MBA with a Specialization in Human Resources

Focus Your Path on the Business of People

Show the business world that you’re passionate about employees with a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) with a Specialization in Human Resources. The DeVry University Keller Graduate School of Management MBA in Human Resources program will expose you to areas such as planning, staffing, rewarding and developing talent. You’ll also hone your presentation and corporate-level communication skills, which are key areas in this field.

Get to Know Our MBA in Human Resources

If you’re interested in pursuing your passion for human resources, our MBA in Human Resources program may be the right choice for you. An MBA in Human Resources will help you understand the essentials of cultivating an organization’s people and culture. You will develop an understanding of management theory and practices, employment law, strategic HR management and more. As you build up your HR skillset, you will also gain knowledge and experience in business communication, business management theory and business acumen. 

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Master's Advantage: Put your Degree to work sooner! 3 fewer courses and 6 fewer months equals over $6800 in savings

Master's Advantage

If you’ve earned an undergraduate degree in business, technology or a degree with a technology specialization you may be eligible to waive up to three courses (or nine credit hours). We call this our Master’s Advantage. With these course waivers1, you can take fewer courses and put your master’s degree to work for you even sooner.

What You'll Learn

The MBA in Human Resources from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Business covers the following:

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    Apply analytical tools and technology applications to develop analyses and solutions to address the needs of an organization and its stakeholders.
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    Work collaboratively in a team environment. Coordinate and share information to achieve a common goal.
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    Performance Measurement

    Create metrics to analyze organizational performance and inform improvement initiatives and strategically design objectives resulting in the efficient use of technology, human capital, organizational culture, leadership, workforce planning and talent management.
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    Problem Solving

    Use business and management principles to problem-solve a variety of workplace challenges.
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    Strategic HR Management

    Synthesize the role of HR management and contribute to the progression and achievement of an organization’s strategic plan through partnership.
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    Human Resources Leadership

    Analyze and demonstrate an ability to implement and oversee middle to senior level Human Resource Management (HRM) functions, including change management, employment regulatory concerns and employee legal matters.
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    Management Theory and Practices

    Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of enterprise-wide functions relevant in the global economy.

Embedded Programs - Demonstrate Skills at Every Step

Curious to learn how you can earn an additional credential with our unique 2-in-1 design? All courses in our online Human Resources Management certificate are embedded within the MBA in Human Resources. Requesting this embedded option can allow you to earn a graduate certificate on the way to your master's.

Accreditation Matters

Fully aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates

Accredited* by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) 

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our MBA in Human Resources program can consider careers such as:

  • Employee Compensation

  • Employee Analysis

  • Employee management

  • Labor Relations

"Each and every professor I had was great they were fun and related well with the students."

Clevitta Scott MBA in Human Resources, 2015

Core Degree Courses

ACCT503 Financial Accounting: Managerial Use and Analysis
ECON545 Business Economics
FIN510 Corporate Finance
MGMT5912 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
MIS5403 Innovation through Technology
MKTG525 Strategic Marketing

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HRM5912 Strategic Human Resource Management
HRM587 Managing Organizational Change
HRM595 Negotiation Skills

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INTL500 Global Perspectives for International Business
FIN565 International Finance
HRM584 Managing International Human Resources

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MGMT520 Legal, Political and Ethical Dimensions of Business
MGMT550 Managerial Communication

Program-Specific Courses

HRM5302 Human Resources and Technology
HRM5872 Managing Organizational Change
HRM5932 Employment Law

General Degree Courses

ACCT5002,3 Essentials in Accounting, Finance and Economics
MATH5343 Applied Managerial Statistics
MGMT5013 Organizational Structures and Business Processes


MGMT601 MBA Capstone

2Earn your master’s and get a graduate certificate along the way. These six courses make up the Human Resources Graduate Certificate, which is embedded in this program, allowing you to leave with two credentials in one.
3Students who hold an undergraduate business degree, a technology degree or a degree with a technology specialization may be eligible to waive up to three courses (nine credit hours). Students with undergraduate degrees in other disciplines may also be eligible to waive select courses upon review of their undergraduate transcript. Course waiver availability varies by location. For more information, please refer to the Course Waiver section of the Keller academic catalog.

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Related Programs

Programs vary by location. For specific program details for Pennsylvania, refer to:
Pennsylvania catalog
Coursework - MBA in Human Resources for Pennsylvania residents
Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs. *For a full list of DeVry University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by ACBSP, please see the Accreditation page.
1Eligibility and application of course waivers varies based on the type of course waiver credit earned, the student’s enrolled location and/or the student’s state of residence. For more information, please refer to the Course Waiver section of the Keller academic catalog.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.