Colorado State University Global

Master in Human Resource Management

Prospective leaders in the field of human resources could develop the skills needed to lead a dynamic team, manage employees and initiate HR strategies though Colorado State University-Global Campus' Master of Human Resource Management program. Find out more about this online master's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Human Resource Management

School Offering Program:

Colorado State University-Global Campus

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Program Prerequisites:

Applicants are eligible for admission into a CSU-Global master's degree program if they have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Program Description:

Students seeking to earn a Master in Human Resource Management from CSU-Global have the chance to develop their understanding of organizational structure, conflict resolution and employee management as they prepare to become a leader in the human resources field. The human resource management program is designed to teach students how to recruit, train and evaluate employees as well as examine strategies for identifying and implementing organizational improvements in a business environment and lead a diverse team. Participants also have the opportunity to learn about labor affairs and collective bargaining, performance appraisals and compensation, and legal and ethical issues in human resources. Prior to completing the program, students will complete a capstone course where they can apply their advanced knowledge of human resources as they develop and present an original, comprehensive HR project. This program is aligned with approved Society for Human Resource Management curriculum.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

Colorado State University-Global Campus master's degrees require that students successfully complete at least 36 semester hours of credits. A maximum of nine (9) semester hours of credits from a regionally accredited institution may be transferred and applied to a CSU-Global master's degree, provided that each transferred course has a grade equivalent to B- or higher and that the credits have not been applied to the student's previous degree(s).

Financial Aid:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of student loans and grants. CSU-Global students may also be eligible for military and veteran benefits, payment plans, employer reimbursement and scholarships.

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Required Courses for a Master in Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management Major - 8 Courses (36 Credit Hours)*

  • Effective Organizations - Theory and Practice
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Legal and Human Resource Dimensions of Business Management
  • Effective Labor Management
  • Managing Performance for Results
  • Leading Diverse Teams
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Capstone - Human Resource Management

*Students with an undergraduate GPA lower than 3.0 may be required to also take Fundamentals of Research and Writing, for a total of 39 credit hours.

Specialization Areas - Upper Division Courses

Students may complete a specialization that consists of four (4) upper division courses (12 credits) as a supplement to their program major. Specializations allow students to select a series of courses in a career-relevant field based on professional and personal interests.

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

After earning a Master of Human Resource Management degree from CSU-Global, graduates could be prepared to take on additional responsibilities related to their current position or to pursue leadership positions within the HR field. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ( states that the employment growth for human resource managers is expected to be 9% from 2014-2024, which is faster than the national average.

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