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MBA: Human Resource Management Emphasis

Also see: Online MBA: Human Resource Management Emphasis

Why Study for an MBA: Human Resource Management Emphasis?

The MBA in Human Resource Management online program gives you the understanding and skillset to advance your human resources career in any organization. As a graduate, you will be fully prepared for numerous roles guiding and managing the employee work life cycle. As part of this MBA curriculum, you will learn fundamental concepts in employee training and professional development. You will examine comprehensive staffing models, recruitment, retention, and employment decision-making and gain an understanding of employment compensation and benefits plans.

You will also study corporate recruitment, compensation, organizational training and employment law across the evolving business spectrum. All online Human Resource Management courses are taught by highly qualified, caring professors with professional credentials who strive to develop management skills with relevant, real-world applications. This program is only offered online.

Northwest's MBA in Human Resource Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Career Opportunities

MBA in Human Resources Management career opportunities include:

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Senior Human Resources Consultant
  • VP of Human Resources
  • Employee Relations Manager

Course Requirements

MBA candidates who choose the Human Resource Management emphasis must complete the following courses:

Number Course Title Hours
ACCT 51646 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON 52651
ECON 52654
Macroeconomics for Business Managers OR
Managerial Economics
FIN 53621 Financial Management 3
MGMT 54611 Business Decision Analysis Tools 3
MGMT 54616 Organizational Behavior in Administration 3
MGMT 54618 Executive Seminar* 3
MGMT 54620 Advanced Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 54652 Managing Compensation & Benefit 3
MGMT 54654 Organizational Training and Development 3
MKTG 55630 Strategic Marketing 3
Total Credit Hours 30

*Executive Seminar must be taken during your last term of enrollment.


Melvin D. & Valorie G. Booth School of Business