ATD Learning & Development Degree Directory

Search for advanced degree and certificate programs in HR, training, and learning & development-related fields from this comprehensive list of more than 300 institutes of higher learning.

Institutions Directory » Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management (HRM) is the process of hiring and developing employees so that they become more valuable to the organization. Human Resource Management includes conducting job analyses, planning personnel needs, recruiting the right people for the job, orienting and training, managing wages and salaries, providing benefits and incentives, evaluating performance, resolving disputes, and communicating with all employees at all levels. (See Business Dictionary)

HRD (Human Resource Development) is the term coined by Leonard Nadler to describe the organized learning experiences of training, education, and development offered by employers within a specific time frame to improve employee performance or personal growth. Also, it is another name for the field and profession sometimes called training or training and development. (ASTD. 2011. The Infoline Dictionary of Basic Trainer Terms A Revised and Updated Edition. Alexandria, VA: ASTD Press.)

Careers in HRM may include the following job titles:

  • Human Resources Director
  • Human Capital Specialist/Manager
  • Labor Relations Specialist/Manager
  • Learning and Development Specialist/Manager
  • Performance Management Specialist/Manager
  • Talent Acquisition Specialist/Manager
  • Talent Development Specialist/Manager

  • American Public University System

    YOUR PARTNER IN EDUCATION You've built a workforce strategy to reach your goals. Propel your organization to successfully achieve those goals with American Public University. APU has proudly helped more than 100,000 working professionals achieve their learning ambitions and numerous organizations fu...

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    American Public University System
  • Lewis University

    Graduate degree in Organizational Leadership with five (5) concentration options:

    Training and Development – Recognized for the online master’s in Training and Development by Best Colleges.com, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 10% expansion in this field over the next 8 years. E

    1 University Parkway Romeoville, Illinois 60446 United States Map It »
  • Amberton University

    1700 Eastgate Drive Garland, Texas 75041 United States Map It »
  • Ashland University
    Accent on the Individual

    Organizational Training and Development Online Degree:

    This degree will give you the credential to move your career from “doing” to “teaching.” The program offers a great opportunity to study with your peers – adults with substantial work experience. Not only do you learn from the prof

    401 College Ave Ashland, Ohio 44805 United States Map It »
    Ashland University
  • Drexel University Online

    Founded in 1891, Drexel University is a top-ranked, urban research university, located in the heart of Philadelphia. Known as an academic center of excellence, entrepreneurship, and innovation, Drexel was a pioneer in technology-enhanced education for working adults. Today, nearly two decades after...

    3141 Chesnut St Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 United States Map It »
  • George Mason University - Executive Development
    Empower. Engage. Excel.

    Specializing in executive programs for C-Suite leaders, Executive Development is a learning partner for DMV organizations in the private and federal industries. Customized programs are available with concentrations in leadership, contract execution, business acumen, and more. For additional informat

    4400 University Drive Fairfax, Virginia 22030 United States Map It »
    George Mason University - Executive Development
  • Quinnipiac University Online Programs

    An early adopter of online learning, Quinnipiac University has been perfecting its design and delivery since 2001. Students can easily complete coursework on a weekly basis without attending a scheduled class at a particular date or time. Quinnipiac University offers a range of online bachelor's, ma...

    275 Mount Carmel Avenue OF-QUO Hamden, Connecticut 06518 United States Map It »
    Quinnipiac University Online Programs
  • University of Wisconsin - Stout
    Applied Learning + Career Focus + Industry Collaboration = Our Polytechnic Advantage

    The University of Wisconsin-Stout is a public university located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, and has been designated “Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University” since 2007 by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. Polytechnic institutions are career-focused, technology-d...

    712 South Broadway Street Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751 United States Map It »
    University of Wisconsin - Stout
  • Bowie State University

    Prepare For Life

    14000 Jericho Park Road Bowie, Maryland 20715 United States Map It »
  • Claremont Graduate University

    123 East Eighth Street Claremont, California 91711 United States Map It »
  • Cleveland State University

    Engaged Learning

    2121 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115 United States Map It »
  • Cornell University

    168 Ives Faculty Building Ithaca, New York 14853 United States Map It »
  • Drexel University Center For Graduate Studies

    One Capitol Mall, Suite 260 Sacramento, California 95814 United States Map It »
  • Eastern Michigan University

    Education First

    300 West Michigan Avenue Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197 United States Map It »
  • Florida International University

    11200 SW 8th Street Miami, Florida 33199 United States Map It »
  • Governors State University

    1 University Parkway University Park, Illinois 60484 United States Map It »
  • Grand Canyon University

    3300 West Camelback Road Phoenix, Arizona 85017 United States Map It »
  • Idaho State University

    921 S 8th Ave., Stop 8059 Pocatello, Idaho 83209 United States Map It »
  • Indiana State University

    More. From day one.

    200 North Seventh Street Terra Haute, Indiana 47801 United States Map It »
  • Manhattanville College

    2900 Purchase Street Purchase, New York 10577 United States Map It »
  • Marymount University

    2807 N. Glebe Road Arlington, Virginia 22207 United States Map It »
  • McDaniel College

    2 College Hill Westminster, Maryland 21151 United States Map It »
  • North Carolina State University

    2310 Stinson Drive Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 United States Map It »
  • Northeastern Illinois University

    5500 North St. Louis Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60625 United States Map It »
  • Ohio State University

    2100 Neil Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43210 United States Map It »
  • Pennsylvania State University

    University Park, Pennsylvania 16802 United States Map It »
  • Pittsburg State University

    1701 South Broadway Pittsburg, Kansas 66762 United States Map It »
  • Rochester Institute Of Technology

    31 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, New York 14623 United States Map It »
  • Rutgers University

    18 Bishop Place New Brunswick , New Jersey 08903 United States Map It »
  • Seton Hall University

    400 South Orange Avenue South Orange, New Jersey 07079 United States Map It »
  • Southern New Hampshire University

    2500 North River Road Manchester, New Hampshire 03106 United States Map It »
  • St.Thomas University

    2115 Summit Avenue St. Paul, Minnesota 55105 United States Map It »
  • Strayer University

    Only The Driven

    P.O. Box 1310 Newington, Virginia 22122 United States Map It »
  • Sullivan University

    3101 Bardstown Road Louisville, Kentucky 40205 United States Map It »
  • Towson University

    8000 York Road Towson, Maryland 21252 United States Map It »
  • Tusculum College

    Established 1794

    60 Shiloh Road Greeneville, Tennessee 37743 United States Map It »
  • University of Central Oklahoma

    100 North University Drive Edmond, Oklahoma 73034 United States Map It »
  • University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign

    1310 South 6th Street Champaign, Illinois 61820 United States Map It »
  • University of Minnesota

    Driven to Discover

    321 19th Avenue South Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 United States Map It »
  • University of Oklahoma - Price

    College of Business

    307 West Brooks Norman, Oklahoma 73019 United States Map It »
  • University of Oklahoma Outreach

    2189 Crystal Plaza Arcade Arlington, Virginia 22202 United States Map It »
  • University of Rhode Island

    46 Upper College Road Kingston, Rhode Island 02881 United States Map It »
  • University of South Florida

    4202 East Fowler Avenue Tampa, Florida 33620 United States Map It »
  • University of Texas at Tyler

    3900 University Boulevard Tyler, Texas 75799 United States Map It »
  • University of the Pacific

    Sacramento, California 95817 United States Map It »
  • University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

    Powerful Ideas. Proven Results.

    P.O. Box 413, 2200 East Kenwood Boulevard Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201 United States Map It »
  • Villanova University

    Professional Education Online

    800 Lancaster Avenue Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085 United States Map It »
  • Webster University

    470 East Lockwood Avenue St. Louis, Missouri 63119 United States Map It »
  • Widener University

    Reach higher. Go farther. Choose Widener.

    1 University Place Chester, Pennsylvania 19013 United States Map It »
  • Xavier University

    3800 Victory Parkway Cincinnati, Ohio 45207 United States Map It »