Organizational Strategy

If you’re an experienced human resources professional preparing for a more senior-level position, this specialization can help you gain the tools and skills you need to contribute to your organization’s long-term strategy and success. Study ways to become involved in executive-level decision making and policy for human resource management. Explore how to deploy strategic and systems thinking capabilities to analyze issues in critical areas such as succession planning and mergers and acquisitions. At the culmination of your program, you can complete a hands-on capstone course that examines strategic challenges faced by executives in human resource management.

This specialization can help you prepare for senior management or executive-level HR positions:

  • Senior Specialist Management
    • Talent acquisition
    • Talent management
    • Total Rewards
    • Safety, health, wellness, and security
    • HR information systems (HRIS) planning
    • Labor contract negotiations
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
    • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Organizational effectiveness
    • Organizational design/development
    • Long-range organizational strategy

Completion Requirements

  • 39 total semester credits
    • Core courses (27 sem. cr.)
    • Specialization courses (9 sem. cr.)
    • Capstone (3 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 6677 Course Competing in the Global Economy Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MHRM 6610 Course Aligning Human Resources With Business Operations Credits (3 sem. cr.)
Course Code MHRM 6640 Course The Role of Human Resources in Mergers and Acquisitions Credits (3 sem. cr.)
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