Strategic Human Resources Management

Influence strategic decisions and drive organizational objectives through HR strategy.

You'll analyze how an organization sets strategy, gaining knowledge that will allow you to systematically navigate through change in order to align human resources and organizational strategies. You will also explore change management principles and models to construct a change management evaluation framework, and examine the impact of external environmental factors on organizational strategy and decision-making at the executive level.

Core topics include: strategic workforce planning analytics, financial planning and change management.

Note: We recommend that you take this course last within the Human Resources Management Certificate program.


Location: Online
Format: Self-paced within deadlines set by instructor
Duration: 8 weeks
Tuition: $749
Can be applied to:
Human Resources Management Certificate

Upcoming Offerings

Register for a course at any time, with the option to apply to a program later.

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What you will learn

After completing this course, you’ll be able to do the following:

  • Employ strategic influence to execute HR strategy
  • Analyze the organizational strategy of current employer
  • Apply financial acumen to assess the financial performance of an organization
  • Create HR strategy aligned with business strategy
  • Plan change management to support an organizational change initiative
  • Select HR measurement to demonstrate HR management value

How you will learn and be evaluated

  • Prepare to spend 7–10 hours per week on coursework
  • Expect readings and other assignments on a weekly basis
  • Plan to access the course at least once every few days to keep up with your work and class discussions

You will be evaluated on:

  • Assignments (individual and group)
  • Participation in online discussions

To earn the certificate, complete all courses with a minimum average grade of C.

Learning Materials

Course fees do not include textbooks. We recommend you purchase your textbook as soon as you’ve registered. We will provide additional course materials online.

Required textbook:

Belcourt, M., Podolsky, M. Strategic Human Resources Planning, 7th Edition. Top Hat, 2019. Available as an e-book from the publisher

Technical Requirements

For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.