Master - Organizational Leadership: Human Resources Management

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Are you interested in preparing for a leadership position that allows you to oversee staffing, recruitment, and employee development? If so, then Northcentral University's Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Human Resources Management could help you develop the skills you'll need. Find out more about this online master's degree program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

As a student in Northcentral University's MS in Organizational Leadership program with a specialization in Human Resources Management, you have the chance to study organizational leadership theories as well as various aspects of human resources management. Core courses allow you to learn about leadership theories, organizational behavior, data analysis, and ethical decision-making. Topics addressed in the specialization courses include HR laws and policies, staffing models, employment trends, current human resources issues in the global workforce, and the relationships between an organization, human resource capital, and leadership. You must complete a capstone course before graduating.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should have strong communication and leadership skills if you are interested in applying to NCU's MS in Organizational Leadership program with a specialization in Human Resources Management. You could also have some human resources knowledge or business experience. All applicants to Northcentral University's graduate programs should have already earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; some programs have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program, you must complete 30 credit hours. Eighteen credits will be from required foundational courses, 9 credits will be from specialization courses of your choice, and three credits will be from a research project.

Course CodeCourse Name
Required Foundational Courses
MSOL 5000 Leadership Development and Practice
MSOL 5102Ethics and Decision Making
MSOL 5103People, Processes, and Organizational Health
MSOL 5104Leadership: Change, Crises, and Communication
MSOL 5105Leadership and Organization Strategy
MSOL 5106Understanding Data
Specialization Courses
MSOL 5901 Recruitment and Human Resources Information Systems
MSOL 5902Supervisory Concepts and Practices
MSOL 5903Legal Issues in Human Resources Management
Capstone Course
MSOL 5110 Capstone Professional Project

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

The Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program with a specialization in Human Resources Management could prepare you to seek additional responsibilities in your current HR role or to seek new management level positions. Some of the possible jobs that you may consider include:

  • Director of human resources
  • Human resources consultant
  • Human resources manager
  • Staffing manager
  • Labor relations director