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Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management

If you aim to move up in human resources or are preparing for the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) exam, the Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management can help you gain the knowledge to elevate your skills. Courses like Organizational Leadership and Human Resource Law can help you develop the leadership abilities that will allow you to move ahead. Explore how University of Phoenix can help you prepare for a career in business and human resource management.

What you'll learn

 

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) program prepares students in the functional areas of business allowing them to develop managerial skills necessary to be effective in a rapidly changing business environment. The program is designed for students with an interest in entering or advancing their careers in business. The program reflects current research of managerial competencies as well as graduate business standards as reflected by existing national standardized graduate business tests.

 

In addition to the University learning goals, the MBA program prepares students to do the following:

  • Recognize and solve problems systematically to make better business decisions.
  • Manage, develop, and motivate personnel to meet changing organizational needs.
  • Discover how diversity and values strengthen working relationships and contribute to effective problem solving.
  • Leverage technology in a global environment to create sustainable competitive advantage.
  •  Evaluate risks and develop plans to lessen or eliminate their impact.
  • Develop awareness of one's own personal values and how they affect business decision making.
  • Assess whether an organization's plans and actions are aligned to meet its values.
  •  Integrate knowledge and reach decisions with incomplete or limited information.
  •  Understand a broad range of theoretical and practical applications in business.

    The MBA consists of 36-54 credit hours. Thirty-six credit hours constitute the core curriculum which covers the following areas of business: management, human capital management, business law, organizational leadership, economics, accounting, applied business research & statistics, operations management, corporate finance, marketing, and strategic planning & implementation.Students can develop additional expertise in a particular area through the selection and completion of 15 credits of elective courses to earn a concentration, which may be recorded on the student's transcript.

 
 

How to customize your degree

Focus your educational journey even further. By adding one of the following areas of focus, you can better tailor your degree to your career, interests and the skills you want to learn.

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The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.

To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.

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How to customize your degree

Focus your educational journey even further. By adding one of the following areas of focus, you can better tailor your degree to your career, interests and the skills you want to learn.

Individual courses are also available.

When you need graduate-level college credit for continuing education or professional development requirements, consider enrolling in an individual course. Many of the same courses offered in our degree programs are also available for individual enrollment. It's great way to "test-drive" the University and get all the same services and support we offer in our degree programs.

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From finding the right college to finding time for your other work and family responsibilities - we know you have a lot on your mind. That's why we offer the tools you need to better understand your financial commitment and the Finance Advisors who can help you understand your options.

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Review our Cash Plan, which gives you the option to pay course-by-course as you pursue your education.

Scholarships

Scholarships pay for tuition-related expenses and don't need to be paid back. Your advisor can help you find scholarships that you may be eligible for.

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Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.

Third-party billing

Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.

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How can I use my Military benefits?

Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.

The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program

With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.

Montgomery GI Bill

At University of Phoenix, you can apply your Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty, or your Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve benefits to your educational costs.

Post 9/11 GI Bill

If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits. 

Active Duty Spouse Benefits

As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.

Benefits of this degree program

  • Learn in an accredited business degree program.

    The Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs, an international organization that recognizes and supports teaching excellence, accredits the Master of Business Administration degree program at University of Phoenix.

  • Develop in-demand human resource management skills.

    The curriculum development team at University of Phoenix works with business leaders to develop an MBA program that teaches skills relevant to many fields, including human resources. We want to help you prepare for your future with a curriculum that helps develop advanced business skills that apply to human resource management. Explore the degree program that can help you be in-demand.

  • Apply business knowledge to contemporary problems.

    Our MBA program provides a solid education in business strategies and how they relate to the human resources field. The combination of theory and practical application provides access to the complex topics within the human resources industry.

  • Develop real-world skills in our virtual organizations.

    Because University of Phoenix is committed to helping you develop real-world proficiencies that you can apply to the business world, we’ve created platforms that allow you to strengthen decision-making and critical-thinking skills. Try our virtual organizations to further develop practical applications that are valuable in today’s world.

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