Free Online Human Resource Management Courses from Top Universities

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Individuals looking to learn about human resource management can find 6 free courses available from top universities. These include the Open University, the University of California-Irvine and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Free Human Resources Management Courses

Topics related to hiring, managing, and training employees are taught for free at a number of universities. These courses can be accessed online, and some let individuals download reading materials.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Prospective and current HR professionals can use MIT's OpenCourseWare to take classes that can enhance their knowledge of human resources practices. For instance, individuals can learn how to think strategically and implement human resources policies in order to gain a competitive advantage. They're also able to hone their leadership, teamwork and negotiation skills. Other learning outcomes can lead to a better understanding of urban labor markets, training policies and economic development.

Open University

Since 2006, this university has been offering free classes through it OpenLearn system. Individuals can take a 6-hour intermediate-level and a 12-hour advanced HR management course. Course topics teach business students how and when to hire a human resources consultant and about fair and effective recruitment, selection methods and person-job fit.

University of California(UC) - Irvine

Through UC Irvine's Distance Learning Center, individuals can learn training and development methods by completing assignments and reading the ASTD Training and Development Handbook that's required for this course. Some of the learning objectives for this class include describing what progress has been made in training and development from the 1950s to present and creating a database of things learned in the course

Free Online Human Resources Management Courses at a Glance

Courses and School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes and Exams Downloadable
Strategic HR Management course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text Yes Yes Yes
Urban Labor Markets and Employment Policy course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Graduate Text No No Yes
People and Organizations course from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes No Yes
Choosing a Human Resources Consultant course from Open University Graduate Text Yes No Yes
Human Resources: Recruitment and Selection course from Open University Undergraduate Text Yes No Yes
Training and Human Resources Development course from University of California - Irvine Unknown Text No Yes No

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA: Human Resources
      • BA: Business Administration - Management
      • BA: Business Administration - Logistics
      • BA: Business Administration - Marketing
    Associate's
      • AA: Business Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA: Human Resources
      • Master: Management/Human Resources
      • MSM in Organizational Design and Development
      • Master : Business Admin
    Bachelor's
      • BSBA in Human Resources
      • Bachelor of Business Admin
      • BSBA - Investment
    Associate's
      • AASBA in Business
      • Associate: Business Admin.
      • Associate: Business Admin. - Office Mgmt
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Colorado State University Global

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master - Human Resource Management
      • MS - Management
      • MS - Organizational Leadership
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Human Resource Management
      • BS - Business Management
      • BS - Organizational Leadership
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate - Human Resource Management
  • Campus and Online Programs
    4. Louisiana State University Shreveport

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Business Administration - Human Resource Management Concentration
      • Master of Business Administration - Human Resource Management Specialization
      • Master of Business Administration with a General Business Specialization
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Organizational Development
      • DBA - Management
    Master's
      • MBA: Strategic Human Resource Management
      • MBA
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education
  • Campus and Online Programs
    6. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.S. - Entertainment Business
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Music Business
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Brenau University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
      • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership - Communication Management
      • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership -Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
      • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership-Cybersecurity Management
      • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership-Human Resource Management
      • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership-Strategic Thinking and Innovation
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor in Business Adminstration - Human Resource Management
      • Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership
      • Bachelor in Business Adminstration
    Certificate
      • Post Graduate Certificate - Human Resource Management
      • Post Graduate Certificate - Communication Management
      • Post Graduate Certificate - Management
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Notre Dame de Namur University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Masters in Business Administration
  • Campus and Online Programs
    9. South College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Human Resources Management
      • Bachelor of Business Administration
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science in Business Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Saint John's University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Business Administration: Interdisciplinary Business

Featured Schools

The schools and programs listed below are popular educational options, and tuition varies based on program and location

Saint Leo University

  • BA: Human Resources
  • BA: Business Administration - Management
  • AA: Business Administration

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Purdue University Global

  • MBA: Human Resources
  • BSBA in Human Resources
  • AASBA in Business

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Colorado State University Global

  • Master - Human Resource Management
  • BS - Human Resource Management
  • Graduate Certificate - Human Resource Management

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Louisiana State University Shreveport

  • Master of Business Administration - Human Resource Management Concentration
  • Master of Business Administration - Human Resource Management Specialization
  • Master of Business Administration with a General Business Specialization

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Grand Canyon University

  • Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Organizational Development
  • MBA: Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business for Secondary Education

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Full Sail University

  • M.S. - Entertainment Business
  • B.S. - Music Business

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Brenau University

  • Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
  • Bachelor in Business Adminstration - Human Resource Management
  • Post Graduate Certificate - Human Resource Management

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Notre Dame de Namur University

  • Masters in Business Administration

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