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Human Resources Strategic Management Degree - Master of Science

Degree Overview

Organizations are expecting human resources leaders to be capable and confident in providing strategic value to the success of the enterprise. Whether you’re looking to gain new skills to increase your leadership opportunities and positively shape your organization’s future, or if you are ready to embark on a new career; choose Bellevue University’s Master of Science in Human Resources Strategic Management.

The Master of Science in Human Resources Strategic Management examines the responsibilities of a human resources leader, with emphasis on becoming a strategic partner with executives and departments within an organization. You will learn how analytics can be developed, analyzed, and utilized to support and promote human capital and other organizational initiatives and investments.

This degree is offered in the cohort format. This means you will take one course at a time, either online or in class, one night a week. You’ll progress from start to finish with a tight-knit group of peers who each contribute unique professional backgrounds and experiences. And after registering just once, you will have your entire degree plan laid out.

Learning Outcomes

Bellevue University’s Master of Science in Human Resources Strategic Management will prepare you to be a strategic leader within your organization.

Areas of study include:

  • The Fundamentals of HR Management
  • Human Resources Law
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Global HR Management
  • Contemporary Issues in Human Resources Management
  • Talent Management – Recruitment and Development
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • HR Metrics, Evaluation, and Action Planning
  • Strategic Business Partnerships

Your degree path will culminate with a Capstone Project, in which you will develop a strategic plan for a human resources department. You will analyze an organization from the various functional areas within human resources, conduct in-depth research of the human resources field, and prepare material designed to aid you in your human resources career.

Career Opportunities

With the recovering economy, the demand for human resources managers is increasing. As of January 2014, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), as well as O*NET, says the need for HR Managers is projected to grow by 10% between 2010 and 2020.

Common jobs for someone with this type of degree include human resources manager, compensation or benefit analyst, and training and development manager. You will most likely work in an office environment.

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