Human Capital in Organizations
Learn to manage and motivate staff to achieve their full potential! In this program, you’ll gain insight to integrating personal and organizational achievement by assessing and improving performance at the individual, team, and department levels. Use human capital best practices through the lens of human resources to create strategic partnerships and improve the effectiveness of all stakeholders.
At a Glance
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Skills You'll Learn
Devise human capital plans to improve performance
Manage the talent of organizational stakeholders
Develop and assess training and learning opportunities
Master of Science in Strategic Human Resources with a concentration in Human Capital in Organizations requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses).
All students are required to complete a zero-credit Student Success Course.
Elective courses may be chosen from among non core and concentration courses in the Strategic Human Resources program, and you may also select courses in other University College graduate programs.
Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals.
Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.
Take a Course Before You Apply
We know how important it is to get started when you're ready and that's why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.
Predicted outcomes for graduates of Human Capital in Organizations
More and more companies are hiring change management consultants to ensure the best possible returns on their investments. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that employment of management analysts is expected to increase by 14% over the next decade.
A recent report from the Project Management Institute reveals that organizations that employ change management professionals are 34% more likely to meet their project goals, and 27% more likely to do so on a budget.
Human Resources Manager Salary: National Average
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Hear from Our Students
"I recently passed my SHRM-CP with very little time in the field. I feel like my first instincts are good because the foundation was laid with my education." —Shannon Harbison, graduate.
Flexible Online Classes
We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.
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Accreditation & Associations
University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.
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. Looking for HRCI certification prep for PHR, SPHR, and aPHR? See offerings through the Center for Professional Development.
The MS in Strategic Human Resources offered through University College is formally acknowledged by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as being aligned with its HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates through September 2023. As a university with a master's degree program aligned to SHRM's curriculum guidelines, students are eligible to apply for the SHRM-CP exam provided they meet SHRM's student eligibility requirements.