Degree type(s): Concentration; Master's
Degree field(s): Business & Finance
Location(s): Online; Alexandria, MN; Billings, MT; Bismarck, ND; Dickinson, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks AFB, ND; Watford City, ND

HR Management Concentration Overview

This three-course concentration, which you can add to your MBAMS in Business, Master of Project Management or Master of Public Administration degree at the University of Mary, prepares innovative leaders and effective problem-solvers in the area of human resources management.

The HR Management concentration was developed based on the human resources body of knowledge defined by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

At the University of Mary, you can earn your graduate business degree with a concentration in HR Management in accelerated, flexible online or evening classes at one of the most affordable private universities in the U.S.

HR Management Concentration Highlights

  1. Can be completed in as few as 18 months

    Complete your graduate business degree with a concentration in HR Management in as few as 18 months in our accelerated program online–or via evening classes that meet one night each week. Evening classes are offered in Bismarck, Fargo, and Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota or at Fort Riley, Kansas. Evening classes meet one night each week.

  2. Utilize flexible online learning tools while getting personal support

    Use a state-of-the-art online learning program, called Canvas, to ensure that you receive top-quality instruction when you pursue your degree online. You'll also have access to valuable personal advising and career mentoring support.
  3. Learn from faculty with HR Management experience

    Learn from top faculty who bring real-world HR Management experience to the graduate program at the University of Mary.

Why Choose a Concentration in HR Management?

Whether you are seeking to advance your career as an HR professional or in business management or are preparing for the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) exam, a concentration in HR Management (with your MBA, MS in Business, MPM or MPA degree from the University of Mary) will give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for human resource managers is expected to grow rapidly in the years ahead. Job candidates with certification or a master’s degree—particularly those with a concentration in human resources management—should have the best job prospects. The median annual salary for human resource managers in 2012 was $99,720.

The following courses are required to earn the concentration in HR Management (these courses are in addition to the curriculum of the graduate business degree program of your choice):

  • MGT 618 Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations
  • MGT 621 Strategic Compensation: A Human Resources Management Approach
  • MGT 622 Human Resource Development