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Master of Human Resource Management

Set the standard for excellence in human resources with your Master of Human Resource Management degree from The Golden State College。 This program will equip you with the problem-solving, data-driven decision-making, and strategic management skills to keep professional organizations competitive in a global marketplace. Your courses will prepare you to address the social, ethical, legal, and economic issues facing virtual, domestic, and internationally focused organizations. This master’s in human resource management will help you develop the strategic leadership skills to become a valuable asset to employers. Scholarships are also available.


The Master of Human Resource Management offers a robust, HR-specific curriculum that will develop the competencies needed to add value to organizations as an effective HR strategist. The courses in this human resource master’s degree program focus on critical content areas, including change management, employee and labor relations, legal and ethical issues, compensation and benefits, training and development, workforce planning and talent management, organizational development, HR information systems, and globalization. Coursework was designed to align with the standards set forth by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Upon successful completion of your master’s in human resource management, you will be able to:

Evaluate organizational needs as a strategic business partner in the core areas of Human Resource Management

Assess change management initiatives to fulfill strategic organizational objectives

Analyze internal and external business environments and management strategies of virtual, domestic, and internationally focused organizations

Assess issues of diversity as they affect the human resource function

Construct strategies for planning, recruiting, selecting, training, and retaining employees to ensure human resources supports organizational goals

Evaluate regulatory, legal, and ethical issues when developing and administering policies and procedures in the workplace


Program Requirements

Total number of credits: 39 credits

To be awarded the Master of Human Resource Management degree, all students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and complete 13 courses for a total of 39 credits. Satisfactory completion of a comprehensive final examination and a capstone project is required for graduation.


While GSC does not collect applicant criminal background, certain criminal histories may prevent students from obtaining licensure, certification or employment in their chosen field of study.


The Master of Human Resource Management degree will prepare you to take on real human resource management tasks. Courses will cover the basics of a traditional, transactional HR role, as well as the financial, leadership, strategic, and change management aspects of HR management. Master’s in human resource management graduates will learn the skills to understand how HR impacts organizations analytically and ethically, allowing you to create organizational success through data-driven decisions that are ethical at their core.


Major Course Requirements (39 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)



BUS 600 Management Communications with Technology Tools

BUS 661 Leading Organizational Change

BUS 680 Training & Development

BUS 681 Compensation & Benefits

BUS 692 Strategies in Human Resource Management


Human Resources Management

HRM 610 Employment Law and Labor Relations

HRM 620 Job Analysis and Design

HRM 630 Workforce Planning and Talent Management

HRM 640 Performance Management: Metrics and Measurement of Human Resources

HRM 650 Managing a Global and Diverse Workforce

HRM 660 Organizational Development


Organizational Management

OMM 618 Human Resources Management

OMM 640 Business Ethics & Social Responsibility

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