Online Master's in Human Resources Management

Online Course Schedule for Fall 2023

25 Jan 12-1pm ET
Master's in Human Resources Management Webinar  

Foundations of HRM

People management really matters. In the twenty-first century talent economy, the evidence consistently and overwhelmingly shows that effective HR practices promote employee well-being and drive organizational performance. Forward-thinking organizations and managers must therefore put people at the center of strategy execution, and manage them carefully and purposefully in every stage of the HR life cycle — from recruitment, to onboarding, talent development, retention and off-boarding. Blending theory and practice, this course examines the latest trends and best practices in the key functional areas of HR: talent acquisition and management, learning and development, total rewards management, and employment relations and the law. You will explore the roles and responsibilities of HR professionals and line managers in implementing HR policies and practices that align with business outcomes and meet employees’ changing needs. Through real-world case studies, application exercises and group projects, you will acquire the foundational HR knowledge and skills for building competitive advantage through people.

Note: This course is completed asynchronously online.

  • Course #: MPHR-5100-101
  • CRN: 33130
  • Instructor: Dalton, F.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023


Global Human Resources Mgmt

The highly interconnected global economy poses immense opportunities as well as challenges for organizations around the world. For multinationals striving to compete in complex and turbulent business environments, one serious challenge they face is leveraging talent for competitive advantage. Human Resources (HR) professionals are expected to play a critical role in this area, developing talent strategies to support their organization’s strategic plans across borders and cultures. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage people in a global environment. You will explore how the global contexts in which multinationals operate influence their people strategies at home and abroad, and how to develop HR practices to unleash their global workforce. Combining theory and practice, and using real-world case studies, the course covers all the key functional areas of global HR — from strategic HR, to talent acquisition and mobility, performance and rewards, talent and organization development, and employment relations and risk management.

Note: This course is completed asynchronously online.

  • Course #: MPHR-7400-101
  • CRN: 36396
  • Instructor: Biu, O.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023


HRM 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-7990-101
  • CRN: 36395
  • Instructor: Vijh, R.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023


Human Capital Analytics

The twenty-first century has ushered in a new era of data and analytics. This presents a unique opportunity for HR professionals to establish themselves as credible business partners, helping organizations to leverage analytics to make smarter talent and strategic decisions. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to unlock the power of people data. From basic data reporting, statistical analysis, and benchmarking (descriptive analytics) to advanced quantitative analysis and modeling (predictive analytics), you will learn tools and techniques for data analysis. The course provides practical tips to help you translate your analytical findings into impactful HR solutions, and communicate your findings through persuasive visualization and storytelling. Ethical and legal issues that may arise from using analytics to make HR decisions will also be explored. Using real-world case studies, application exercises and group projects, you will learn how to develop a data-driven decision-making mindset, to improve the way organizations recruit, deploy, develop, assess, reward and retain talent.

Note: This course is completed asynchronously online. Students are advised to complete MPHR 502 prior to registering for this course.

  • Course #: MPHR-5300-101
  • CRN: 38202
  • Instructor: Jones, R.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023


Learning & Development

In our increasingly dynamic and digital world, the skills and capabilities that employees need to succeed are changing rapidly. Learning and Development (L&D;) is no longer a luxury, with business leaders looking to HR professionals to upskill and reskill employees in the most cost-efficient and time-effective manner as they executive their organizational strategy. This course focuses on the most important theoretical and practical factors in designing and implementing outcome-based L&D; programs, from needs assessment, to learning and transfer of training, program design, and evaluating learning impact. You will also explore learner-centered traditional and technology-based training methods, and proven frameworks for developing career growth. Modeling rigorous instructional design strategies, the course provides a set of practical tools and actionable techniques that will help you build a solid foundation in L&D.; You will gain the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to take on the skills challenge, as well as future learning and talent development challenges.

Note: This course is completed asynchronously online.

  • Course #: MPHR-6200-101
  • CRN: 42258
  • Instructor: Pic, J.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023


Managing Technology

The Management of Technology course provides theoretical and practical experience in using information technology to support organizational decision-making processes. You will examine the requirements of an organization to optimize its competitive strategy and core competencies. You will learn different tactical, strategic, and organizational factors relative to various information systems, as well as how to gauge the effectiveness of an organization’s information system. The course addresses some of the unique issues in managing different types of IT professionals, from senior-level architects to junior-level infrastructure support personnel. You will explore tools and techniques related to hiring, developing, assessing, and retaining staff—as well as theories/methods of managing remote workers and virtual teams.

Note: This course needs department approval for registration. This course meets online.

  • Course #: MPHR-6600-201
  • CRN: 39093
  • Instructor: Smith, G.
  • Dates: Oct 13 – Dec 05, 2023


Organization Dvmnt & Change

In today’s increasingly dynamic, volatile and complex world, change is inevitable. From private enterprises to public sector and nonprofit organizations, change initiatives have become more frequent and widespread, as organizations strive to cope with rapidly shifting environmental conditions, new technologies, demanding customers and stakeholders, and dynamic markets. But despite the necessity and frequency of change, several studies continue to cite a high failure rate of change initiatives. This presents serious challenges—and opportunities—for HR professionals, as they are uniquely positioned to promote employee buy-in and drive change forward. This course will prepare you to be a successful change agent. We will examine how Organization Development and Change concepts and methods can be used to effectively design and implement change initiatives. Through insightful readings, peer learning and dialogue, and a semester-long real-world application project, you will explore the OD process in depth: from the entry and contracting phase, to data gathering, diagnosis and feedback, conducting interventions, and evaluating and ending an engagement.

Note: This course is completed asynchronously online.

  • Course #: MPHR-7260-101
  • CRN: 32199
  • Instructor: Hasan, E.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023


Research Mthds Data Anlytcs HR

As scientific research output on human resources management continues to grow rapidly, there is wide acceptance of the need for HR professionals to embrace evidence-based practice. This requires using the best available scientific evidence, as well as systematically gathering organizational facts, data, indicators, and metrics. Exploring the fundamentals of research methods and data analysis, this course is designed to help you become a more sophisticated consumer and producer of research. As a consumer, the course will equip you with the skills to make informed, critical, and cautious use of published research. A central focus of the course is preparing you to produce high-quality research. You will learn how to formulate research questions, design research projects, and collect, analyze and interpret data using qualitative and quantitative methods. Employing a learning-by-doing approach, you will develop your research and analytical skills, and gain the foundational knowledge and skills to leverage HR research and analytics for effective problem-solving and decision-making.

Note: This course meets online.

  • Course #: MPHR-5200-101
  • CRN: 38199
  • Instructor: Babalola, O.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023


Strategic Planning & HR Strat.

Significant attention is now placed on the role of the HR as a Strategic Partner, as HR practitioners are expected to collaborate with business leaders in strategy formulation and execution. To succeed in this role, HR professionals need to have foundational knowledge of the strategic management process, and understand how the economic, social and political environments in which their organizations operate impacts business results. This course provides a roadmap of the strategic planning process. You will learn how to develop a strategic plan that aligns with an organization’s purpose and mission, reflects long-term goals, and creates value for organizational stakeholders. Through real-world case studies, application exercises and group projects, the course provides practical tips on how to ensure strategic alignment between HR strategy and programs, and an organization’s strategic direction. You will also gain insights on how to incorporate a social dimension to strategy by creating shared value, and the key issues and challenges in translating HR strategy into action.

Note: This course is completed asynchronously online.

  • Course #: MPHR-7100-101
  • CRN: 38203
  • Instructor: Dolan, P.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023


Total Rewards Mgmt

As organizations strive to create value and deliver results in today’s increasingly complex and dynamic environment, leveraging HR practices for competitive advantage has taken on a heightened importance. The ability to attract, motivate, retain and engage a talented workforce are critical to successful strategy execution, but continues to be an Achilles’ heel for many organizations. HR professionals have a strategic role to play here. They are responsible for designing and implementing a competitive mix of total rewards – compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness, performance management, recognition, and talent development – while keeping the compensation budget (one of largest controllable expenses) under control. This course will prepare you to deal with these tensions, and help you to strike the right balance between the competing imperatives of internal equity, market competitiveness and individual performance. You will learn how to align total rewards strategies with organizational culture, HR goals and business strategy, and develop the skills needed to measure and improve compensation ROI.

Note: This course is completed asynchronously online.

  • Course #: MPHR-6300-101
  • CRN: 38200
  • Instructor: Guzman Melendez, A.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023


Workplace Ethics

There seems to be a never-ending cycle of corporate scandals — employee mistreatment, accounting fraud, insider trading, bribery and corruption, among other types of misconduct — prompting debates about the role and effectiveness of HR in creating an ethical workplace culture. Unquestionably, HR professionals are uniquely positioned to identify, prevent and correct ethics scandals due to their outsize role in hiring, training and evaluating employees. This course will prepare you to act as an ethical agent. Combining theory with practice, you will learn how individual and collective values, belief systems, and moral philosophies impact individual and organizational actions. You will also explore critical factors that shape ethical decision-making and workplace ethics, from leadership styles, to gender and generational differences, and how to embed social responsibility, corporate governance, and sustainability into workplace practices. Through experiential exercises, case studies, and group projects, you will learn evidence-based tools and strategies to navigate common ethical landmines. Note: Core requirement for MPS-HRM degree. Minimum grade required is “B” to continue eligibility toward graduation. This course meets online.

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-5000-101
  • CRN: 33131
  • Instructor: Gomez, G.
  • Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 16, 2023