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Master’s Concentration

Human Capital in Organizations

Do you know how to motivate and manage people to achieve their potential? Develop the skills needed to integrate personal and organizational achievement by improving individual, team, and department performance. You’ll learn ways to improve the effectiveness of leaders and employees using best practices in organizational learning and creating partnerships both vertically and horizontally.

Earn a graduate degree and certificate at the same time.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
June 17

Term Length
10 Weeks

Master's Degree

Evening or Online


As few as 18 months

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University College is committed to educational access, and given the difficult circumstances currently impacting millions of people, we are waiving application fees.

Skills You’ll Learn

Develop, implement, and measure human capital and performance plans

Leverage and manage the talents and knowledge of leaders and employees

Create effective organizational learning and training opportunities


Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Human Capital in Organizations requires completion of 48 credit hours (12 courses).


Core Courses




Elective Courses

Core Courses

Learn the scope of activity, historical development, and future direction of the industry. These courses provide a foundation that you'll draw on throughout your concentration and elective courses. The capstone serves as the culminating academic experience in which you'll explore a problem of practice in your field of study.

ORL 4500
ORL 4510 Building the 21st-Century Organization
ORL 4520 Principles of Financing for Organizations
ORL 4910 Research Practices and Applications
ORL 4901 Capstone Project 
ORL 4902 Capstone Seminar
ORL 4904 Interdisciplinary Capstone Seminar 
Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

ORL 4160 Integrating Personal and Organizational Success
ORL 4170 Developing Human Capital in Organizations
ORL 4190 Values-Driven Decision Making
ORL 4550 Strategic Organizational Partnerships
Elective Courses

Popular electives for students in the Organizational Leadership program include:

ICT 4001 Technology Leadership
ORL 4110
Fundamentals of Organization Development
ORL 4115 Organizational Culture and Organizational Development Impacts
ORL 4120 Team Effectiveness and Interventions
ORL 4125 Evaluate and Sustain Change
ORL 4130 Individual Interventions
ORL 4420 Leading Change for Transformation
ORL 4530 Leading a Culture of Organizational Innovation
ORL 4980
HRA 4170
HRA 4500
HRA 4600
GS 4020
GS 4050

Elective courses may be chosen from among non-core and concentration courses in the academic 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.

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Interested in a graduate certificate?

Explore our four and six course graduate certificates in Human Capital in Organizations.

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Career Outcomes

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.





Job Titles

Development Officer
Human Capital Director
Labor Relations Manager
Human Capital Consultant
Human Capital Strategist
Operations Director
Organizational Strategy Director
Talent Manager for Human Capital

Human Capital Manager Salary: National Average






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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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