Master’s in Organizational Leadership:

Human Resources Degree Online

ONLINE master of arts in


human resources

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Human resources

The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MOL): Human Resources degree from CLU helps you develop the skills to become a strategic partner for HR management in corporate, nonprofit, and municipal organizations. Through the evaluation and analysis of complex HR laws, practices, and policies, you will hone your interpersonal competencies, critical thinking, and ethical reasoning skills. The curriculum allows you to discover what it takes to become a successful HR manager and prepare for a future in a globally connected and diverse world.

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

MOL: Human Resources 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 Organizational Leadership: Human Resources classes include:

  • The Strategic Role of HR in the Organization
  • Critical Issues in HR Ethics and Law
  • Workplace Diversity and Inclusion
  • Acquiring, Planning, and Attaining Human Capital
  • Training and Developing an Effective Workforce
  • Finance and Accounting for Managers
  • Project Management
  • Invitation to Inquiry: Foundations of the Claremont Core®
  • Strategic Communication: Building Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Activating the Core: Research Methods
  • Applying the Core: CLU Capstone


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

  • Analyze the strategic role of Human Resource Management as a business function in an organization
  • Assess and apply strategies for successful management of a global and diverse workforce with shifting demographics and expectations
  • Analyze models for training and development of leaders throughout the organization
  • Apply strategic plans for career development and training inside an organization

Career Paths

As a graduate of organizational leadership with a concentration in human resources, you will be prepared to approach your career from a new perspective. The skills and competencies this degree offer you can apply to roles in a variety of capacities such as:

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Executive Recruiter
  • HR Consultant
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Employee Education Consultant
  • Global HR Operations Consultant
  • HR IT Analyst
  • HR Talent Acquisitions
  • On-Board Consultant
  • Chief Learning and Training Officer
  • Organizational Development Specialist
  • Recruiting Coordinator
  • Talent Management Specialist
  • Leadership Development Specialist
  • Career Services Associate
  • Workforce Development Associate
  • Workforce Planning Associate
MA in Organizational Leadership: Human Resources graduate Paquita Gantt


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

“The Core® is so unique. It’s phenomenal. It puts everyone on the same playing field and lets you know you have the tools to be a changemaker.” 

Paquita Gannt, MA in Organizational Leadership (MOL): Human Resources