2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) 
    
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2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MS in Human Resource Management (students beginning program Fall 2019 or later)


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The MS in Human Resource Management (HRM) program has been designed for learners who may want to pursue a career in HRM as well as HRM professionals who choose to expand their skills and knowledge. The program offers two tracks: Track I is designed for those who are newer to the HRM field and need a comprehensive perspective on HRM, while Track II is intended for those with more experience who want to customize their program of study to align with this experience and their career interests.

The program adopts a human capital perspective throughout. Learners prepare to oversee, develop, and manage the human capital of small to large organizations, thereby addressing the vital roles of the human resource (HR) professional in both operational and strategic settings. Students have the opportunity to develop and enhance critical management, strategic, organizational, and analytical skills. Through simulation experiences of reality-based scenarios as well as traditional curricula, learners consider best practices and emerging trends in the specializations found within HRM. The program of study aligns with the competencies curriculum specified by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

 

Note: The MS in Human Resource Management program is offered in two different learning modalities: the course-based modality and the competency-based modality, Tempo Learning®.

Note: Students who begin their program in Fall 2019 or later undertake the redesigned MS in Human Resource Management curriculum below. Students enrolled prior to Fall 2019 continue under the previous program of study .

Learning Outcomes


  1. Demonstrate human resources knowledge in relation to being an internal strategic partner.
  2. Evaluate the strategic role of human resources in creating organizational capacity and agility.
  3. Examine the role of human resources in legal and regulatory compliance of an organization.
  4. Appraise the role of human resources in change management.
  5. Evaluate the role of human resources in facilitating social change opportunities.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of human resource leadership responsibilities as an internal strategic partner.

Competency-Based Education


In addition to the course-based option described below, students can choose to earn their MS in Human Resource Management through the competency-based education modality. Upon successful completion of program requirements, students will earn the same Walden degree in either modality. See the MS in Human Resource Management (Competency Based)  page for program details.

Course-Based Program


Track I


Degree Requirements


  • 30 total semester credits
  • Core courses (27 sem. cr.)
  • Capstone course (3 sem. cr.)

Curriculum


Track II (for certified HR professionals)


Degree Requirements


  • 30 total semester credits
  • Core courses (12 sem. cr.)
  • Elective courses (15 sem. cr.)
  • Capstone course (3 sem. cr.)

Curriculum


Course Sequence (Track II)


The recommended course sequence is as follows:

Semester Course Credits
1    3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.
2    3 sem. cr.
   3 sem. cr.
3 Elective 3 sem. cr.
Elective 3 sem. cr.
4 Elective 3 sem. cr.
Elective 3 sem. cr.
5 Elective 3 sem. cr.
  OR
  
3 sem. cr.

 

Note on Accreditation


At the master’s level, Walden University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA), MS in Accounting, and MS in Finance are the only programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The MS in Human Resource Management program is not accredited by the ACBSP. Please visit our Accreditation  page to see the list of Walden accreditations.

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