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You’re able to follow trends and anticipate change before it happens. Use these skills to help an organization stay ahead of the curve and always functioning at top efficiency.

In your role with an organization, you will help leaders meet current and future needs in staffing, training, and creating effective policies and procedures. The courses in this program cover key elements that contribute to high performance and organizational effectiveness within the framework of a public or private labor base.

In this program, you will use real-world applications to design and execute successful management systems, understand the administrative functions of human resource management, and understand the recruitment, staffing, evaluation, and development of employees in a high-performance workplace.



This program consists of four graduate online human resource performance courses for a total of 12 credit hours.

  • HRM500 Managing Human Resources
    This course provides students with knowledge regarding the function of Human Resource Management (HRM). Students will review basic HRM concepts and functions. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to enhance their preexisting business/industry knowledge through exploring the behavioral competencies and knowledge required for HRM professionals. Students will understand the function of HRM from a leadership, interpersonal, and business perspective.
  • ORG521 Managing Dynamic Environments
    In this course, students will examine the factors and theories of effective change leadership. Students learn strategies, structures, and techniques for facilitating organizational change for competitive success in today's dynamic business environment.
  • HRM540 Maximizing Human Capital
    This course explores the value, utilization, and development of human capital, with a specific concentration on structuring an organization and developing innovative training programs that maximize organizational and human potential. Students explore strategies human resource professionals can utilize to raise employee motivation and job satisfaction, as well as assist employees in achieving the proper life/work balance. A key focus is to research concepts and practices that adapt organizational structures and processes to better conform to, utilize, and take advantage of employee potential. Recommended Prior Course: HRM500.
  • HRM550 Strategic Labor Relations
    This course provides a comprehensive and exhaustive analysis of labor relations in terms of its history, regulations, and current environment. The broader relationship between unions, organizations, and employees is explored, along with dispute and conflict resolution techniques including grievances and arbitration. This course addresses the importance of teams and managing diversity through unique dialogue and a collaborative lens. Students learn to enhance and promote diversity as managers and leaders and effectively resolve conflict and disputes in a variety of complex scenarios. This course is an equivalent of HRM516 and MGT516; earning credit for both courses is not permissible.


A specialization in Human Resource Performance pairs well with the following:

Why You Should Consider a Graduate Specialization

Customize your master’s degree with a specialization that fits your professional aspirations and personal ambitions. Just add four additional, upper-division courses to your degree program, and gain skills in a related subject that complements your degree. Much like a minor, or degree concentration, a graduate specialization allows you the opportunity to examine an additional area of interest. Add a specialization to your master’s degree to showcase career-specific skills that meet your professional goals.

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