Master of Business
Administration (MBA) in
Human Resource Management
230K+ Alumni Worldwide
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program prepares you for leadership and management positions in an ever-changing business environment. The program provides a conceptual understanding and practical application of essential business disciplines, including accounting, economics, data analysis, finance, management, and marketing. In addition, you’ll acquire the skills needed for effective team building, quantitative and qualitative decision-making, and creative problem-solving. To ensure the program meets your needs, you’ll be assigned to a faculty mentor to review your career objectives and provide course selection and specialization guidance.
The Human Resource Management (HRM) specialization prepares you to manage people, their needs, and their performance. Instruction and coursework focus on recruiting, selecting, training, evaluating, and compensating employees. You’ll explore changes in the workplace such as governmental regulations, global competition, developing technologies, and organizational transformations — and their influence on worker performance. With technical knowledge and practical skills for supporting a multicultural workforce, you’ll be ready to bring new ideas, effective tools, and leadership skills and manage an organization’s most valuable resource: its people.
In preparation for your Master of Business Administration studies, you need to complete the following two courses. These may be waived with the completion of the appropriate accounting, finance, and mathematics courses as a part of an undergraduate business degree at a regionally accredited university or if you score 80% or above on a challenge exam.
- ACC 600 – Financial Accounting for MBAs
- MNS 601 – Statistics for Business
In addition to the academic outcomes for all Master of Business Administration graduates, students completing the Human Resource Management specialization will learn to:
- Complete a job analysis for a specific role for recruiting, selection, training, performance appraisal, and pay
- Develop a recruiting plan and design a selection process for recruiting, interviewing, and selecting job candidates within an organization
- Conduct a needs assessment and design a training program for employees on a specific topic related to organizational goals
- Assess benefits relevant to the employee population and organizational structure, and formulate a compensation system based on merit, knowledge, and skill acquisition
- Recognize, analyze, and effectively address ethical, legal, and safety challenges faced in the workplace and develop policies designed to prevent employer liability
Successful completion and attainment of National University degrees do not lead to automatic or immediate licensure, employment, or certification in any state/country. The University cannot guarantee that any professional organization or business will accept a graduate’s application to sit for any certification, licensure, or related exam for the purpose of professional certification.
Program availability varies by state. Many disciplines, professions, and jobs require disclosure of an individual’s criminal history, and a variety of states require background checks to apply to, or be eligible for, certain certificates, registrations, and licenses. Existence of a criminal history may also subject an individual to denial of an initial application for a certificate, registration, or license and/or result in the revocation or suspension of an existing certificate, registration, or license. Requirements can vary by state, occupation, and/or licensing authority.
NU graduates will be subject to additional requirements on a program, certification/licensure, employment, and state-by-state basis that can include one or more of the following items: internships, practicum experience, additional coursework, exams, tests, drug testing, earning an additional degree, and/or other training/education requirements.
All prospective students are advised to review employment, certification, and/or licensure requirements in their state, and to contact the certification/licensing body of the state and/or country where they intend to obtain certification/licensure to verify that these courses/programs qualify in that state/country, prior to enrolling. Prospective students are also advised to regularly review the state’s/country’s policies and procedures relating to certification/licensure, as those policies are subject to change.
National University degrees do not guarantee employment or salary of any kind. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to review desired job positions to review degrees, education, and/or training required to apply for desired positions. Prospective students should monitor these positions as requirements, salary, and other relevant factors can change over time.