MBA in Business Administration, Human Resources

Help lead your business toward responsible, successful management of its most important asset— its people—with an MBA, Human Resources degree. Online, regionally accredited, and respected, this program covers theories of compensation, practices of wage and salary administration, evaluation systems, performance appraisals, incentives and more.

Learn to Lead an Effective Workforce with a Human Resources Master’s

Apply your graduate education to any industry when you earn your Master of Business Administration (MBA) with human resources concentration. You’ll prepare to effectively plan, direct and lead administrative operations. You’ll graduate ready to manage training functions, design effective development programs, apply methods of intervention and understand the relationship between training and the fields of individual and organizational development.

As a human resources master’s student, you will:

  • Understand every aspect of business practice, including financial reporting, data analytics, marketing management, organizational leadership and process innovation.
  • Customize your education plan by selecting a course that covers organizational leadership, public administration or health administration.
  • Be better prepared for careers, which include human resource manager, training and development consultant, employee education consultant, and executive-level team leaders.
  • Develop strong leadership abilities.

Next Session

Spring II (Mar 6, 2023)

Estimated Tuition

Ways to Learn

Online

Program Benefits that Benefit You.

A Better Balance for Work and School

Affordable, asynchronous classes that fit your work schedule, offered 100% online so you can learn while you earn.

Start Sooner, No GMAT or GRE Required

Designed for working professionals, benefit from rolling starts and flexible entry - no GMAT or GRE required for admission.

Build Recruitment and Retainment Expertise

Gain recruitment and retainment skills in the growing field of human resources to bolster your skillset and employee engagement.

WSCUC

University of Massachusetts Global is accredited by the WSCUC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

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    I know that through having my master’s in business administration I’m going to be able to continue to climb up the ladder and continue to guide and lead others to do the work that they do. I believe I’m making a bigger impact by being a leader.
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    Obtaining an MBA always was on my bucket list, however, until I found Brandman* I was facing large loans and a strict school regiment. The flexibility of the program, along with Kia’s tuition assistance, made the perfect combination. An MBA gave me the self-confidence to trust my ideas and question conventional thinking.
    Julie M. | Kia, MBA
    *Brandman University is now UMass Global
    My desire to go back to school was personal. Both my mom and dad graduated from high school, and I’m the first in my family to go on for my college education. I want to be a positive role model for my children. I can do all three – work, family and school; I didn’t have to choose.
    Brandy C. | MBA Program
    Going back to school helped me get out of my comfort zone. It helped me get past the ‘we’ve always done it that way’ mentality. I learned that I needed to innovate personally, professionally and to help other become more innovative.
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    Admission Requirements

    Applicants for this master's degree program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

    • Completed application
    • GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
    • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted
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    Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

    Graduate Level Exams

    This Master’s degree program does not require applicants to take costly exams like the GRE/GMAT. Why? Because we value your professional and life experience. You should get credit for what you already know.

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    MBA Program Curriculum

    • Select 24-36 credits of the following, depending upon waivers:

      24-36

      ACCU 602
       Financial Reporting & Analysis

       

      BUSU 610
       Data Analysis for Decision Making

       

      BUSU 620
       Economic Analysis for Managers

       

      BUSU 630
       Business Process Analysis and Innovation

       

      BUSU 650
       Corporate Responsibility: Ethics and Sustainability

       

      FINU 607
       Financial Management

       

      HRCU 600
       Human Resource Foundations

       

      MKTU 605
       Marketing Management

       

      OLCU 613
       Seminar in Organizational Dynamics

       

      OLCU 615
       Leading Organizational Change

       

      OLCU 632
       Leadership and Innovation

       

      BUSU 640
       Business Strategy and Competitive Advantage Capstone

       

      Core Requirements Subtotal

      24-36

      Electives or Designated Emphasis Area (choose below)

      12

      Total Credits

      36-48

    • HRCU 604  Workforce Planning

      3

      HRCU 605  Talent Management

      3

      Select two from the following:

      6

      BUSU 510
       Career Development & Management

       

      HRCU 602
       Strategic Business Concepts and Human Resources

       

      HRCU 607
       Total Rewards

       

      HRCU 612
       Human Resources Management in Public Administration

       

      HRCU 622
       Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining

       

      HRCU 630
       Conflict and Negotiation

       

      Total Credits

      12

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