Gain the organizational development skills you need to secure a competitive advantage for your company. Your future as a strategic HR leader is waiting.
Invest in your long-term career success with an MS in Human Resource Management degree from Walden. A master’s in human resource management program focuses on harnessing the power of people to meet complex business goals and challenges.
Walden’s MS in Human Resource Management program offers two paths to completion:
Track I: Choose this track if you do not have a recognized human resource professional certification.
Track II: Choose this option if you’re an experienced HR professional and would like to tailor your program to your goals and interests.
You’ve got choices with Walden’s MS in Human Resource Management program. If you’re looking for hands-on experience as an HR strategist, opt for our traditional capstone format. If your focus is pursuing SHRM certification, the Meeting SHRM Competencies capstone can help set you up for success.
Learn how today’s HR leaders can make significant contributions to the executive strategic planning process. Discuss how to align human resource strategies with the organization’s overarching business goals. Examine how HR can help create a competitive advantage in order to drive organizational success.
Explore the content outlined in the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (BoCK)™. Work on mastering all SHRM competencies within the four SHRM Certified Professional modules: HR Competencies, People, Organization, and Workplace. Take a sample exam reflecting actual SHRM certification exams.
Whether you want to be a functional specialist or HR leader, Walden’s master's in human resource management program positions you for the next level of your career. We’ve combined practical learning experiences and SHRM-aligned coursework to put you at the forefront of an evolving field. Gain the advanced skills you need to be a business change-maker and blaze a successful path forward.
Graduates of Walden’s online MS in Human Resource Management program will be prepared to:
Between high-tech advances, changing workforce demographics, and fluctuating economic conditions, the human resources field is undergoing a transformation. This spells opportunity for employees with the specialized knowledge and skills to lead their company through these sea changes.
Employment of human resource managers is expected to grow 9% from 2016 to 2026—particularly in new and expanding companies.1 HR managers will also be needed to help organizations navigate complex and ever-evolving employment laws.
An MS in Human Resource Management from Walden can empower you to think bigger and go further. You'll be competitively positioned for a variety of opportunities in HR as well as other areas of business. Potential career options include:
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this online MS in HRM degree program.
A Walden MS in Human Resource management degree can potentially lead to higher earnings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual wage for human resource managers was $113,300 in May 2018.1
My social responsibility is lived out each day as I work in the community in the poorest wards in the Washington, DC, area and throughout Maryland. I help underrepresented and unemployed citizens find work and obtain training.
As a human resource professional, I am passionate about helping others reach their full potential through effective training and development. I decided to pursue a second master’s degree and felt the program at Walden was aligned with my professional goal: to enhance my leadership skills to secure a leadership role within the organization.
The mentorship at Walden has been the greatest value. It’s consistent, ongoing, empowering, and encouraging. It’s a network that has provided a wealth of resources.
1Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Human Resources Managers. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth, and are subject to change.