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MS in Organizational Leadership - Human Resources Management

Individuals who are interested in gaining the advanced leadership skills needed to manage a human resources team may want to look into the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with a Human Resources Management specialization program offered by Northcentral University. Read on to find out more about this master's degree program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Human Resources Management

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership program in Human Resource Management may already have some human resources knowledge or experience. Strong communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills may also be beneficial. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Northcentral University's Master of Science in Organizational Leadership in Human Resource Management program allows students the chance to gain an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of human resource management, from staffing strategies to legal issues. They can also learn to address human resource issues that are common in today's business environment and the global economy. Additional topics covered by specialization courses include staffing models, job analysis, principles of supervisory management, managing a diverse workforce, employment trends, and HR laws and policies. The core courses help students develop their leadership skills through classes that cover subjects like common leadership theories, organizational communication, and ethical-decision making.

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Program Length/Total Credits Required:

30 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loans or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Human Resources Management:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Foundation Requirements (21 credits)

  • MSOL 5000: Leadership Development and Practice
  • MSOL 5102: Ethics and Decision Making
  • MSOL 5103: People, Processes, and Organizational Health
  • MSOL 5104: Leadership: Change, Crises, and Communication
  • MSOL 5105: Leadership and Organization Strategy
  • MSOL 5106: Understanding Data
  • MSOL 5110: Capstone Professional Project

Human Resources Management Specialization Courses (9 credits)

  • MSOL 5901: Recruitment and Human Resources Information Systems
  • MSOL 5902: Supervisory Concepts and Practices
  • MSOL 5903: Legal Issues in Human Resources Management

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of NCU's Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Human Resources Management could decide to enter the workforce, or they may choose to continue their education with a doctoral-level program. Doctorates could be needed for positions in research postsecondary teaching. Some programs options for graduates include:

  • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration - Organizational Leadership
  • Ph.D. in Business Administration - Human Resources Management
  • Doctor of Business Administration - Organizational Leadership
  • Doctor of Business Administration - Human Resources Management

Career Paths:

After successful completion this master's degree program with a Human Resource Management specialization, graduates could pursue a variety of human resources management positions within many different industries. Some of the positions they consider could include:

  • Director of Human Resources
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Human Resources Consultant
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Staffing Manager

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