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Learn to manage it.

The business world is changing quickly. Those who stay ahead of the curve are the ones who are the most valuable to businesses. That’s especially true with human resources — where changes in the economy, improvements in technology, and an ever-growing multigenerational workforce present continuous challenges and opportunities.

The Maryville online MBA with a concentration in Human Resources Management works to prepare you for Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. This certification can help show your mastery of the strategic and policymaking aspects of HR management.

In our program, you’ll have the opportunity to study advanced topics like:

  • Human resource management
  • Employment law and compliance
  • Compensation
  • Benefits
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Why choose Maryville for your online MBA in HR Management degree?

Maryville’s online MBA in Human Resources program is perfect for people who already have a full, busy life — but want to pursue more, both educationally and professionally. We make it work for you with a flexible, user-friendly platform that fits with your schedule.

  • Complete your courses 100% online
  • Start when you want by choosing from six admission points throughout the year
  • Get faculty support when you need it
  • Enjoy plenty of opportunities for networking and mentorship

With such strong academic programs, Maryville University is recognized as a national leader by some highly respected sources. This means you can be sure you’re getting the best value for your money. And that’s not all. We also partner with top companies so we can develop highly relevant courses to ensure that our students get the training they need to succeed in today’s business climate.

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission — HLC

Forbes America's Top Colleges 2017

Ranked among “America’s Top Colleges” — Forbes, 2017

Kiplinger's Best College Values

Ranked among the best values in private colleges
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 2018

ACBSP - Global Business Accreditation

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

At Maryville, we partner with top companies so we can develop highly relevant courses to ensure that our students get the training they need to succeed in today’s business climate.

A few of our business partners include:

Ameren
Boeing
Centene
Centric Group

Edward Jones
Express Scripts
Maritz
Mercy Health

Rawlings
Scottrade
SSM Health
Suddenlink

What does our online MBA in Human Resources Management degree curriculum cover?

Wondering what Maryville’s online MBA in HR Management program entails? The degree consists of 39 credit hours, which can be completed in as few as 14 months by taking two courses per 8-week session. When you earn your degree at Maryville, you can develop your business and HR competencies with:

  • 8 core business courses covering topics like marketing, economics, ethics, financial policy, and more.
  • 4 human resources management concentration courses covering workforce management, law, benefits, and more.
  • 1 capstone course

What careers can you pursue with your online MBA in HR Management degree?

If you’ve been in the workforce, you’ve most likely engaged with the human resources department on some level. Since almost every business uses HR professionals, job opportunities aren’t limited to any specific industry. It’s simply a matter of where your passion lies.

If you’re interested in planning strategies, directing human resources activities, and leading an organization’s talent management, this degree can prepare you for big things. With your HR master’s and related experience, you can qualify for leadership positions in HR, such as*:

Compensation and
Benefits
Manager

2017 Median Salary:
$119,120

Human
Resources
Specialist

2017 Median Salary:
$60,350

Human
Resources
Manager

2017 Median Salary:
$110,120

Compensation,
Benefits, and
Job Analysis Specialist

2017 Median Salary:
$62,680

Labor
Relations
Specialist

2017 Median Salary:
$63,200

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The above represent only a few possible positions to pursue. The opportunities for human resources experts span a broad range, and depending on how far you want to go in your career, you can even make it to the C-suite as a chief human resources officer.

Learn from experienced industry leaders.

Human resources professionals make decisions that affect employees’ lives. It’s important to learn from those who know what’s on the line.

Our instructors are made up of highly regarded industry leaders with years of experience in the real world. Their expertise, passion, and dedication to your success can help you graduate confident and prepared for your career in HR management.

“Our student success and satisfaction rating is at an all-time high right now. I think that is additional proof we can do things very well in an online environment and mimic that on-ground classroom, utilizing technology in an online format.” — Dustin Loeffler,  Director of Graduate Studies in Business

Admissions Requirements

We’re student-focused, so it’s important to us that our online MBA in HR Management program is open and accessible to anyone with the desire and courage to pursue an education. There are no GRE or GMAT entrance exam requirements, and no application fee. Admission requirements consist of:

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Official academic transcripts
  • A completed online application — no fee required
  • Personal letter explaining qualifications for graduate work
  • International applicants only: Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL with a score of 563 within two years of application

Start Dates

We do everything we can to make our online MBA in HR Management work for you. That’s why we aim to provide a program that works around your schedule — including the start date. With starting times at the beginning and midpoint of the spring, summer, and fall term, you’re never more than a few weeks from your chance to begin working toward your degree.

Cost Per Credit Hour

At Maryville University, we’re committed to providing top-quality graduate education at an affordable price. Tuition for our MBA with a concentration in Human Resources Management is $714 per credit hour, or about $27,846 in total. For those who qualify, scholarships, financial aid, and other tuition assistance may be available.

You can learn more at our admissions page.