University of Denver

University College

Human Resource Management and Development


2199 S University Blvd

Denver, CO 80208

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certificate in Human Resource Management and Development, Master's in Human Resource Management and Development

Format: Online

Program Description:

The Human Resource Management and Development 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 and prepares students to integrate the HR function with strategic organizational goals by executing business strategy through the development of talent management programs. Students learn how to evaluate, diagnose, and solve organizational change and issues, as well as meet organizational objectives through use of current communication and consulting tools.

Led by professional practitioners who work in human resource management, classes are geared toward HR professionals seeking the knowledge, strategies, theories, tools, and techniques necessary to effectively manage a workforce. HR professionals must be aware of key 21st century and world issues affecting organizations and human resource management. Degree-seekers will come to understand current research and applications making an impact on choices in consulting as they discover how to incorporate powerful technological tools and methods, which are utilized to track and measure goals, outcomes, and performance.

The Strategic Human Resource Management master's degree program offers innovative, career-relevant courses from ethics to information systems, compensation to decision making, in which students can expect a challenging program of study. Learn to implement systems theory as a model for business success, and measure the impact of learning and performance strategies by becoming a master of human resource management and development. Customize your Strategic Human Resource Management master's degree through the innovative Professional Options Curriculum using our convenient online degree builder tool.

This degree prepares students to:

-Incorporate the process of executing business strategy through the development of talent management programs, which incorporate metrics for performance and up-to-date tools tied to achievement
-Understand systems theory as a model for business success, and measure the impact of learning and performance strategies
-Understand and choose current communication and consulting tools designed to meet organizational objectives
-Evaluate, diagnose, and treat organizational change and organizational issues
-Incorporate technology utilization into various HR functions including integration of systems, deployment of HR information, or programs and management activities

Strategic Human Resource Management

This program prepares students to:
-Exposure to the most up-to-date research, practices, and key strategic developments in the field of human resources
-Expanded understanding of the global workplace and its worldwide challenges and implications
-Enhanced capacity to integrate information and technology with HR operations and management
-Understand and model principals of ethical and legal behavior as HR professionals operating across organizational, professional, and social settings
-Development of critical strategic management interests and skills
-Development of requisite knowledge for managing and developing Human Resource functions/programs within national and global paradigms
-Enhanced capacity to understand and utilize business and financial knowledge within the HR environment and the advantages of doing so
-Develop knowledge and skills within an HR concentration which stimulates interest and enhances professional direction and future career objectives


University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 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 commission sets a standard of integrity for universities, taking into consideration the academic mission, strategy, resources, assessment process, teaching effectiveness, student learning, usefulness of curricula, and community involvement.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: Master 48 Cert 24

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): On campus:506.00 Online:558.00 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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