MBA Human Resources Concentration

Enhance your management potential in as little as one year.

Nearly every organization in the world, ranging from finance and health care to government and sales, utilizes a human resource department. An MBA with a Human Resources Management Concentration gives you the opportunity to become a leader in this dynamic field.

The online MBA program with a concentration in Human Resource Management at the University of Saint Mary focuses on what's most important to a business–its employees. In only one year, you'll get the same advanced business training associated with the core courses of a MBA, but also gain an in-depth look into methods of harboring a work environment that facilitates productivity and conflict resolution.

The program is ideal for:

  • Department managers with a desire to become more influential leaders
  • Those looking to transition to higher HR management roles
  • Current HR professionals who may be missing a solid business underpinning

The human resource field is set to grow 13% by the year 2022 with a current average yearly salary of $99,720.1 Now is the time to earn the degree that can enhance your career, both professionally and personally for years to come.

The online Master of Business Administration program with a concentration in Human Resource Management at the University of Saint Mary helps ensure that you are properly equipped to not only handle day-to-day tasks, but to manage conflicts and negotiate changes with a business mindset in the forefront.

Human Resource Management Concentration Requirements

The University of Saint Mary Human Resource Management MBA requires a total of 36 graduate-level credit hours, which include nine core courses and the following three courses:

The following courses must be taken in sequence:

MGT 753 - Conflict Management and Negotiation: In this course, students will explore the way that power is used in conflict situations. Students will learn to look at conflict with a new perspective and see conflict as a positive rather than negative experience. They will do this by practicing methods of conflict resolution through role-playing, case analysis, and assignments. This experience will teach insights into human behavior and help students build confidence in negotiation, managing workplace conflict, leading group decision-making, and facilitating processes with teams and individuals. Conflict will be discussed, dissected, and analyzed in the one-on-one and group contexts.

MGT 774 - Organizational Change and Development: This course examines methods to improve organizational effectiveness. Students will study organizational change, including the concept of planning change, the basic roles and styles of the OD practitioner, and resistance to organizational change and how to overcome it.

MGT 757 Training and Development: The primary focus of this course is organizational development and human resource topics at the tactical level. This class focuses on employee development and training, and the evolution of training methods that would support and meet individual and company goals.

If you would like to gain the skills for a career in human resource management—and do it in only a year- find out more about the University of Saint Mary online MBA Human Resource Management concentration. Call 877-307-4914 or request more information.

1http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/human-resources-managers.htm