Strayer University strives to make earning a degree both convenient and affordable for all of their students and has been doing so since 1892. The average age of the 54,000 Strayer University students is 34 years, and the majority of them hold full-time jobs while continuing their education. Therefore, Strayer understands the busy lifestyle of a working professional and they offer several formats to accommodate even the busiest schedules.
An online student is able to combine their online courses with a few campus-based courses, and online courses can be taken in a real-time (synchronous) or any time (asynchronous) format. They offer online university degrees that are as challenging and require the same high standards as classroom courses. In fact, online courses are taught by the same faculty that lead campus-based courses, so all students are held by the same high academic standards.
Strayer University boasts a number of popular degrees available in associates, bachelors and advanced degrees. They are committed to offering quality online degree programs to keep their students competitive in today’s job market. To that end, they are continually accepting recommendations for new degree programs. In fact, their website provides a page where current or potential students can suggest a program that they do not currently offer. After reviewing recent recommendations, The university has decided to add three new degree and concentrations to their academic programs.
New Degrees and Concentrations at Strayer University
Master of Science in Human Resource Management – The new Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) program teaches principles and practices for a successful HR career. It prepares graduates to become leaders in any organizational human resources role, including talent management, compensation and benefits, as well as learning and organizational development.
The new MSHRM program joins Strayer’s BBA-HR and MBA-HR programs in being recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management – the world’s largest HR management association – for aligning with their guidelines on degree granting programs. The curriculum covers a great deal of the content in the PHR and SPHR certification exams, however program completion does not guarantee any SHRM certification.
Within this new degree program, two concentrations are offered for students so that they are able to focus on their individual career objectives. The concentration in Human Resource Generalist provides credit hours in Talent Management, Employee and Labor Relations, and Performance Management. The Human Resource and Organizational Development concentration offers course options, including Managing Organizational Change, Developing Human Capital, and Human Resource Management Consulting.
Courses required for this degree cover topics such as ethics, human resource information systems, employment law, strategic human resource management, and leadership and organizational behavior. A minimum of 54 total credit hours is required to complete the MSHRM program.
Master of Education with a Concentration in Adult Education and Development – Designed to successfully prepare students to educate adult learners, Strayer University’s Master of Education with a Concentration in Adult Education and Development is now offered to students from a variety of backgrounds. Students from the teaching, training and development or human resource fields can benefit from this program.
Courses in this program not only cover the teaching aspect of adult learning but also the business skills and information technology tools necessary to apply key techniques to educational problems. Students enrolled in this program will obtain the knowledge to work with adult learners in many fields, including community college instruction, military education, online learning, as well as training and development.
A minimum of 54 total credit hours is needed to successfully complete the Master of Education with a Concentration in Adult Education and Development program. Students who did not earn undergraduate degrees in appropriate fields prior to enrollment may be required to take additional prerequisite courses.
Through this program, students will be prepared to design, plan, facilitate and assess adult student learning. However, completion of this program does not guarantee qualification to teach in a public school. Students pursuing teacher or school administrator certificates in the public school system should contact their local districts and state education department to confirm required educational requirements.
Bachelor of Business Administration with a Concentration in Health Services Administration – As part of the Bachelor of Business Administration degree offered, a concentration in Health Services Administration is now being offered. This program is designed for students interested in managerial positions in the health services field.
With this online degree program, students are provided the skills to coordinate and manage business activities in health services organizations, including hospitals, private practices, clinics, long-term health facilities or government and non-profit organizations.
Core courses required to complete this degree include Accounting, Fundamentals of E-Business and English Composition. Concentration courses include Health Services Marketing, Healthcare Policy and Law, and Healthcare Human Resources Management. A total of 180 credit hours is the minimum required to graduate with this degree.