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Online MBA in Human Resources Management

The online MBA Human Resources Management concentration, partnering with Cambridge College Global’s Master of Human Resource Management program, provides online MBA students with the opportunity to extend their studies beyond the general MBA curriculum to survey key functional areas within human resources (HR). This is accomplished by pairing the foundational MBA classes with three specialized courses in a variety of relevant HR practice areas.

What You Will Learn in the Online MBA - Human Resources Management Concentration

Cambridge College Global’s online MBA with a concentration in Human Resources Management prepares graduates for management and leadership roles within a variety of industries. The online MBA program Human Resources Management concentration is designed to give graduates the knowledge and skills to work in operations or other aspects of management.

Students will take the foundational course HRM 501 Strategic Human Resource Management and then select any two of the following courses to complete the concentration:

  • HRM 520 Recruitment & Selection for Organizational Excellence
  • HRM 550 Employee & Labor Relations
  • HRM 540 Talent Management and Development

For a complete list of courses, download the MBA Human Resources Concentration curriculum worksheet. You may also view full course descriptions here.

Is the Online MBA with Human Resources Management Concentration Right for You?

When working toward your business degree online, your decision whether to select an MBA with a concentration versus a more focused, online human resources degree like our Master of Human Resources Management will depend on your current employment, long-term career goals and cost and time considerations. Current HR practitioners who seek the added credibility of a graduate degree in business — but who plan to move into operations or other aspects of management in the long-term — may find the MBA with an HR concentration a more attractive option than the more specialized Master of Human Resources Management degree.

Additionally, those individuals that are unsure about committing to a career in human resources management can benefit from the opportunity to earn a broad-based business degree while exploring various HR subject areas during their studies.

Conversely, individuals who are fully committed to a long-term career in HR, should consider our Master of Human Resource Management degree. This program provides a significantly more extensive examination of the practice of HR and is designed to equip an HR professional with knowledge across the full spectrum of HR practice areas. Our Admissions team, along with the Program Chairs in the Master of Human Resources Management and the MBA Program, are available to guide students in deciding which option best meets their career goals.

This concentration will meet the academic and skill needs of those MBA students who have academic and career interests in human resources. The Human Resources Management concentration is taught by experienced HR professionals and academic experts. It has proven most useful to those with interests within the following areas:

  • Talent management and development
  • Policy setting
  • Employee and labor relations
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