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Advance your career as a Talent Manager and HR leader

In today’s competitive global environment, talent management professionals are an integral part of an organization’s business strategy. Employers are looking for leaders with broad-based business knowledge and specialized skills in human resources who realize the strategic importance of recruiting, developing, managing, and retaining top talent to align human resource capabilities with organizational goals.

Clark University’s flexible, fully online, part-time master’s program in talent management and human resources is designed for the working professional who wants to broaden their competencies and advance their career while maintaining a work-life balance. Join a program developed in consultation with experts in the human resource field that prepares students to become strategic business professionals with specialized expertise in effectively leading and managing talent in today’s global organizations.

Human resources is one of the fastest growing fields in the U.S., with positions expected to grow by 7 percent by 2028. By knowing how to communicate effectively, manage ethically, and bring strategic vision to a diverse workforce, human resource professionals and talent leaders are key links between management and employees.  Our M.S. in Talent Management and Human Resources provides talent management skills employers are looking for including employee management, labor relations, compensation and benefits, organizational development, and performance management, along with business management tools like strategic planning, performance analytics, and resource administration.

Why a Master’s in Talent Management and Human Resources at Clark University?

  • Earn your graduate degree in talent management and human resources from a globally ranked and accredited university—Clark University has been named a Princeton Review “Best Business School,” achieved repeated recognition from U.S. News & World Report, and is among the elite 5% of business schools to receive AACSB accreditation.
  • Study and apply global best practices in management, information technology, and human resources with our core faculty of collaborative scholar practitioners who share with you their deep leadership experience and present opportunities to practice what you’ve learned in your current work environment.
  • Gain the essential human resources management toolkit and develop tech-savvy communication and presentation skills critical to effective leadership at any level of an organization.
  • Coursework integrates the most up-to-date research and human resources best practices to prepare you to become a strategic business partner who can effectively align human resource policies and practices to achieve organizational talent and business goals.
  • Program aligns with current Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) key areas of competency such as business acumen, communication, consultation, critical thinking, ethical practices, cultural effectiveness, leadership and navigation, and relationship management.
  • Pursue your master’s degree on your terms with our flexible, fully online program that fits into your busy life. Earn your master’s degree in as few as 1.5 years with Spring and Fall program starts.

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

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