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Master of Science in Human Resources Management

Dr. Cheryl Noll, Dean, College of Business, Human Resources Management

The role of Human Resources has evolved. As many people working in the field know, strategic Human Resources Management (HRM) is not just about hiring and firing, it’s about applying the principles of leadership to help companies grow and succeed. Throughout the program, the MS in Human Resources Management program focuses on how to meet organizational goals by managing human capital and applying best-practice. South University Austin's Masters of Science in Human Resources Management (HRM) degree program explores the many roles successful HR Management professionals must master, including key topics such as: employment and labor laws, generally accepted business and ethical principles, HR planning and measurement, and consultative approaches to change management.

This graduate-level degree program is open to students who have earned a Bachelor’s degree in any field of study and is designed for working professionals.

Course Requirements

Master of Science in Human Resources Management: 48 Credits
HRM5000 Strategic Human Resource Management, 4 Credit Hours
HRM5010 Human Resource Planning, 4 Credit Hours
HRM5020 Labor Laws and Ethical Standards, 4 Credit Hours
HRM5030 Organizational Staffing, 4 Credit Hours
HRM5040 Classification, Compensation, and Benefits, 4 Credit Hours
HRM5050 Performance Management, 4 Credit Hours
HRM5060 Training and Development, 4 Credit Hours
HRM5070 Labor Unions, Workplace Safety, and Security, 4 Credit Hours
HRM6000 International Human Resources Management, 4 Credit Hours
HRM6010 Metrics and Measurement of Human Resources Management, 4 Credit Hours
HRM6999 Capstone in Human Resources Management, 4 Credit Hours

Elective (Choose one course from the following):

HRM5090 Internal Consulting, 4 Credit Hours
HRM5080 Internship in Human Resources Management, 4 Credit Hours
Note(s):

South University, Online Program Offerings may not be available to residents of all states.  Please contact an admissions representative for further information.

Admission Requirements

Please see the South University academic catalog for program specific admissions requirements.

Outcomes

By the end of the program the student should be able to:

  • Evaluate strategic HRM practices and procedures in a systematic manner, including employee and labor relations, workplace safety, health and security, and global programs in terms of human and financial impact (direct and indirect) on the organization and in consideration of the local, national and global environment.
  • Apply ethical principles, generally accepted business practices, and employment and labor laws with stakeholders in the decision- making process about HR policies, practices, or initiatives.
  • Demonstrate the contribution of human resource planning, management and diversity initiatives to organizational stakeholders using generally accepted HR metrics and measurements.
  • Define staffing (recruitment and selection), training and development, retention and performance management concepts, processes and policies as part of an integrated whole, and not as an isolated functional area of HRM to develop programs that meet broader organizational needs and enable the organization to maintain a competitive advantage.
  • Develop classification, compensation, and benefits both direct and indirect that meet the strategies and constraints of the organization and its environments.
  • Analyze organizational development and change management principles using consultative approaches to realize the Human Resources vision through effective organizational leadership.
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Erika Wiggins Grad Alumni
Class of '11
Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

“I'm recognizing more about what I'm really capable of at South University. When you have education, you have a foundation, and you have something that will propel you to growth and strength in the world.”

Endora Todd 2004
Endora Todd Grad Alumni
Class of '04
Bachelor of Business Administration

“The organization serves a unique population of students who see value in small class sizes, individual attention and support before, during and after graduation”

La'Sondrick Bridges 2011
La'Sondrick Bridges Grad Alumni
Class of '11
Master of Business Administration

“After talking it through, I realized I could go to school and work full time as well They really care about you and want you to succeed.”

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Leah N. Williams Grad Alumni
Class of '09
Master of Business Administration

“A few years ago, I decided that I wanted to take my career to the next level and realized that an MBA would allow me to achieve that goal. When I first showed interest in South University, I met my admissions officer, Shakeara Hudson. She made the application process as easy as possible, and then she checked on me continuously while I was a student just to make sure I was on track to complete my MBA. She even attended my graduation ceremony and spoke with me afterwards.”

Tom Andrew 2012
Tom Andrew Grad Alumni
Class of '12
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

“What has helped me the most at South University has been the flexibility. I've taken classes online and on campus. I will complete my last class in the spring and graduate in June 2012.”

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