Master of Human Resource Management

Critical skills for modern human resource professionals

The field of human resources used to focus primarily on recruiting, hiring and terminating employees. Over the years, however, this role has evolved and expanded to keep pace with technology, the needs of business and the challenges inherent in managing a more diversified workforce. Modern human resource professionals must not only understand how to attract skilled employees, they have additional responsibilities that directly impact a company’s culture, reputation and overall success. This enhanced role requires leadership skills and an education aligned with the needs of industry today.

Elevate your human resource management career

Our Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) degree program fully aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidelines. The program is designed to prepare students for a range of roles within domestic or international organizations, including leadership positions. Upon graduation students will have a deep understanding of the positive impact human resources has on both the employment lifecycle and strategic organizational goals.

This program covers foundational concepts and theories along with effective human resource practices. Students will explore employee recruitment, retention strategies, staffing models, compensation issues and learn how to manage labor relations. Additional areas of focus include training and development, global talent development and employment law. Those in this program will also acquire the skills needed to effectively manage a diverse, global workforce.

About the Master of Human Resource Management

Northcentral University’s School of Business Master of Human Resource Management is approved by HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). With this certification, the students receive their degree and earn recertification credits (recertification requires 60 PDC every three years). All 10 courses of the MHRM are approved and awarded 30 credits per course, totaling 300 PDC from HRCI. In addition, this HRCI approval can be applied to all master’s programs with an HRM specialization, allowing students to maintain their recertification.

HR Certification Institute Seal *The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

Earn your human resource degree online

At Northcentral University, you can complete your Master of Human Resource Management program online, when it’s convenient for you. And although you attend class online, you still receive the personal support and guidance you deserve thanks to our one-to-one learning model. We also have no residency requirements, no GRE/GMAT requirements and no group projects. This offers you the flexibility you need to fit higher education into your busy schedule.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Apply human resource management concepts in addressing issues and challenges in domestic and global organizations
  • Evaluate an organization’s human resources capacity
  • Analyze the challenges of managing human resource operations in domestic and global organizations
  • Create employee compensation, benefits, and classification plans

Career Potential*

  • Compensation and Benefits Managers
  • Human Resources Managers
  • Training and Development Managers
  • Human Resources Specialists
  • Labor Relations Specialists
  • Compensation,Benefits,and Job Analysis Specialists
  • Training and Development Specialists
  • Business Teachers,Postsecondary
  • First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers
*Positions may require additional experience, training and other factors beyond successfully completing this degree program. Many roles may also require state licensure, and it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all licensure requirements are met.

Master of Human Resource Management: Program at a Glance

Total Credit Hours: 30 Hours
Courses: 10 Courses
Recommended Completion Time: 16 Months
Next Start Date: Every Monday
Classroom Size: One

Are you a member of SHRM?

  • Students with SHRM-CP® (Certified Professional) may receive 6 credits toward the completion of their MHRM.
  • SHRM-SCP® (Senior Certified Professional) may receive 9 credits toward the completion of their MHRM.

This degree program is fully aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidelines