ONLINE master’s in


ONLINE master’s in


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The Master of Arts in Human Resources Management (MHR) degree from CLU will provide you with the skills you need to lead a dynamic team in a professional setting. You will learn to develop plans to attract and select employees, use HR analytics to strengthen your decision-making, and how to adhere to HR legislation. You also learn to become a strategic partner with business leaders, hone your interpersonal competencies, and navigate the complex laws, policies, and organizational practices that govern and influence successful leadership in the human resources field.

program Overview
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100% Online
Program Length
  • Asynchronous format

  • Interactive learning platforms
  • Discussion forums facilitated by world class faculty

Full-time: 13 months*
Part-time: 26 months

*Full-time status (2 courses per term) must be maintained to complete your master’s degree in 13 months.

Financial Aid may be available

Admissions Requirements

MA in HR Management admissions requirements:

  • A completed bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution

  • Submission of university transcripts

  • Current resume or CV
  • No GRE or GMAT Required
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA (provisions acceptance may be granted for GPAs under 2.5)


Online Master of Arts in Human Resources Management classes include:

  • The Strategic Role of HR in the Organization
  • Critical Issues in HR Ethics and Law
  • Workplace Diversity and Inclusion
  • Leading Organizational Development and Change
  • Total Rewards for a Diverse Workplace
  • Acquiring, Planning, and Retaining Human Capital
  • Training and Developing an Effective Workforce

  • Human Resources Analytics and Insights
  • Invitation to Inquiry: Foundations of the Claremont Core
  • Activating the Core: Research Methods
  • Applying the Core: CLU Capstone


Upon completion of your Master of Arts in Human Resources Management program, you will be able to:

  • Lead ethically and responsibly in positions of power in a workplace, community, or organization
  • Understand the foundations of strategic human resource management, workforce planning and employment, and employee and labor relations
  • Demonstrate the interpersonal and engagement skills you need to achieve innovative and collaborative resolution to community and organization issues
  • Resolve conflicts through mindfulness, dialogue, and collaboration to bring about positive change
  • Examine data and analytic insights, quantitative and qualitative relationships, and decision-making strategies within a global and diverse workforce

Stand out with an HR Master’s Degree That Meets SHRM Standards The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged CLU’s program alignment with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

Career Paths

As a graduate of the Master of Arts in Human Resources Management program, you will be prepared to approach your career from a new perspective. The skills and competencies this degree offers you can apply to roles in a variety of capacities such as:

  • Human Resources Executive
  • Human Resources Consultant
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Talent Acquisitions Manager
  • Organizational Development Specialist
  • Leadership Development Specialist
  • Talent Management Specialist
  • Human Resources Business Partner
  • Human Resources Generalist
MA Human Resources Management graduate Anika Klix


Many of our graduates have gone on to pursue rewarding careers. Explore their stories of success.

“It was time to up my skills and further my education. What attracted me was the cost. Plus, the program was online and had the concentrations I was interested in.”

Anika Klix, MA Human Resources