MS – Human Resource Management (ACBSP-accredited)
Capella University

Program Details

Gain the respect of leaders, peers and clients, and build your business acumen and strategic thinking. Capella University's online Master's in Human Resource Management program helps you develop the engagement skills necessary to become a leader, an effective change manager and a strategic partner.

To strengthen the skills important to becoming a dynamic HR leader, you'll participate in Capella's cutting-edge simulation, CapraTek, where you will experience the complexities of resolving tough issues, consulting on workforce decisions, and fulfilling the HR needs of a company in a challenging business environment.

Capella offers online prep courses to prepare you for success in your Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) exams. These Capella certification exam preparation courses are designed by subject matter experts, and include discussion questions, application exercises, and module exams to develop specific HR competencies.

Capella's MS in Human Resource Management allows you to earn your Human Resource Management certificate while you're working on your master's degree — providing the skills and credibility to make a more immediate impact.

With your Master's in Human Resource Management from Capella, you'll analyze business theories, markets and reporting practices in human resource management. You'll also assess culture and change management in organizations and evaluate strategic management and critical thinking in human resource management.

Common jobs with an online Master's in Human Resource Management include adjunct or part-time faculty, compensation and benefits specialist/manager, human resource business analyst, human resource consultant, human resource manager, labor relations specialist/manager, learning and development specialist/manager, performance management specialist/manager, staffing specialist/manager, talent acquisition specialist/manager or talent development specialist/manage. Potential workplaces include: consulting firm, corporation, government, healthcare, land-based or online college or university, manufacturing or nonprofit organization.

Furthermore, Capella University has teamed with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) to offer business students full digital access to the most timely, relevant business news, enhancing your academic experience and giving you a competitive edge in your career.


Your program of enrollment determines the admission requirements. 

Basic requirements for all programs:

  • Admission application and non-refundable $50 application fee
  • Acknowledgement agreement
  • All applicants must understand, read, speak, and write fluently in English
  • Official transcript(s) from previous institutions for degree and post-degree coursework, if applicable
  • Minimum GPA as defined by your program

Minimum level of education required:

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution

Special Accreditation

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP, has accredited Capella University business programs and select specializations. For full accreditation statement and the list of accredited programs and specializations, go to

School Accreditation Statement

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. 

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