Focus Your Path on the Business of People
Show the business world that you’re passionate about employees with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Specialization in Human Resources. At DeVry University and our Keller Graduate School of Management, our online MBA Human Resources Specialization will immerse you in 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 with a Specialization in Human Resources
If you’re interested in pursuing your passion for human resources, our online MBA Human Resources Specialization may be the right choice for you. An MBA with a Human Resources Specialization 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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Graduates of our MBA program with a Specialization Human Resources can consider careers in fields such as:
It's worth noting that while you may meet the application requirements for a job at one company, you may not meet them for all employers. Job titles are not standardized across the industry.
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Core Degree Courses
|ACCT503||Financial Accounting: Managerial Use and Analysis|
|MGMT5913||Leadership and Organizational Behavior|
|MIS5404||Innovation through Technology|
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|HRM5913||Strategic Human Resource Management|
|HRM587||Managing Organizational Change|
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|INTL500||Global Perspectives for International Business|
|HRM584||Managing International Human Resources|
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|MGMT520||Legal, Political and Ethical Dimensions of Business|
|HRM5303||Human Resources and Technology|
|HRM5873||Managing Organizational Change|
General Degree Courses
|ACCT5003,4||Essentials in Accounting, Finance and Economics|
|MATH5344||Applied Managerial Statistics|
|MGMT5014||Organizational Structures and Business Processes|
3Earn 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.
4Students 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.
FAQs: MBA in Human Resources (HR)
What is an MBA in Human Resources?
An MBA with a Specialization in Human Resources is a graduate-level degree that includes human resources courses in addition to more generalized business courses. It can be a great way to hone your business skills while still specializing in a particular area of interest.
Is an MBA in Human Resources worth it?
There are many reasons why an MBA in Human Resources can be worth earning! If you’re interested in working in HR, this can be a great way to advance your core business knowledge while growing your human resources skillset. It may also help you meet the requirements to pursue a wider variety of job opportunities, depending on the type of organization you’d like to work for and the area in which you live.
How long does it take to earn an MBA with a Specialization in Human Resources?
At DeVry, earning an MBA with a Human Resources Specialization can take an estimated 2 years and 8 months, or even less time with qualifying transfer credits*.
What can I do with an MBA in Human Resources?
If you’re wondering what you can do with an MBA with a Specialization in HR, you’ll be pleased to know there are a range of jobs to consider under the human resources umbrella.. Some of the areas that professionals with an MBA in Human Resources may consider include:
- Employee Compensation
- Employee Analysis
- Employee Management
- Labor Relations
MBA in Human Resources vs. Master’s in Human Resources
The primary difference between an MBA with a Specialization in Human Resources and a Master's in Human Resources is the courses you’ll take. An MBA in Human Resources will contain a blend of business and HR courses and will be indicated as a business degree on your diploma. A Master's in HR focuses more exclusively on HR courses and is indicated as a degree in Human Resources on your diploma. To determine which program may be the best fit for you, consider your career goals, interests and the types of roles you may wish to pursue.