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

  • Campus and Online Programs
    1. Pacific Oaks College

    Program Options

    Master's
      • M.A. Organizational Leadership and Change
      • M.A. Organizational Leadership and Change
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

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

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Business Administration (Ph.D.)
      • Doctor of Business Administration
    Bachelor's
      • Human Resources Management (BSHRM)
      • Business Administration (BSBA)
  • Online Programs Available
    4. New England College

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA in Business Administration/Human Resource Management
      • BA in Business Administration
      • BA in Business Administration/Management
    Associate's
      • AA in Business Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Regent University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership
      • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Life Coaching
    Master's
      • M.A. in Organizational Leadership
      • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
      • M.A. in Business & Design Management
  • Campus and Online Programs
    6. The Chicago School

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ph.D. Business Psychology, Consulting Track
      • Ph.D. Business Psychology, I/O Track
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Florida Tech

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MA in Organizational Leadership
      • Master's in Business Administration
      • Master's in Business Administration/Management
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Walden University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Human Resource Management
      • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Energy Management
      • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Homeland Security
      • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Information Systems Management
      • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Self-Designed
      • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Social Impact Management
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Human Resource Management
      • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - General
      • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Management
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Business Admin - Human Resources Management
      • PhD in Business Admin - Human Resources Management
      • PhD - Organizational Leadership (PhD-OL)
      • Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Management
      • PhD in Business Admin - Management
      • Ed.D. - Global Training and Development
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: HR & Project Mgmt.
      • MBA Dual Concentration: BS Mgmt. & HR
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Mgt. & Human Resources
      • MBA
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Accounting and Human Resources
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Business Mgmt & Project Mgmt.
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Business Management: Human Resource Development Concentration
      • B.S. - Business Management With No Concentration
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Business Management

Featured Schools

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

Pacific Oaks College

  • M.A. Organizational Leadership and Change

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Purdue University Global

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

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Trident University

  • Business Administration (Ph.D.)
  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • Human Resources Management (BSHRM)
  • Business Administration (BSBA)

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New England College

  • BA in Business Administration/Human Resource Management
  • BA in Business Administration
  • AA in Business Administration

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Regent University

  • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership
  • Ph.D. in Counseling & Psychological Studies - Life Coaching
  • M.A. in Organizational Leadership
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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The Chicago School

  • Ph.D. Business Psychology, Consulting Track
  • Ph.D. Business Psychology, I/O Track

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Florida Tech

  • MA in Organizational Leadership
  • Master's in Business Administration
  • Master's in Business Administration/Management

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Walden University

  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Human Resource Management
  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) - Energy Management
  • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - Human Resource Management
  • BS in Business Administration (BSBA) - General

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