Apply the theory, knowledge, and skills gained in the program to real-world challenges as you develop an evidence- and research-based human resources plan for an organization or nonprofit of your choice.
Earn your Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management after completing certain specified courses within the master’s degree program. Gain a valued credential that can help advance your career while still completing your master’s degree. For more information on this program or the transfer of credit policy for this program, please contact an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.
SHRM Virtual Student Chapter
Join Walden’s virtual student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Gain access to a wide network of human resource professionals and stay current on the best practices in the field.
Benefit from coursework that meets the suggested guidelines of SHRM.
Conferences and Real-World Insights
Benefit from access to live streaming presentations of prestigious international events and conferences, such as the World Innovation Forum, World Leadership Forum, World Business Forum, and Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. Learn from today’s most innovative authors, business executives, and thought leaders in our Inspiring Today’s Leaders webinar series.
Enjoy the advantages of automatic registration and textbooks provided as part of your sequenced program.
Accelerated Path to a Doctoral Degree
When you complete your M.S. in Human Resource Management, you may be able to receive credit for four courses when enrolling in the Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) and for two courses when enrolling in the Ph.D. in Management program, which can save you time and money. Call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336 to determine eligibility and learn more.
When you enroll in Walden’s M.S. in Human Resource Management program, you may be eligible to apply for the embedded Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management as you complete specified courses during the degree program.
For more information on this program or the transfer of credit policy for this program, please contact an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.
Which Human Resources Program is Right for You?
If you’re considering entering the field of human resources or want to advance your HR career, consider which features of the following programs best suit your learning style and career aspirations.
- I want to explore theoretical and practical HR concepts that can help my organization achieve its strategic and operational goals.
- I want to learn techniques to facilitate effective position planning, talent selection, placement, compensation and rewards, and retention.
- I want to understand human resource metrics and analytics so that I can make informed decisions to improve the recruitment, training, development, and retention of human resources in my organization.
- I want an entry-level, mid-management, or executive position in human resources, including the areas of compensation and benefits, labor relations, recruitment, and training and development.
- I want to prepare for a more senior-level position in human resource management and contribute to the long-term strategy and success of my organization.
- I want to gain a practical, integrated approach to management.
- As I gain an integrated perspective, I want to develop my personal management skills to oversee budgets, resources, systems, and information.
- I want to discover the strategic role of human resources in helping organizations gain a competitive advantage.
- I want to become a manager and leader across functional areas and teams.
- I want a management or executive position in which I work with others to strategically and effectively oversee projects, processes, and operations on a consulting basis or as an account manager, department manager, program manager, area manager, or plant manager.
- I want to gain discipline-based knowledge within multiple functional areas, such as marketing, accounting, information technology, and finance.
- I want to develop courses of action based on analyses, plans, and decisions within specific contexts.
- I want to gain the skills to lead a high-functioning team and counsel senior management on key personnel issues.
- I want to direct a functional area within an organization.
- I want to assume a leadership position in which I direct others to form and implement decisions.
- I want to build my knowledge across disciplines.
- I want to develop courses of action by leading, motivating, and influencing people and by establishing a context for problem solving.
- I want to gain a strategic view of human resource management programs and how they align with organizational goals.
- I want to build teams and provide leadership across an organization.
- I want a leadership position in which I can help others move toward new or shared goals as I identify ways to implement solutions together.
Transfer of Credits
If you hold any of the following certifications, you may be able to apply credits toward the M.S. in Human Resource Management:
- Professional in Human Resources (PHR)
- Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
- Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR)
If you hold one or more of the following degrees from Walden, you may be able to apply credit toward courses in the M.S. in Human Resource Management: