Online MBA in Human Resource Management
Master of Business Administration - Human Resource Management
Work to develop leadership skills to capitalize on human resources with Colorado Technical University’s Master of Business Administration-Human Resource Management concentration. In this Human Resource Management concentration, explore current human resources concepts as they relate to a wide range of industries. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics1, employment of human resources managers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Take the opportunity to navigate business fundamentals and human resource principles including employment law, staffing, job design, compensation, benefits, workforce development, diversity management and resource planning. Concentration courses in operational human resource management, and managing development and change are designed to build on the MBA core’s business principles and culminate with a Management Capstone.
The MBA in Human Resource Management:
- Is programmatically accredited by ACBSP
- Is designed to align with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) guidelines which ensures that HR competencies are taught, as well as the policy or business applications that result from them
- Has courses that integrate intellipath®, our proprietary learning application, which you can use to customize coursework to suit your knowledge level
- Is ranked among the Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News and World Report for the sixth year in a row*
- Can be completed in as little as 12 months2
CTU aims to make it easy to manage your education with your smartphone or tablet anytime, anywhere with CTU Mobile. Our online and mobile-friendly classes run 5½ weeks long and you can choose from 9 start dates a year.
* CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Online Programs.
Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org
This business degree program at CTU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
- March 30, 2021
- May 11, 2021
- June 22, 2021
- Colorado Springs
- Denver South
Online MBA in Human Resources Program Details
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The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management (MBA-HR) is a 48-credit-hour program that is offered online and at the Colorado campuses. The program consists of 32 credit hours devoted to the business administration core and 16 credit hours for the human resource management concentration.
Human resource management specialists are expected to navigate the complex system of federal and state regulations to ensure that companies of every size are in compliance with human resource and labor laws. The human resource management concentration is designed for students with a solid business background who want to concentrate specifically on the area of human resource management and advance their knowledge to pursue leadership roles. The program includes problem-based learning that provides real-world scenarios and encourages students to develop feasible business solutions. Students in the concentration focus on understanding how to use strategic HR principles to change organizations and develop innovations.
This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification. As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.
The mission of the College of Business and Management is to offer professional market-driven business degrees that build business competencies transferrable to all industries. The College of Business and Management accomplishes this mission by offering curriculum that aligns to industry standards, remains relevant, and builds practical skills applicable to the competitive global business environment.
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours ACCT614 Applied Managerial Accounting 4 ECON616 Applied Managerial Economics 4 MGMT690 Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments 4 FINC615 Applied Managerial Finance 4 INTD670 Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making 4 MGMT600 Applied Managerial Decision-Making 4 HRMT620 Strategic Human Capital Management 4 MKTG630 Applied Managerial Marketing 4 Total Credit Hours: 32
Course Title Course Description Credit Hours HRMT645 Operational Human Resource Management 4 HRMT650 Current Legal Issues in Human Resource Management 4 HRMT655 Managing Organizational Development and Change 4 MGMT665 MBA Capstone 4 Total Credit Hours: 16
Total Credit Hours: 48
Accreditations and Alignments
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
The MBA degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Colorado Technical University’s Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines, created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013, are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards. This concentration was developed in alignment with the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).
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MBA Foundation Requirements
The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is built upon the expectation that students will enter the program with a solid business background to succeed in some of the core MBA courses. Therefore the MBA requires students to have prior foundational knowledge in all core business disciplines to be successful. Students entering in the MBA program without an undergraduate degree in business will be required to successfully complete two MBA foundation courses (MGMT502 and MGMT503) covering the following areas of business: accounting; economics; finance; marketing; statistics; management; business law; ethics; business policy; business strategy; information technology; operations management; and global leadership.
If the student can show evidence of a GMAT score of 500 or above the foundation requirements may be waived. Students continuing from any of CTU’s non-business bachelor programs must complete the MBA Foundation Requirements. The foundation courses are also available to students with an undergraduate business degree who wish to refresh their knowledge in these subject areas. MBA foundation courses must be completed prior to respective MBA required courses that hold MGMT502 or MGMT503 as a prerequisite. Students must successfully complete and pass MGMT502 and MGMT503 prior to the end of the first quarter. Students who do not meet the MBA foundation requirements will be withdrawn, canceled or transferred from the MBA program. Students must be able to exhibit proficiency by successfully completing the foundation course with a minimum 70% passing score. If after 5 attempts (applies to each course separately) students do not pass the foundation course, students are encouraged to work with the Student Advising department if they have questions regarding these foundation courses, timeframes for completion, or for alternative programs of study as needed.
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1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Human Resources Managers,
at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/human-resources-managers.htm (visited February 10, 2021).
2 As a master’s degree program, this program is designed as an 18-month program; however; many factors will impact your time to completion, including course loads, proficiency and/or transfer credits and breaks. Students who take 1-2 classes per session, may complete the program in as little as 12 months.