MS in Management: Human Resources

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Kaplan University's Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Human Resources program offer students the opportunity to study human and organizational development theories and practices. Learn more about the Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Human Resources program at Kaplan University here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of program is it?

The Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Human Resources program at Kaplan University, which is offered online, is designed to focus on management theories and practices. Students have the opportunity to study business communications, action research, consulting skills, and strategic financial analysis. Students also have the opportunity to examine strategic human resource management, employment law, training, development, strategic reward systems, recruitment, and selection. Students complete an applied research project where they have the chance to combine theories and practical application.

What are the prerequisites?

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree before enrolling in Kaplan University's Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Human Resources program. In addition, applicants should also want to work with employees and hold a high school diploma or GED. Since the program is offered online, applicants need access to a computer.

What are the course requirements?

Kaplan University's Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Human Resources program consists of 56 credits. Students complete 40 core requirement credits and 16 specialization credits. Specific course requirements could change. If you are interested in enrolling in Kaplan University, speak to an Admissions Advisor.

Core Requirements

  • Business Communications
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Management Theories and Practices I
  • Management Theories and Practices II
  • Leadership Theory and Practice I
  • Leadership Theory and Practice II
  • Organizational Excellence and Change
  • Action Research and Consulting Skills
  • Strategic Financial Analysis
  • Applied Research Project

Human Resources Specialization Courses

  • Employment Law
  • Training and Development
  • Strategic Reward Systems
  • Recruitment and Selection

What could I do after I graduate?

Career Opportunities

After earning the Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Human Resources from Kaplan University, graduates could be prepared to pursue management positions in the human resources field. Responsibilities could include occupational safety, employee benefits, hiring, or staff development.

Positions that graduates could pursue include*:

  • Compensation manager
  • Employee benefits manager
  • Employer relations representative
  • Employment and placement manager
  • Human resources consultant
  • Human resources director
  • Job analyst
  • Personnel manager
  • Recruitment specialist
  • Training specialist