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Human Resources is a business field focused on maximizing employee productivity. Human Resources professionals manage the human capital of an organization and focus on implementing policies and processes. Courses may include: business and HR strategy, global human resources and labor relations, change management, talent acquisition and management, negotiation and mediation skills, human resources analytics, influencing senior leaders, compensation strategies, leading high-performance teams, internal consulting, leadership development and training, and human resources leadership.
The Master of Human Resources is a great choice for prospective students who are committed to continuing their career in Human Resources, as it provides a more specialized, HR-intensive education. The median national annual salary for a human resources manager is $102,780, according to the 2016-17 Occupational Handbook. Note that actual salaries may vary greatly based on specialization within the field, location, years of experience and a variety of other factors. The Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that technical and scientific consulting firms currently offer the highest human resources salaries. And the highest paying career specialties are in change management and executive compensation.