MBA in Human Resources

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If you are interested in playing a leadership role in the areas of employee hiring, training, and professional development, then Kaplan University's Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources program could provide you with the advanced education you need to pursue this goal. Continue reading for more information about Kaplan University's online MBA - Human Resources program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Kaplan University's online Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources program provides a diverse business curriculum combined with courses covering several areas of human resources management. Specialization courses address employment ethics and laws, organizational development, human resources management processes, compensation structures, rewards programs, and hiring methods. Students also have the opportunity to develop an understanding of business concepts and processes in communications, marketing, accounting, and global economics. Core courses also focus on the development of leadership skills, change management, decision making, and business analytics.

What Ae the Prerequisites?

You should currently be employed in a corporate environment before entering the Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources program. An educational background in business can be beneficial. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must complete 76 credits to earn the Master of Business Administration in Human Resources degree from Kaplan University. This total includes 60 core credits and 16 credits in specialization coursework. Specific course requirements are subject to change.

Master of Business Administration with a Specialization in Human Resources Requirements

  • Business Perspectives
  • Business Communications
  • Business Analytics
  • Financial Accounting Principles and Analysis
  • Measurement and Decision Making
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Economics for Global Decision Makers
  • Financial Management
  • Designing, Improving, and Implementing Processes
  • Managing the Value Chain
  • Strategic Management
  • Ethics in Business and Society
  • Leadership Strategies for a Changing World
  • MBA Capstone

Human Resources Requirements

  • Employment Law
  • Training and Development
  • Strategic Reward Systems
  • Recruitment and Selection

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After graduating from Kaplan University's Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resources program, you could seek management positions in the human resources departments of nearly any type of industry. You could be responsible for employee relations, training development, benefits coordination, compensation management, or recruitment programs. Positions you could pursue include:

  • Human resources director
  • Training and development manager
  • Employment services manager
  • Compensation specialist
  • Personnel analyst