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Broaden your skills, advance your career

Gain an edge in a growing field

Human resources positions in the U.S. are expected to grow by 7 percent by 2028. Position yourself for the best opportunities with the broad-based business knowledge and specialized HR skills.

100% Online. Full or Part Time.

Our flexible, fully online program will fit into your busy life. Earn your master’s degree in as few as 1.5 years with Spring and Fall program starts.

Master strategic talent management

HR professionals are the key link between management and employees. Learn how to communicate effectively and manage ethically while sharing a strategic vision with both a diverse workforce and company leadership.

Get the competencies employers are looking for

Develop expertise in employee management, labor relations, compensation and benefits, organizational development, and performance management while acquiring business management tools like strategic planning, performance analytics, and resource administration.

Exceptional credit, lifetime asset

  • Earn your degree from a globally ranked and accredited university – The Clark School of Management is among the elite 5% of business schools worldwide to receive AACSB accreditation, and has been named a Princeton Review “Best Business School” and U.S. News & World Report “Best Part-time MBA”.
  • Join a close-knit learning community representing 90+ countries and 150 nonprofit and business partners around the world.
  • Work in a highly collaborative learning environment with talented peers and scholar-practitioners who share their deep leadership experience with you.
  • Pursue your degree on your own terms – Clark’s part-time and fully online master’s program in talent management and human resources allows you to earn a lifetime credential while maintaining a work-life balance.

The Essentials

Program Overview

Clark’s online master’s degree program in talent management and human resources is designed to take advantage of the existing strength of School of Management programs while providing the skill set sought by human resource professionals and talent managers. The program consists of eight units — 4 core and 4 elective courses. The core courses include three qualitative management courses and one talent management course, each with a focus on key competencies of leadership, ethical practice, business acumen, and global awareness. Program electives are pertinent to core functions of talent management and HR skills with specialized electives based on interest and career focus.

  • Learn how organizations attract, develop, retain, and mobilize talent, and how talent management skills can be used to facilitate a variety of organizational goals.
  • Develop competencies in areas of management including ethics, social responsibility, and sustainability.
  • Gain experience in leadership, critical thinking, creative problem-solving, emotional intelligence, multiple perspectives, global mindset, change management, practice-oriented research, and managerial. communications needed to lead organizational members towards the attainment of individual, team, and organizational goals.
  • Acquire strategies, models, and practical techniques necessary to lead an organization through periods of adaptability and change.
  • Develop an understanding of the strategies, practices, and initiatives currently being designed and employed by organizations to better understand the value and competitive business advantage associated with greater diversity and inclusion.
  • Talent Management
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Employment Law
  • Talent Acquisition and Diversity
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Foundations of Effective Management


8 course units

  • 4 core courses
  • 4 electives

Course Catalog

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