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Online MBA in Human Resources

Build Organizational Culture Through Your HR Expertise

The Online MBA with Human Resources concentration is designed to prepare you for careers in human resources leadership within almost any organization or industry. This HR concentration would be helpful to those who wish to sit for the Professional in Human Resources® (PHR) exam for PHR certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) or for those who wish to recertify with HRCI. You will learn skills for organizational leadership and strategic thinking as it affects talent recruitment, management, and engagement. Learn to build organizational culture and execute well-defined HR strategies that align with the larger organizational strategies.

Our online MBA is designed for professionals tasked with ensuring success in today's business operations across industries and departments. The MBA focus is on the functional areas of business, including finance, marketing, production, and administration.

Additionally at SWU, you will understand Christian values, ethical issues and the legal processes as they affect the business environment. You will use technology and statistical techniques to analyze data for effective decision making and apply microeconomic principles, practices, applications, and techniques. You will apply transformational servant leadership and strategic intelligence to drive transformational organizational change.

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Online Program Start Dates

Monday, August 20, 2018
Monday, January 7, 2019

At a Glance


MBA Leveling Courses

For MBA candidates whose undergraduate degree is in a field other than business or have not met prerequisite courses for the program, academic leveling courses should be completed to provide a comprehensive review of all the foundational material associated with the degree program.

Learn more about MBA Leveling Courses


Final Examination — At the end of the program, students may be required to complete a comprehensive examination designated by the program. Students should consult the School of Business for specific details and requirements.

Career Preparation

The MBA in Human Resources prepares you for a broad range of positions but focuses on key HR issues in the workplace. With the MBA in HR degree, you might pursue a variety of HR positions, including:

  • Human resource director
  • Human resource manager
  • Human resource consultant
  • Benefits manager
  • Compensation specialist
  • Recruiting manager

Courses

SWU's MBA provides a well-rounded learning experience for today's needed business skills. The Human Resources concentration courses add an extra focus and depth on HR strategies and leadership.

  • MGMT 5153 — Employment Practices
  • MGMT 5213 — Employee Labor Relations
  • MGMT 5423 — Compensation Management
  • MGMT 5853 — Employee Development
  • MGMT 5053 — Applied Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 5263 — Leadership and Ethics or IBMT 5013 — Culture and Ethics in International Business
  • MBAM 5223 — Data Analysis and Decision Making
  • MGMT 5243 — Economics for Managers
  • MBAM 5323 — Accounting in an Automated Society
  • MGMT 5073 — Human Resources Management
  • MGMT 5103 — Advanced Financial Management
  • MGMT 5803 — Business Policy and Strategic Planning

Admission Requirements for Master of Business Administration

  • Submission of a completed application
  • $25 application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Experience in a health care setting of at least one year (healthcare administration concentration student only)
  • GPA of 2.7 or better on all undergraduate course work or on the final 60 hours of undergraduate course work
  • If GPA is less than 2.7 but better than 2.5, students may be granted conditional admission if approved by the Admission Committee
  • If GPA is less than 2.5 and upon approval of the Admission Committee, students may take the GMAT and present a score of 450 or greater for consideration. Admission to the program is not guaranteed by taking the GMAT.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work
  • Two recommendations from persons qualified to judge the applicant's moral character, professional expertise, and capacity for graduate-level work.
  • Undergraduate course work in statistics, accounting, and economics. For those whose undergraduate degree is in a field other than business or have not met prerequisite courses for the program, academic leveling courses should be completed to provide a comprehensive review of all the foundational material associated with the degree program. Learn more about academic leveling courses.
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language, applicant must submit an official TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper test), 213 (computer test) or equivalent evidence of proficiency in English.

If you have any questions regarding admission requirements for your degree program, please contact an admissions representative at 877-644-5557 or .

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