Management Master's - Human Resources Management

Management Master's - Human Resources Management
Master of Science in Management with a Concentration in Human Resources Management
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Overview
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Human Resources Management Master's Overview

Put people first with a concentration in Human Resources Management

ECPI University's Human Resources Management Concentration focuses on managing an organization’s most valuable resource: its people. Human Resources Management is the act of overseeing all of the employees and administrative functions within an organization, while ensuring business practices stay compliant and ethical.  

Human Resources Management is a valued field of work and is essential to the overall success of an organization. After all, an organization is only as good as the people behind it.  Successful human resources managers possess certain character traits that are in high demand. If you possess most of these qualities, a concentration in Human Resources Management could be for you:

  • Ability to multi-task
  • Motivational
  • Leader
  • Empathetic
  • Creative
  • Ethical
  • Punctual
  • Problem solver 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of human resources managers could grow 9 percent by 2026.

Through ECPI’s year-round schedule, you could earn a Master of Science Degree in Management with a Concentration in Human Resources Management in as little as 15 months.

Curriculum

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

27 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
MGT520Organizational Behavior and Leadership3
MGT524Ethics and Corporate Responsibility3
MGT528Business Research and Analysis3
MGT532Organizational Change and Development3
MGT560Strategic Human Resources Management3
MGT575Modern Management Models3
MGT585Cultural Issues in Management3
MGT604Management and Strategy3
MGT615Management Capstone3

Concentration Requirements

Homeland Security Management

9 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
HLS580Constitutional Issues in Homeland Security3
HLS584Local Management of Homeland Security Incidents3
HLS588Managing Technical Resources3

Human Resources Management

9 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
MGT590Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS)3
MGT645Human Resource Management Compliance3
MGT648Talent Management3

Organizational Leadership

9 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
MGT625Essentials of Leadership3
MGT635Open Source Leadership3
MGT648Talent Management3
Program Description

This concentration focuses on compliance and the regulatory environment from a legal perspective, the strategic partnerships and goals that serve to motivate and incentivize a contemporary workforce, and the digital tools and systems used to manage human capital. Students will have the opportunity to develop culturally conscious leadership and human resource management strategies that promote effective business operations.

Course topics will cover:

  • Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS)
  • Human Resource Management Compliance
  • Talent Management

With a concentration in Human Resource Management, students should gain the knowledge to: 

  • Understand compliance and protocol as it relates to the organization.
  • Coordinate administrative tasks in a global professional environment.
  • Develop various strategies to manage multiple people at the same time.
  • Understand technology systems that can aid in job functions.
  • Apply knowledge of conflict/resolution strategies.
  • Analyze data as it relates to the success of the organization.
Possible Career Track

Where could a concentration in Human Resources Management take me? Potential career tracks include:

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Fiscal Monitoring Specialist
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Benefit Analyst
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Business Executive
Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master of Science in Management, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply strategic, tactical and operational knowledge to key business functions in support of organizational mission and vision. 
  • Employ research methods, information and organizational knowledge to make viable business decisions that expand competitive advantage. 
  • Design an efficient, integrated organizational structure leveraging human resources, technology and innovative techniques. 
  • Develop culturally conscious leadership and human resource management strategies that promote effective business operations. 
  • Demonstrate ethical, organizational and managerial responsibility.

The Human Resources Management concentration focuses on managing an organization’s most valuable resource:  its people.  This concentration focuses on compliance and the regulatory environment from a legal perspective, the strategic partnerships and goals that serve to motivate and incentivize a contemporary workforce, and the digital tools and systems used to manage human capital.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are able to: 

  • Analyze regulatory issues to ensure compliance in legal settings. 
  • Evaluate strategies for managing human resources in a global environment. 
  • Demonstrate professional communication techniques for small and large audiences, including written, electronic and interpersonal conversation.
  • Apply technologies and systems for managing the different functions of human resource departments.

This Program is offered Online only, learn more about the Online Degrees available at ECPI University.