Capella University’s BS in Business specialization in HR Management, MBA specialization in HR Management, and MS in Human Resource Management fully align with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.
  • The Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) has accredited Capella University business programs and specializations. Full accreditation statement including list of programs and specializations is available.
  • The MS in Human Resources Management curriculum is designed around Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) standards.

Expected Program Outcomes

  • Apply a strategic perspective to Human Resource Management that guides and influences organizational effectiveness.
  • Develop skills to lead, build relationships, partner, influence others, and navigate the organization.
  • Apply and interpret the law and the legal responsibilities of a human resource professional.
  • Use evidence-based decision making to inform and support Human Resource Management practices.
  • Apply the SHRM code of ethics to decision making and practice.
  • Communicate clearly, accurately, and professionally for the Human Resources field.

Master of Science in Human Resource Management Program Graduates

Data from graduates of the Master of Science in Human Resource Management have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

      Career Preparation
MS in Human Resource Management Graduates  

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Career Preparation
MS in Human Resource Management Graduates

 The skills and knowledge have been immediately applicable to my career: 50%

 My degree has positioned me to achieve my professional ambitions: 100%

 Capella's competency based curriculum has prepared me for the needs of my profession: 100%

 

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2017 - Q1 2018.

Career & Professional Accomplishments
MS in Human Resource Management Graduates

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Career and Professional Accomplishments
MS in Human Resource Management Graduates

 Made a significant contribution to my profession: 50%

 Successfully changed jobs and-or-careers: 50%

 Assumed leadership responsibilities: 63%

 Received a salary increase: 50%

 Received a promotion: 50%

Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography, and degree field, affect career outcomes, and Capella does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase, or other career growth.

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item.

Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2017 – Q1 2018.

Master of Science in Human Resource Management Program Graduates

Data from graduates of the Master of Science in Human Resource Management have been combined for these Student Experience results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni feel about Capella and what general skills and abilities they gained.

Satisfaction With Capella
MS in Human Resource Management Graduates

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Satisfaction with Capella
MS in Human Resource Management Graduates

 I have or intend to recommend Capella: 75%

 I am satisfied with my Capella education: 60%

 Capella gave me the most efficient direct path to completing my degree: 50%

 

Percentage of respondents who answered affirmatively.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2017 – Q1 2018.

Skills & Abilities
MS in Human Resource Management Graduates

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Skills & Abilities
MS in Human Resource Management Graduates

Write clearly, accurately, and professionally; use sources appropriately : 100%

Communicate thoughts and ideas in varied settings : 100%

Show ethical conduct reflecting values and beliefs of discipline : 100%

Show knowledge of field; respect contributions of other fields : 100%

Analyze theoretical issues or investigate real-world phenomena, create knowledge : 100%

Locate, evaluate and communicate information; address legal, professional, other issues : 100%

Critically examine, analyze, and evaluate thinking using intellectual standards and creativity : 100%

Critically evaluate, select, and use discipline-appropriate technology : 100%

Show appreciation for group and individual differences : 100%

Demonstrate effective leadership in diverse environments : 100%

Apply the specialized knowledge associated with professional practice area : 100%

 

Percentage of respondents who rated themselves as "proficient" or "exceptional" on ability to demonstrate the skill or ability on the job.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2017 – Q2 2018.

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"I was learning how to do my job better, more thoroughly, and now I have marketing tools, I have finance tools, strategic planning, being able to put the plan together."

Tiffany Morey, MS

2010 Graduate

School of Business and Technology

Specialization in Organization/Management