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MA in Human Resource Management

National University
Program overview
Master's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
San Diego
May 2021

San Diego
September 2021

San Diego
September 2021

Program description

MA in Human Resource Management

Recognized by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the Master of Arts in Human Resource Management at National University provides tools to address today’s most relevant workplace concerns. Throughout the Master of Arts Human Resource Management program, you’ll explore issues including recruitment, benefits, labor relations, technology, ethics, and safety through a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Current and prospective human resources professionals can select an area of specialization in Organizational Leadership.

Admission requirements

  • All entering undergraduate students without prior college level English and/or Math courses must take the ACCUPLACER mathematics and English evaluation as part of the admissions process. The results of the evaluation are printed immediately and a copy is provided to the student. Read more about Placement by Evaluation. The ACCUPLACER may be taken once at no charge. Subsequent examinations can be repeated after 14 days for a $5 fee. Applicants who have not earned an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or who have completed fewer than 90 quarter (60 semester) units of transferable college credit must have graduated from high school, passed a high school level proficiency test or received a Certificate of Proficiency from a state Department of Education.
  • Applicants who are considered first time students based on the criteria below must attend an orientation course through WES Training and Development prior to enrolling.
    • Never attended a college or university
    • Education experience is limited to:
      • Competency based education
      • College level courses completed during high school
      • Advanced Placement (AP) credit
      • Military service or training
      • Prior learning credit (CLEP, Dantes, Excelsior, portfolio assessment, etc.)
  • High school graduates transferring from regionally accredited colleges and universities are admitted as degree students if their cumulative GPA is 2.0 or higher. Applicants with a GPA below 2.0 may be admitted on probationary admission if the Committee on the Application of Standards (Committee) judges that there is sufficient evidence of potential to complete college studies. Applicants below a 2.0 may submit a petition letter to their advisor for review by the Committee.
  • Individual degree programs may have additional admission requirements.
  • Complete an application for admission and enrollment agreement.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Core Requirements

  • Theory & Practice of HRM
  • Legal, Ethical & Safety Issues
  • Workforce Plan, Dev. & Outsourc.
  • Seminar in Training & Developm.
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Seminar in Employee Relations,
  • Adv. Studies in Org. Behavior
  • Theory & Practice of OD
  • Integrating Perfomance Mgmt.
  • Research Seminar
  • Project/Thesis

Specialization in Organizational Leadership

  • Developing Groups and Teams
  • Leadership in the 21st Century
  • Leading Change and Adaptation
  • Conflict and Power Dynamics

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

On Campus or Online

Study when and where it’s convenient for you with evening, weekend, and 100% online classes.

Tuition fees

Please visit the university website for more information about tuition fees.

Qualification

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Complete a job analysis of a specific job to be used for recruiting, selection, performance appraisal, training, and compensation.
  • Develop a recruiting plan and design a selection process for recruiting, interviewing, and selecting candidates for employment for jobs within an organization.
  • Conduct a needs assessment and design a training program for current employees on a specific topic related to organizational goals.
  • Assess benefits relevant to the employee population and organizational structure, and formulate a compensation system based upon merit, knowledge, and skill acquisition.
  • Assess and develop methods designed to prevent employer liability and labor relation issues (anti-discrimination statutes, employee and labor relations, union, and non-union environment issues).
  • Recognize, analyze, and effectively address ethical, legal, and safety challenges faced in the workplace.

Career opportunities

Career Opportunities for Human Resource Management

  • Consultant Internal/External
  • Personnel Recruiter
  • Interviewer
  • Job Analyst/Performance Review
  • Employee Trainer
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Employer relations Specialist
  • Risk Management
  • Organizational Communication/Policy
  • Workforce Planner

Employers of Human Resource Managers

  • Corporations
  • Small Businesses
  • Private Industry
  • Labor Relations Managers
  • Strategic Planner
  • Government agencies
  • Employment/Placement Managers
  • Self-Employment Consultants
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Educational institutions
  • Equal opportunity officers
  • HR Information Systems Specialists
  • Conciliators/mediators
  • Career counselor/coach

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About this institute

National University

Since 1971, National University (NU) has been dedicated to meeting the needs of our students by providing accessible, affordable, and achievable higher education opportunities. Since its founding, the NU community has grown to 25,000 students (400 international students from over...


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Contact info

National University

Office of International Affairs
9388 Lightwave Avenue
92123 San Diego California
United States of America

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