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Master of Science in Human Resource 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 Tampa'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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Jennifer Hunter Atkinson Grad Alumni
Class of '16
Bachelor of Business Administration

“South has undoubtedly played a pivotal role in steering my life into a direction I’m proud of. Through the last two years, I have gained tremendous support from my professors and I feel part of a community that challenges me to achieve personal and professional goals.”

Jefferson Reid 2012
Jefferson Reid Grad Alumni
Class of '12
Bachelor of Business Administration

“I wanted to stay in project management, but I knew my associate’s degree in aviation technology wouldn’t allow me to get where I wanted to be. A business degree was most relevant to the experience I had gained in the workforce. South University professors do a good job of teaching the concepts and then combining them.”

Annette Tornberg 2013
Annette Tornberg Grad Alumni
Class of '13
Associate of Sceince in Business Administration

“I feel that if I did not go back to school to further my education, my job search would not have come to this conclusion. I attended college twice in my twenties, but dropped out due to lack of enthusiasm. Going back to school and completing it online is why I am now finally employed. Don’t give up. You are never too old to learn.”

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Lauren Elsberry Grad Alumni
Class of '12
MBA in Healthcare Administration

“This program has helped make me better. It improved my time management. It improved my organization. I think because of its accelerated pace, it created those unexpected benefits. The classes I have taken in the AMBA program are relevant to my new position. I know my degree was something they looked at. South University has a good reputation; people have heard of it.”

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”

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