Master of Business Administration Human Resource Management
Advance your career in human resource management
An online MBA degree in human resource management from Strayer University can help you discover what it takes to build great teams, understand the relationships between traditional HR functions and other business departments, and evaluate how these can impact the company’s overall performance.
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Human resource management MBA program details
Our program begins with fundamental human resource theories, detailing changes in human resource management and their impact on the modern business environment. Combine your communication skills and emotional intelligence with an education that sharpens your expertise.
Is an MBA in Human Resource Management good to have? It depends on what you learn.
- Apply human resource management concepts to a contemporary organization.
- Create human resource strategies related to people and performance that align with organizational goals.
- Develop approaches to organizational change management to be applied to systems such as information technology, communication, policy and procedures, corporate culture and leadership.
Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter. In general, Strayer University aims to keep the student-to-instructor ratio low.
How long does it take to get a master’s degree in business administration?
- There are 12 11-week courses in this program.
- How many courses you take at a time will determine how long the overall program will be.
- Strayer University credits are expressed in quarter hours.
- One quarter hour of credit is granted for the successful completion of 10 contact hours per course.
- The standard requirement for one course is for students to spend 10 to 14 hours in weekly work, including in- and out-of-classroom work. The Strayer course design uses this requirement to meet applicable regulatory standards.
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How much does an MBA in Human Resource Management cost?
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How much does an MBA in Human Resource Management cost?
*Student is required to take two courses per quarter during disbursement period
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Program cost breakdown
This MBA program consists of 12 courses, with the price of $2,985 per course. There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee.
Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can help reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. You can transfer up to four classes toward your master’s degree. The Strayer transfer credit page has more information as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program.
*Students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration in North Carolina or Pennsylvania may transfer up to four classes.
Scholarships and financial aid
There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up, reducing your end cost.
There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.
More than 500 organizations – including corporations and community colleges – invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to discounted education programs. If your employer is a Corporate Alliance Partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you discover career pathways in your field.
Nonfederal loans can help pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs.
Military tuition assistance
Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military, as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about the Strayer University active military assistance program here.
In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for military training and life experiences.
Required MBA courses
Analyzes the interaction of individual, group, and organizational dynamics that influence human behavior in organizations and determine appropriate management approaches to foster a productive work environment. Examines a variety of theories, models and strategies used to understand motivation and individual behavior, decision making, the dynamics of groups, work teams, communication, leadership, power and politics, conflict resolution, work design, organizational structure and culture and managing change. Provides a conceptual base for managers to interpret, assess and influence human behavior in an organization.
You are the most important brand. This course will introduce methods to boost your communication skills and personal brand in a digital business setting using a variety of tools such as video, Skype and social media platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter. Topics covered include thought leadership, brand development, presentations, content curation, company/group interactions and trending topics.
Examines the strategic management process and implementation of successful business strategies in the highly competitive and dynamic global environment. Analyzes the impact of technology, government policy, and world economic and political forces on strategy formulation and execution. Analytic, integrative, and decision-making skills will be exercised through the use of case analysis and decision-making that will involve the core business functions, leadership challenges and global operations.
Examine the theoretical foundation of the human resource management field and the evolution of human resource management, labor and law, including human capital. Analyze trends and issues influencing the development and application of these elements within contemporary organizations. Explore the effects of regulation on businesses.
Analyze workforce management processes in light of their strategic importance. Examine the relationships between the traditional human resource functions and the various business functions so that efficiency and effectiveness are balanced and optimized. Review these processes and relationships in both the domestic and global environments, now and in the future.
Evaluate the organizational change process related to the principles and practices of various types of organizations. Examine change processes and techniques used to facilitate change and apply them to systems such as information technology, communication, policy and procedures, corporate culture and leadership.
What can you do with an MBA in Human Resource Management?
Your education can help you pursue your professional and personal goals. While Strayer cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore the potential impact you can have in the human resource management field.
Versatile skills for your future
The human resource management concentration explores the fundamental practices of human resources from an organizational management perspective. Students will learn the foundations and strategic perspective of human resource management along with how to effectively manage change within an organization. Students will be prepared for careers that require fundamental human resource knowledge.
In addition, students who complete this concentration will be prepared to:
- Act as a link between employees and management by answering questions, explaining and managing contracts and resolving work-related issues.
- Attend employee-related hearings and investigations on behalf of your organization.
- Evaluate, classify and rate job positions within your organization.
- Guide managers on handling issues related to organizational policies, such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment.
- Identify and fill open staff positions by interviewing and selecting applicants.
- Keep records and create reports with employee-related stats, such as new hires, transfers and performance evaluations.
- Manage employee and staff work related to hiring, payment and employee relations.
- Organize and run orientation programs for new employees, trainings and more.
- Perform difficult staffing tasks, like resolving understaffing issues, firing employees and enforcing disciplinary actions.
- Perform exit interviews to understand why employees chose to leave or were terminated and offer outplacement or relocation support.
- Recommend updates to organizational policies and practices based on reports of employee issues and complaints.
- Review and change employee payment and benefits policies to create competitive programs that are legally compliant.
- Supply employees and new candidates with details about job responsibilities, pay, benefits and more.
Master of Business Administration admission requirements
Before you can pursue your master’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university.
Learn more about the admissions process at Strayer.
Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.
Transferring to Strayer from another university?
Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.
International MBA students
We welcome international students.