Online Master's in Human Resources Management

Online Course Schedule for Summer 2023

14 Jun 12-1pm ET
Master's in Human Resources Management Webinar  
22 Jun 11:30am-1pm ET
SCS Open House Lunch  

Consulting Skills in Human Capital

The world of work is changing at an unprecedented pace and scale. As organizations struggle to cope with the challenges posed by rapid technological advancements, workforce demographic shifts, the transformation of work and employment relationships, and other disruptive trends, HR has been propelled to center stage. Technical HR knowledge is not enough for HR professionals partnering with business leaders to navigate these complexities. They need well-honed consulting skills to get the job done. This course provides a structured approach to delivering high-impact consulting services — from evaluating business challenges, to designing HR solutions, implementing and supporting HR solutions, leading change, and building client relationships. Through case studies and experiential exercises, you will explore field-tested tools and learn techniques for effective internal and external consulting. The course ends with specially designed consulting scenarios that will help you apply newly acquired knowledge and skills, challenge your thinking, and develop your confidence as a human capital consultant.

Note: This course is completed asynchronously online.

  • Course #: MPHR-805-201
  • CRN: 17631
  • Instructors: Forsythe, J. , Ho, G.
  • Dates: Jun 26 – Aug 19, 2023


Creating and Maintaining High-Performance Organizations

Across industries and geographies, rising customer and employee expectations, and unprecedented technological disruptions are rewriting the management playbook. These emerging trends have propelled sustained high performance to the top of the corporate agenda, and present forward-thinking HR professionals with an opportunity to help drive business performance. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to support the achievement of business objectives, institutionalize a culture of high performance, and build leadership capabilities to meet future business needs. Blending theory and practice, the course takes a holistic view of the organization, and provides best practices for creating productive cultures and teams, as well as a variety of evidence-based tools and techniques for executing actionable HR strategies. Through real-world case studies, team-based learning, and action learning projects, you will develop the competencies needed to turn great strategy into great performance by leveraging talent, culture, and organization design.

Note: This course is completed asynchronously online.

  • Course #: MPHR-723-140
  • CRN: 17006
  • Instructor: Dalton, F.
  • Dates: May 22 – Aug 19, 2023


Graduate Internships in HR

The HRM Internship Program is designed to help students leverage the knowledge, skills and competencies gained from their coursework to solve real-world problems. It has a developmental focus, and provides a unique opportunity for students to explore their career interests, develop industry-specific knowledge, and build professional networks. Students undertaking an internship are expected to demonstrate proficiency on at least five of the seven HRM program learning outcomes: creative & critical thinking; applied problem solving; communication; ethical reasoning and values; information literacy; technological competence; and global competence. The goal is for students to identify gaps in their HR knowledge and competencies, and create an individual development plan to bridge these gaps prior to completing their degree program. Under the guidance of their internship advisor and host organization supervisor, students will work on a broad-based or specialized HR project that is mutually beneficial to them and their partner organizations.

Note: This course is completed asynchronously online. This course requires at least 20 hours of applied experience outside of scheduled class time and requires department approval for registration.

  • Course #: MPHR-712-140
  • CRN: 17005
  • Instructor: Ashley, C.
  • Dates: May 22 – Aug 19, 2023


MPS HR Capstone

The HRM Capstone is the culminating experience of the Georgetown Master’s in HRM program. It represents a crowning achievement as a capstone does in architecture, and provides students with an opportunity to apply the HR knowledge, skills and competencies gained from all their coursework to complex real-world organizational challenges. Through the culminating experience, students complete unique and original projects that make a creative contribution that advances an organization or the HR profession. This contribution may take the form of a consulting engagement with a partner organization or an applied research project. Depending on the nature of your project, you may work individually or on a small team — under the guidance of an expert advisor. Your semester-long project may be broad-based or focused on a specialized area of HR, and requires you to demonstrate mastery of the seven program learning outcomes: creative & critical thinking, global competence, ethical reasoning and values, applied problem solving, information literacy, technological competence, and communication. Note: This course is a core requirement for the MPS degree. A grade of “B” or higher is needed to pass this course.

Note: This course is completed asynchronously online. This course is a core requirement of the degree and requires a grade of "B" or better for successful completion.

  • Course #: MPHR-809-140
  • CRN: 16363
  • Instructor: Vijh, R.
  • Dates: May 22 – Aug 19, 2023


Strategic Human Capital Development

Human capital is the most valuable resource for organizations in the knowledge-based economy. To gain a competitive advantage, organizations need to provide their employees with the opportunity and tools to advance their knowledge, skills and competencies as they build their short- and long-term careers. This requires a strategically-integrated approach to human capital development (HCD) that is aligned to an organization’s culture, business needs, and customers’ requirements. Blending theory with practice, this advanced course explores the intersection of strategy, human capital management, and organization development. You will learn evidence-based methods, techniques, and frameworks for aligning HCD programs with your organization’s business needs, as well as best practices for designing performance management, succession management, and leadership development programs. Through interactive discussions, case studies, applied and reflection exercises, you will gain the skills and confidence to perform the transformational role expected of strategic HCD practitioners – leveraging human capital to improve employee productivity and maximize organizational performance.

Note: This course is completed asynchronously online.

  • Course #: MPHR-719-140
  • CRN: 17629
  • Instructor: Peterson, C.
  • Dates: May 22 – Aug 19, 2023


Workplace Ethics

Note: This course is completed asynchronously online. This course is a core requirement of the degree and requires a grade of "B" or better for successful completion.

  • Course #: MPHR-700-140
  • CRN: 16495
  • Instructor: Meredith, J.
  • Dates: May 22 – Aug 19, 2023