MBA - Human Resource Management

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Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to take on human resource (HR) functions key to an organization's success. To find out more about this graduate degree program, keep reading.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Offered in an online format, this Master of Business Administration (MBA) program from Southern New Hampshire University gives you the opportunity to learn about business and HR principles. The core MBA curriculum is designed to teach you about accounting, finance, marketing, information technology, and strategic management, among other subjects. In the human resources management component of the program, you'll have the chance to gain knowledge and skills in HR strategies, compensation and benefits, regulatory issues, and change leadership. By the end of the program, you could be prepared to handle complex managerial issues that occur in organizational settings.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you're considering applying for entry into the MBA in Human Resources Management program, you should have a strong interest, or prior work experience, in performing HR-related duties. You need to have a bachelor's degree or equivalent to be eligible for admission; however, if your degree is not business-related you may be required to take prerequisite courses which are also available online.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management curriculum includes a 10-course MBA core along with three HR courses. You may need to take up to five foundational business courses if you lack an undergraduate business background.

MBA Core Courses*

Course CodeCourse Title
ACC 500Managerial Accounting
IT 500Information Technology
MKT 500Marketing Strategies
ECO 500Managerial Economics
FIN 500Financial Management
INT 610Multinational Corporate Environment
MBA 700Strategic Management
OL 690Responsible Corporate Leadership
QSO 510Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making
QSO 600Production and Operation Management

Human Resource MBA Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
OL 600Strategic Human Resource Management
OL 620Total Rewards
OL 663Leading Changes

Specialized MBA Foundation Courses

The following courses may be required if you lack a business-related bachelor's degree:

Course CodeCourse Title
MBA 501Mathematics and Statistics for Business
MBA 502Economics for Business
MBA 503Financial Reporting and Analysis
MBA 610Business Law
OL 500Human Behavior in Organizations

*Coursework subject to change.

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

After earning a Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management from Southern New Hampshire University, you could have the opportunity to pursue specialist or leadership roles in organizations' HR departments. These positions may require advanced knowledge in the regulations, tools, and technologies used in managing employee benefits, compensation, recruitment efforts, and other areas.

Some of the job positions you may be interested in include the following:

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Recruiting Coordinator
  • Compensation Specialist
  • Benefits Manager