In this online master’s in organizational development program, you’ll explore key practices for developing organizations and creating a true learning culture by:

  • Building a knowledge base of adult learning concepts, as well as how to create, implement, and measure employee development programs
  • Learning to facilitate organizational change
  • Understanding HR theory and practices and how they impact individuals and organizations
  • Developing HR policies and practices that align with the larger business strategies of an organization
  • Developing the critical thinking skills to conduct research and measure human resource performance within the organization
  • Refining your ability to apply ethical thinking and judgment to a wide range of HR situations
  • Building leadership skills motivate others toward organizational growth and change
  • Increasing your familiarity with the increasingly complex and powerful technologies used in measuring HR performance and forecasting needs
  • Strengthening the communication skills you need to effectively share information, persuade others and manage conflicts


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  • HRM 560 - Managing Organizational Change

    Evaluate the organizational change process related to the principles and practices of various types of organizations. Examine change processes and techniques used to facilitate change and apply them to systems such as information technology, communication, policy and procedures, corporate culture and leadership.

  • HRM 562 - Developing a Learning Organization

    Analyze the process of creating a learning-based culture consisting of a system of shared values, which is essential for organizational success and sustained performance. Examine how organization-wide learning cultures are created, and develop the leadership strategies that support a learning culture.

  • HRM 565 - Developing Human Capital

    Analyze an organization’s human assets and the processes related to human capital development. Examine how different perceptions, motives, attitudes, values and mental models influence behavior. Major themes include adult learning concepts, thriving in a learning organization and providing development and training to ensure continual and optimal skill and knowledge competency.

  • HRM 568 - Human Resource Management Consulting

    Analyze the human resource management profession from a consulting perspective. Learn how to capitalize on your experience to succeed in the human resource consulting field. Explore principles and practices in relation to developing human resource management solutions for clients.


  • BUS 508 - Contemporary Business

    Examine the functions and processes within a business enterprise and key factors affecting productivity. Review the dynamics of the business operations environments both internal and external factors affecting competition and considerations for global operations. Receive a conceptual base for assessing and enhancing strategic performance in a business organization through the integration of the core business functions, effective resource management and sound leadership.

  • BUS 520 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior

    Analyzes the interaction of individual, group, and organizational dynamics that influence human behavior in organizations and determines appropriate management approaches to foster a productive work environment. Examines a variety of theories, models and strategies used to understand motivation and individual behavior, decision making, the dynamics of groups, work teams, communication, leadership, power and politics, conflict resolution, work design, organizational structure and culture and managing change. Provides a conceptual base for managers to interpret, assess and influence human behavior in an organization.

  • HRM 500 - Human Resource Management Foundations

    Examine the theoretical foundation of the human resource management field and the evolution of human resource management, labor and law, including human capital. Analyze trends and issues influencing the development and application of these elements within contemporary organizations. Explore the effects of regulation on businesses.

  • HRM 510 - Business Employment Law

    Analyze the foundation of employment law and how it impacts the employer-employee relationship. Topics covered include the selection, development and termination of employees; maintaining policies that support diversity; and employee pay and benefit packages. Develop an appreciation for the legal process and how organizations can manage risk.

  • HRM 517 - Managing Human Resource Projects

    Define and analyze management techniques for planning ,estimating and facilitating human resource projects. Examine project management processes, including developing objectives, creating work plans, preparing schedules, allocating resources and coordinating overall effort. Techniques are introduced to help keep projects on track and enhance team motivation.

  • HRM 520 - Human Resource Information Systems

    Analyze information technologies and systems used to maintain data relative to the human resource needs of an organization. Examine how human resource management systems are integrated into larger organizational databases and systems. These systems and technologies are evaluated for their effectiveness of achieving human resource and organizational goals.

  • HRM 522 - Ethics and Advocacy for Human Resource Professionals

    Analyze ethical policies, behavior and fairness in organizations. Examine the role of human resource professionals as ethical change agents and advocates for employees. Evaluate the responsibility and accountability of human resource professionals in fostering an ethical organization by implementing fair policies and procedures.

  • HRM 530 - Strategic Human Resource Management

    Analyze workforce management processes in light of their strategic importance. Examine the relationships between the traditional human resource functions and the various business functions so that efficiency and effectiveness are balanced and optimized. Review these processes and relationships in both the domestic and global environments now and in the future.

  • HRM 599 - Human Resource Management Capstone

    Integrate the concepts you have learned in the Master of Science in Human Resource Management program. Synthesize and apply the knowledge, competencies and skills acquired throughout the program by evaluating cases and situations. Develop strategic solutions to human resource management challenges that align with organizational goals. A grade of B or higher is required.


Any company can thrive in today’s dynamic business landscape — as long as it has the right people, the right policies, and the right positioning.

With an online master’s in organizational development from Strayer University, you can make these critical decisions and lead your company to new levels of productivity.

Strayer’s online Master of Human Resource Management degree with a concentration in organizational development provides you with the skills and insights you need to make tough internal decisions and implement crucial changes to company’s operations.

You’ll be able to evaluate how your company can optimize its information technology investments, improve its communication policies and create a comfortable corporate culture — and you’ll be able to manage your own study schedule while you work full-time.

Organizational excellence determines whether or not a company can reach its full potential. You can be the agent of change when you earn your online master’s in organizational development from Strayer.



Each online Master of Human Resource Management concentration can provide you with skills you’ll be able to apply immediately. You may want to explore these other Master of Human Resource Management concentrations.

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