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The MS in Strategic Human Resources provides strategic skills in development, operations, and employment relations, plus the integral knowledge needed to succeed in a 21st century HR marketplace. You will gain the tools needed to align organizational aspirations with the talents of employees—all while addressing ethical considerations and global implications. Develop insight to a diverse range of organizations and how they each address talent management, employee relations, legal issues, inclusivity and diversity, and ethical challenges.

Strategic Human Resources Outcomes

This program prepares students to:

  • Analyze the roles and responsibilities of HR professionals
  • Influence the achievement of organizational objectives
  • Analyze the importance of the financial and budget implications of HR functions and decisions within the organizations
  • Evaluate the organizations, alliances, and agencies that impact HR and business

An Approved Provider with the Human Resource Certification Institute

Human Resource Certification Institute

The University of Denver University College is an Approved Provider with the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). Each course in the Strategic Human Resource curriculum is approved for 48 recertification hours of General, Strategic, or International credit with HRCI. Upon successful completion of the course, human resource professionals may apply the credit earned towards their Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), or Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) certification. HR professionals are required to earn 60 recertification credits every three years to continue their designations with HRCI. To recertify in the SPHR designation, 15 hours out of the 60 hour requirement must be Strategic credit. To recertify in the GPHR designation, 30 hours out of the 60 hour requirement must be International credit.

Director's Message

Pat Greer

Thank you for visiting the Strategic Human Resources page(SHR). Human resources professionals are responsible for people and processes, leading to successful organizational outcomes, and meeting competitive challenges. It can be a busy, wonderful, and empowering profession. University College's SHR program offers knowledge about theory and applications for experienced human resources (HR) professionals, people new to HR, career changers, and those managers who know the value of understanding HR roles and functions. Whether your interests lie in the critical role of HR management or in the fascinating world of global HR, this program offers ideas to provide the environment to retain and attract the best employees. I look forward to sharing this program with you!

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