Doctor of Philosophy
in Human Resource
100% ONLINE PhD-HRM
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Advance Your Human Resource Career
Enhance global business environments with the 100% online Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Management (PhD-HRM) degree program at National University. No GRE/GMAT required. You’ll gain the expert-level knowledge you need to take on leadership positions in the private, public and non-profit sector. Through this comprehensive doctoral degree, you’ll deepen your understanding of human resource theories and practices, including critical thinking and research skills.
NU’s PhD-HRM program is centered on the evolution of human resources. You’ll explore extrinsic and intrinsic compensation concepts, how to improve organizational effectiveness, and how to motivate diverse workforces. You’ll also learn how to develop and apply quantitative and qualitative research designs and methodologies. Other focus areas in the PhD-HRM program include working within a unionized environment, legal issues impacting human resources, and how to improve diversity and inclusion.
NU’s one-to-one learning model will provide you with the guidance, attention, and support you deserve throughout your doctoral education.
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Program Learning Outcomes
As a graduate of National University’s Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Management (PhD-HRM) program, you’ll be able to:
- Evaluate human resource theories, concepts, and scholarly research
- Recommend best practices in hiring, retaining, supporting, and motivating employees
- Determine the impact of employment laws in domestic and multinational organizations
- Contribute to the body of theory and practice in human resource management
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