The MBA program with an emphasis in Human Resources provides professional students the knowledge and skills necessary when applying the learned concepts to training and development, compensation systems, employee benefits and organizational dynamics, that comprise an effective and efficient human resources department. Human Resources (HR) is responsible for the employee experience. The primary objective of a human resource department is to attract and recruit suitable employees with proper industry marketing, then hire and oversee training and development during the entire employment with the organization. HR is also involved in employee terminations - including resignations, performance-related dismissals, and redundancies.
The Master of Business Administration degree program is offered to students through, both on campus and online learning programs. The MBA degree program emphasizes a student’s aspirations to gain the specialized education in Human Resources.
Students earning the MBA in Human Resources can use the formal academic education to pursue positions as a company's primary liaison between with the employee and the organization. Successful students should also be able to demonstrate a significant understanding of the value created by incorporating the thoughts, emotions and psychology behind a workforce, increases productivity, work ethic and minimizes resentment. The flexible MBA program delves into core business aspects critical to the success of both, current and future employers and the graduates personal development. The core MBA courses expand on a student's previous knowledge of business while also introducing management level concepts of: Financial Reporting, Data and Economic Analysis, Business Process and Innovation, Corporate Responsibility, Human Resources, Marketing and Organizational Dynamics, Development and Change.
Graduates should have the opportunity to use a Human Resources concentration when entering small or large organizations, each designing a specialized department performing various HR tasks and functions as leaders in strategic decision making across the business. Upon successful completion of the required courses, capstone project and elective courses, graduate students may also use the advanced degree to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of business leadership necessary when analyzing business functions and processes, formulating effective business strategies and identifying characteristics of other leadership potential.
Requires an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Admission GPA Requirements: Option One - GPA required 3.00 or Higher: A 3.0 GPA calculated over the most recent 30 graded semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution. Option Two - GPA between 2.50 and 2.99, qualifying score on GRE, MAT or GMAT. GRE: achieve the required minimum scores on two out of three of the subsections of the GRE. (Minimum score for Quantitative: 141, minimum score for Verbal: 150, minimum score for Analytic Writing: 4.5) Miller Analogies Test (MAT): achieve a minimum scaled score of 400. Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT): fulfill the formula GMAT + (GPA X 200) > 1000. Option Three - An earned master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution. Option Four - GPA below 2.50, Portfolio.
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