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Master in Human Resources

Master of Science in
Human Resource Management

Earn your Master of Science in Human Resource Management to achieve your full career potential. Among online human resource management schools, Ashworth College is top notch. Your Masters in HR prepares you to excel as a human resources leader. Graduate ready to attain a high-profile position.

  • Prerequisite: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Study Method: Textbooks with Online Lessons & Exams
  • Program Length: 6 to 12 Months per Semester (Total 3 Semesters)

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  What You'll Learn

The Master’s in Human Resources Management degree program is comprised of an orientation and 12 graduate-credit courses, each with its own clear, comprehensive learning guide. Each masters in hr course features a series of hands-on activities and research projects that challenge you to meld information gleaned from the texts, independent research and outside sources to explore real-world health care problems. Ashworth College is your top choice for masters in hr schools because you learn at home at your own pace, and we fully prepare you for professional roles in a variety of businesses, government agencies and non-profits. Key topics pertain to…

  • Strategic Hiring Practices
  • Contemporary Issues in Staffing and Recruiting
  • Training and Development Techniques
  • Managing Compensation and Employee Benefits
  • International Human Resource Management

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Semester 1

MR600 - MHR Orientation  

MR600 is designed to assist you, the new student, as you once again enter the academic world to earn your master’s degree in Human Resource Management (HRM). Throughout this orientation, you will learn the concepts and requirements necessary for successful completion of the activities and projects required in the graduate credit courses.
This orientation introduces you to the ProQuest Library, providing guidance on how to conduct basic and advanced searches for various types of publications and resources. You will gain an understanding of the differences between scholarly journals and trade magazines. You will learn how to evaluate the information for authorship, bias, content, publisher, and referral to other sources, while addressing problems with and usefulness of the information. The elements of research will be presented and you will be exposed to the appropriate formats for reporting detailed information. These formats include an annotated bibliography, abstracts, executive summaries, literature review, APA formatting style, writing reports, and presentation scripts.
This orientation concludes with an overview of the field of human resources management by identifying and discussing important areas such as training, compensation, and legal and safety issues. Additionally, you will research career opportunities available to the human resource professional.
Credit Hours: non-credit

MR601 - Survey of Human Resource Management  

Link human resource activities to business strategies. Examine specific management challenges faced by actual firms and the role of human resources. Learn about recruitment, employment planning and forecasting, testing, interviewing, training, organizing teams, appraising performance, compensation, financial incentives, benefits, labor relations, collective bargaining and more.
Credit Hours: 3

MR630 - Staffing and Recruiting  

In this course, the major challenges of recruiting and staffing in today’s labor market are discussed. The staffing function is presented to include modeling, strategies, job analysis, retention, and legal compliance. The major federal enactments that impact staffing decisions are explained. Both internal and external recruitment and selection are also reviewed, with key topics of measurement and decision making emphasized.
Credit Hours: 3

MR632 - Training and Development  

This course provides a comprehensive overview of training and development. Topics include: what training involves, the importance of training, the role training plays in attracting, motivating, promoting and retaining employees, how training helps a company gain a competitive advantage, the roles that the H.R. manager plays in training, training methods, needs assessment, instructional design, creating a training environment, how to evaluate a training program, the role that training plays in employee development, ethics and legal issues in training, diversity and cross-cultural training.
Credit Hours: 3

MB661 - Leadership and Motivation  

Develop your leadership potential. Discover the qualities, talents, and vision that leaders need to survive and grow in a changing world. You'll examine how today's theories of leadership and motivation have evolved, and how leadership concepts and motivational techniques are applied in a wide variety of business environments. Case studies reveal how executives and other decision makers lead, motivate and succeed.
Credit Hours: 3

Semester 2

MB650 - Legal Issues of Employment  

As an overview of the legal environment of the workplace, this course examines the federal and state laws that impact the personnel function and the practical application of these laws in the workplace setting. Among the topics addressed are equal employment and affirmative action, employee benefits, workplace privacy, compensation, safety, and unions. A study of diversity issues in the workplace, including the relationship between diversity and legal regulation, is included.
Credit Hours: 3

MR637 - Compensation Management  

This course involves the study of compensation theory, research, and practice. The initial topics focus on the roles of strategic alignment, internal consistency, and external competitiveness in a pay system. The course proceeds with an in-depth examination of how pay can be used to manage performance within an organization. Consideration will be given to how pay plans differ across special groups, unions, and international borders. Finally, issues related to legal compliance and compensation administration will be discussed.
Credit Hours: 3

MR638 - Employment Benefits  

This course is designed to provide an in-depth presentation of employee benefits. It includes discussions of both legally required and discretionary plans. In the chapters on legally required benefits, the course concentrates on Social Security, Unemployment Insurance, and Workmen’s Compensation. The sections on discretionary benefits include material on medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plans, executive benefits and paid time-off plans. The administrative and legal implications of employee benefit programs are discussed.
Credit Hours: 3

MS645 - Workplace Security  

This course provides an overview of the workplace security function, combining both physical and information security in great detail. The corporate security manager’s role and responsibilities in maintaining a safe working environment are examined. Among the topics covered are: corporate threats and vulnerabilities, workplace violence, security strategies and functions, leadership, ethics, premises liability. A discussion of the technological trends in workplace security is included. A mythical corporation is used to clarify the application methods presented.
Credit Hours: 3

Semester 3

MR635 - Labor Relations  

This course is a survey of labor relations and collective bargaining in the private and public sectors. The history of the American labor movement is reviewed, as well as the laws that regulate the relationship between employers and unions. Among the topics studied are the process of establishing a bargaining unit, negotiating a collective bargaining agreement, administration of the agreement, union and employer unfair labor practices, and arbitration. This course addresses theory behind these topics and how this theory is applied in actual situations.
Credit Hours: 3

MI606 - International Human Resource Management  

This course will cover both the practical and theoretical aspects of international human resource management (IHRM). From a practical perspective, we will address the role that IHRM plays in assisting companies with the dilemmas of coordination and conflict in international firms, alliances, and acquisition integration. Theoretically, the course will emphasize the cultural context of managing the many contradictions and dualities confronting international firms.
Credit Hours: 3

MR651 - Business and HRM Ethics  

This course is designed to facilitate ethical decision making for both the individual and in the business world. Issues and practices of business ethics are reviewed in domestic and international situations. Ethical issues are studied in academic and applied contexts, using both legal and philosophical methods. After successfully completing this course, students will understand how they can apply ethical principles to a variety of issues, as well as be able to formulate a personal standard of ethics for business practice.
Credit Hours: 3

MR609 - Capstone: Strategic Management and HRM  

This capstone course focuses on strategic management and the manner in which the human resource manager can have an impact on the strategic management process. Theories and practical guidelines are presented for dealing with a dynamic set of circumstances driven by changing information technology, global interactions, and customer desires. Special attention is given to the role of strategic human resource management with respect to the corporation’s strategic planning and management processes.
Credit Hours: 3

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  What You Get

Complete your masters in human resource degree on your terms. Start any time, study at your own pace and move ahead fast. We’ve erased the barriers to career advancement so that you can easily succeed.

Carefully selected master’s in hr management courses ensure a balance of essential theory and practical application. Your tuition covers:

  • Comprehensive, career-relevant textbooks
  • Learning guides with discussion questions and projects
  • Online open-book exams
  • Dedicated academic support and tutoring
  • Participation in the Student Community
  • Career Services powered by CareerBuilder®

Graduates receive a diploma suitable for framing and may attend our annual graduation ceremony. You will be proud knowing your masters in HR degree is awarded by a nationally accredited college, an expression of your commitment to professional success. Your credits apply toward any Ashworth College bachelor’s degree program.

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