Program Overview

California National University offers an online Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) degree program to inpiduals interested in excelling their professional career. The online program provides one-on-one instruction to students at their convenience. Students will learn the challenges of the changing international, economic, legal, political, and technological environment. The program prepares students for mid-level and senior-level HRM Generalist and Specialist positions in such settings as manufacturing, service, finance, and retailing. Students will form an in-depth understanding of labor relations, moral and legal rights of employees, and the importance of effective communication. Additionally, candidates will form the ability to analyze, design, and implement management procedures connected with planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling in organizations. 

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 cumulative GPA to be eligible for the graduate program. Once admitted, the MBA program requires the completion of 36 units of coursework consisting of 15 units of Professional Core courses, 15 units of Professional Focus courses, and six units for a Professional Project or Thesis. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA throughout the program. Each student completes the provided core courses and chooses from one of the Professional Focuses: Employee Relations, Human Resource Administration, or Strategic Human Resource Planning. Laboratory coursework is completed through the design and execution of a relevant HR project implemented in the workplace. As the final phase of the degree program, students are to submit a Professional Project or Thesis that involves gathering and reporting research data that has to be approved by the thesis advisor and committee.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Distance Education Accrediting Commission


    A prospective student shall have obtained a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree with a 3.0 cumulative GPA for consideration of admission to this program. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) requires successful completion of 36 units of coursework for those entering with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Students entering the program with a Bachelor's degree from another discipline will be required to take the First Year MBA Core courses and complete a total of 45 units of coursework:
    • First Year Graduate Core - 9 units
    • Second Year - 18 units
    • MBA Electives - 12 units
    • Master’s Thesis or Comprehensive exam - 6 units

    School Overview

    California National University was founded in 1993 after recognizing the need for mid-aged students to be able to continue learning while maintaining their careers and family lifestyle. CNU offers an innovative approach to distance education in its combination of self-study with direct personal contact and technology as well as its one-on-one instruction from faculty. This college offers undergraduate programs, graduate programs, a certificate program and individual courses through extension. The institution awards bachelors, masters, specialists and associate degrees.

    Students need to own a computer and have access to the Internet to be able to have access to distance learning programs and software. One-on-one communication with professors is guaranteed, giving students maximum feedback and exdivert support. This is done through a sequential course syllabus with assignments and guided learning experience. Everything is done online, including turning in assignments, taking exams, and receiving that vital feedback from faculty and classmates. Distance learning provides a flexible, individualized program recognizing that students have other responsibilities.


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