Functional Human Resource Management

If you are ready to begin a career or broaden your functional skills in the field of human resource management, this specialization provides a solid foundation. Study ways to create an environment that nurtures productivity and growth. Discover how organizations can use training and development, effective compensation models, and employee recognition programs to improve individual performance. At the culmination of your program, you can complete a capstone course that reviews functional decision making in the human resource management environment.

This specialization can help you prepare for entry-level and mid-level positions in:

  • Employee recruitment, staffing, and workforce planning
  • Training and educational program development
  • Compensation, benefits, and rewards administration
  • Employee relations or labor relations
  • Safety, health, wellness, and security
  • HR information systems (HRIS)
  • HR metrics

Completion Requirements

  • 39 total semester credits
    • Core courses (27 sem. cr.)
    • Capstone (3 sem. cr.)
    • Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.)

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 855-646-5286.

The program’s courses are delivered online in a prescribed sequence.

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code MHRM 6100 Course Foundations of Human Capital Development Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MHRM 6110 Course Talent Management Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MHRM 6120 Course Human Resource Metrics Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MHRM 6600 Course Performance Management Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MHRM 6130 Course Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MHRM 6140 Course Budgeting and Resource Allocation Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MHRM 6605 Course Strategic Human Resource Management Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MHRM 6635 Course Managing Business Partner Relationships Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MHRM 6645 Course Building Organizational Capacity Through Succession Planning Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MHRM 6900 Course Capstone: Human Resource Planning in Action Credits (3 sem. cr.)

Specialization Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code MHRM 6625 Course Building Human Capital Through Training and Development Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MHRM 6615 Course Legal and Regulatory Environment of Human Resource Management Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MHRM 6630 Course Benefits and Compensation Credits (3 sem. cr.)
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