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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.

Outcome goals and graduates' proficiency levels

A new capstone course was launched in 2016 and we have not collected enough information to publish learning outcome data for this program.

2017-2018 Demonstration of Program Outcomes

Master of Science in Human Resource Management

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Apply foundational disciplines of human resource management to be an effective HR practitioner.

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Employ strategic thinking and business acumen in order to be an effective strategic partner.

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Utilize leadership, change management, and consultation in the roles of an HR practitioner.

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Apply and interpret the law and the legal responsibilities of a human resource manager.

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Analyze data and metrics to support and evaluate HR programs.

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Apply the SHRM code of ethics to decision making and practice.

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Communicate in a manner that is appropriate for the profession.

Capella Learning and Career Outcomes - MS in Human Resource Management Outcomes

Outcome Demonstrations
Source: Aggregated faculty judgments of learner demonstration of program outcomes from Q2 2017 — Q1 2018 capstone courses.

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 affirmed that 3 Capella Human Resource Management specializations, including the MS General Human Resource Management specialization, 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. Organizational Performance Results are available.
  • Capella's HR specializations at the MS, MBA, and BS levels are highly relevant and reflect the guidelines outlined by the leading association for HR professionals.
  • In 2006, and again in 2008, Capella was recognized as one of the top 5 SHRM® Learning System® providers online.

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.

Expense, completion, & career information (Gainful Employment)

Capella believes in being clear about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree The Gainful Employment disclosures, required by the US Department of Education (ED) (under 34 CFR 688.6), provide some information about completion, expenses, and occupations. Most of our students are part-time so they might not take a full course load or attend all 4 quarters each year. We took that into account in calculating these data. For example, we define program length for certificates and master's and doctoral degrees as the number of calendar quarters it takes a typical student to complete a program. The ED has defined time to complete for a bachelor's degree as 4 years. Program cost is based on the specific pricing structure for each program which is either a cost per credit or a cost per active quarter.

Other related information may be found on the Learning Outcomes, Career Outcomes, and Student Experience tabs on this page.

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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