Master of Science in Human Resource Management / Functional Human Resource Management
Walden University

Program Details

Walden University offers a Master of Science in Human Resource Management degree for students who are looking to gain the strategic, organizational, management, and analytical skills that today’s employers are seeking. With three optional specializations, students can deepen their knowledge in a specific area of human resources to achieve their individual career goals.

The Functional Human Resource Management specialization provides a solid foundation to broaden your skills in the field of human resource management. Study ways to create an environment that nurtures productivity and growth. Discover how organizations can use training and development, effective compensation models, and employee recognition programs to improve individual performance. At the culmination of your program, you can complete a capstone course that reviews functional decision making in the human resource management environment.

When you complete your online Masters in Human Resource Management degree, you may be able to receive credit for four courses when enrolling in the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program and for two courses when enrolling in the PhD in Management program.


  • A bachelor's degree or higher
  • Completed online application and transcripts
  • Materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission