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M.S. in Human Resource Management - Organizational Strategy

Walden University's Master of Science in Human Resource Management program with a specialization in Organizational Strategy can help human resource professionals develop the skills in human capital development and strategic management needed to forward organizational success. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

M.S. in Human Resource Management with a specialization in Organizational Strategy

School Offering Program:

Walden University

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Program Description:

In the M.S. in Human Resource Management program with a specialization in Organizational Strategy at Walden University students can develop an understanding of human capital development and human resource management techniques that contribute to the strategic health of an organization. Students can study recruiting strategies, talent selection, talent management, retention techniques, and succession planning. Coursework examines the use of human resource and performance metrics to measure human capital value and to make decisions, negotiation and conflict resolution strategies, and the role and processes of budgeting and resource allocation. In addition to addressing business challenges through strategic human resource management and creating sustainable outcomes through systems thinking, students can learn how to work with senior management to analyze and help facilitate mergers and acquisitions and how to work with organizational departments, such as accounting, information systems, sales, marketing, distribution, and the supply chain, in order to align human resource policies and strategies with business operations. Students must possess a bachelor's degree before beginning a master's program at Walden University.


Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association,

Learning Format:


Estimated Program Length:

22 months: Time to completion varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Personalized estimates of time to completion can be discussed with a Walden University enrollment advisor.

Total Credits Required:

33 semester credit hours

Financial Aid Available:

Walden University offers a number of financial aid opportunities, including scholarships, fellowships, and employer tuition reimbursement, for those who qualify. Enrollment advisors can discuss federal aid, private loans, tuition-reduction opportunities, veterans benefits, and other ways to fund an education.

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Courses for an M.S. in Human Resource Management with a Specialization in Organizational Strategy:

Degree program curriculum and credits are subject to change. Contact Walden University for the most current information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
Foundations of Human Capital Development 3
Talent Management 3
Human Resource Metrics 3
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 3
Budgeting and Resource Allocation 3

Organizational Strategy

Course Title Credits
Strategic Human Resource Management 3
Aligning Human Resources With Business Operations 3
The Role of Human Resources in Mergers and Acquisitions 3
Building Organizational Capacity Through Succession Planning 3
Taking the Long View: Systems Thinking and Tools for Sustainability 3
Capstone: Human Resource Planning in Action 3

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of the M.S. in Human Resource Management program with a specialization in Organizational Strategy at Walden University could seek positions involving talent acquisition and management, human resource information systems planning, compensation and benefits planning, and long-range organizational strategy. Human resource professionals could seek employment in virtually any business that utilizes human capital.

Careers that program graduates may seek include:

  • Human resource manager
  • Training and development manager
  • Compensation and benefits manager
  • Chief human resources officer

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

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