Human Resource Management

Explore key practices and strategies for developing, managing, recruiting, and leading staff. The Human Resource Management specialization offers the organizational knowledge and leadership skills needed to advise and advance in this diverse field, plus practical approaches for managing talent, measuring employee performance, and leading high-functioning teams.

Completion Requirements

  • 39 total semester credits
    • Core courses (24 sem. cr.)
    • Elective core course (3 sem. cr.)
    • Capstone courses (3 sem. cr.)
    • Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.)

Transfer of Credit: Students may be eligible to transfer up to 15 credits. Students who have earned a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) or Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) designation may be eligible to apply four credits to the Human Resource Management specialization.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 844-768-0610.

Course Sequence

The courses are delivered in a prescribed sequence. Each 16-week semester includes two consecutive 8-week courses. In addition, for students with a non-business undergraduate degree, the first semester includes a self-paced Business Essentials course designed to increase success throughout the degree program.

Semester Course Code Course Credits
Semester 1 Course Code WMBA 4990 Course Business Essentials Credits (0 sem. cr.)
Semester 1 Course Code WMBA 6000 Course Dynamic Leadership Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Semester 1 Course Code WMBA 6010 Course Managing People and Promoting Collaboration Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Semester 2 Course Code WMBA 6020 Course Fostering a Culture of Innovation Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Semester 2 Course Code WMBA 6030 Course Managing Business Information Systems Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Choose 1 course from below:
Semester 3 Course Code WMBA 6695
or
WMBA 6677
or
WMBA 6675
or
WMBA 6635
or
WMBA 6601
Course Communication for Leaders and Managers

Competing in the Global Economy

Critical Thinking for Effective Management

Harnessing the Power of Data and Information

Managing First Things First
Credits (3 sem. cr.)

(3 sem. cr.)

(3 sem. cr.)

(3 sem. cr.)

(3 sem. cr.)
Semester 3 Course Code WMBA 6040 Course Improving Business Performance Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Semester 4 Course Code WMBA 6050 Course Accounting for Management Decision Making Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Semester 4 Course Code WMBA 6060 Course Marketing for Competitiveness Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Semester 5 Course Code WMBA 6070 Course Managerial Finance Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Semester 5 Course Code WMBA 6990 Course Capstone: Sustainable Business Practices and Strategies Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Semester 6 Course Code WMBA 6610 Course Talent Management Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Semester 6 Course Code WMBA 6613 Course Human Resource Metrics Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Semester 7 Course Code WMBA 6617 Course Performance Management Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Time to completion and cost are not estimates of individual experience and will vary based on individual factors applicable to the student. Factors may be programmatic or academic such as tuition and fee increases and/or the student’s transfer credits accepted by Walden; program or specialization changes; unsuccessful course completion; credit load per term; part-time vs. fulltime enrollment; writing, research and editing skills; use of external data for their doctoral study/dissertation; and individual progress in the program. Other factors may include personal issues such as the student’s employment obligations; care giving responsibilities or health issues; leaves of absence; or other personal circumstances.
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