This specialization combines the essentials of functional human resource management with elements of strategic human resources. This specialization is designed for students who are mid-career professionals and want to transition from human resource generalists or functional human resource specialists to roles with more strategic responsibilities. Students explore legal and regulatory issues used to facilitate effective decisions on behalf of the organization. Students also work to develop skills in leadership, team building, and diversity management. At the end of the program, the capstone course examines core management challenges faced by general human resource managers.