Human Capital in Organizations (Master's)
The Human Capital in Organizations master's degree concentration is offered online or on campus at the University of Denver in the evenings, or in a combination of both, to meet the needs of busy adults. Learn to be a leader to determine, cultivate, and maintain the symbiotic relationship between individuals and the organizations they work for. Strategic human capital can be the winning element of a successful organization; master the process of developing and retaining employees to engage and achieve objectives, innovate, and maximize organizational and individual success. The master's degree concentration in Human Capital in Organizations prepares students to ethically develop and maintain human capital while learning the best practices to do so.
Led by instructors who work in the field they teach in, classes introduce students to innovative and creative approaches to structuring and sustaining the development of human capital. Explore knowledge and information management, communication tactics, vertical and horizontal partnerships, and organizational learning to promote the successful development of capital. Students will define the attributes, challenges, and advantages of human capital and strategies for leveraging each while integrating personal and organizational achievement. Customize your Leadership and Organizations master's degree through the innovative Professional Options Curriculum using our convenient online degree builder tool, which allows you to select courses that cater to your specific career needs.
This degree prepares students to:
- Describe partnerships both vertically and horizontally
- Define the attributes, challenges, and advantages of human capital and strategies for leveraging each
- Describe the integration of knowledge management and organizational learning as a concept for integrating personal and organizational success
- Define the opportunities, challenges and options to have employees participate in decision making through the use of various techniques
- Discuss best practices in ethically developing and maintaining human capital
Leadership and Organizations Outcomes
This program prepares students to:
- Identify a clear mission and lead the dynamic process of translating a mission in to a series of goals and outcomes
- Utilize the knowledge of an organization's most important resource, people, in the creation and transmission of knowledge and economic, cultural, and technological change
- Align mission, vision, people, resources, and goals to maximize success and value over time for an organization
- Design and implement processes and content in organizations to meet the description of organizational excellence, which includes strong leadership and relationships
MPS in Leadership and Organizations with a concentration in Human Capital in Organizations requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses)Professional Foundation Courses - 12 qtr. hrs
Professional Foundations courses help students to understand the scope of activity, historical development, future direction and trends, and typical types and roles of organizations that operate within a career field.
Concentration Courses - 16 qtr. hrs (Choose 4)
Professional Concentration courses allow students to focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector in which they are working or wish to work, and master the skills needed to excel in that area.
Further Study - 12 qtr. hrs (Choose 3)
Further Studies Options allow students to customize their degrees to match their career needs by either choosing in-depth study in their concentration by selecting three of the following courses, or exploring other options by using our Degree Builder tool.
Customize your degree or certificate using our convenient online degree builder tool, which allows you to select courses that cater to your specific career needs.Core Coures - 8 qtr. hrs
The Graduate Research and Writing and Capstone Project courses are required for all master's degree students. The Graduate Research and Writing course prepares students for the writing and research assignments throughout their program, including the capstone project. The Capstone Project is the culminating academic endeavor of our degree programs, in which students explore a problem or issue within their field of study.
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Careers in Human Capital in Organizations
Management Consultant, Liaison, Human Capacity Development Specialist, Organizational Strategy Director, Trainer, Strategist, Human Capital Director, Talent Manager and Developer, Capacity Manager, Labor Relations Manager, Human Resources Manager, Consultant, Operations Director, Development Officer, People Development Consultant, Talent Manager for Human Capital.
Advocacy, planning, management, analysis, research, collaboration, coordination, training, development, review and evaluation, corporate strategy and fit, partnership development, talent integration.
Careers that entail matching strategy to employee talents are expected to rise about 23%, according to the Money Magazine’s career outlook. More opportunities are available to professionals with strategy development experience. As new companies emerge during the economic recovery, in addition to the expansion of organizational operations, employers will need more staff to develop and administer human capital, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Careers In Leadership and Organizations
Raising the bar.
Whether you're raising money or developing fundraisers for the arts, education, or another worthwhile cause, quality fundraisers are in short supply, according to Philanthropy.com. A National Study of Challenges Facing Non-profit Fundraising has found a significant lack of qualified development directors, and several non-profits seek candidates to successfully fill these positions in addition to positions requirement basic fundraising skills. Take note of the rise in online fundraising success, particularly with social media revolutionizing the way we interact. Brush up on email outreach skills, social media savvy, and internet marketing knowledge.
Lean, green, and keen!
As companies look for improving efficiency and technology processes during hard economic times, directors, analysts, and managers are expected to think lean and be innovative in the workplace. There is a growing need for resourceful project managers in financial, technology, and legal sectors, as well as in energy and healthcare. Bonus! Project managers enjoyed earning more during the recession compared to the past two years, according to the PMI® Project Management Salary Survey. Independent consultants are also in high in demand, as companies try to save money by hiring one-off consultants for large-scale projects in need of management. Going green with virtual meetings and teams will easily play into this need for independent consultants.
Where are they now?
Graduates have job titles that include Chief Sales Officer, Advisory Project Manager, Branch Manager, Professional Sales Representative, Director of HR, Independent Consultant, Vice President, Director of Communications, Human Resources Associate, and Director of Development for companies or organizations such as Halliburton, Johnson & Johnson, Home State Bank, Info Solutions Company, PMSI, and independent small businesses.
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