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 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, 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
  • For the fourth year in a row, CTU’s online Master of Business Administration degree programs are ranked among the Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News and World Report*
  • 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 begin every 8 weeks and run 5½ weeks long.

* Several CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 best online programs list.
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)

CLASSES START

  • August 13, 2019
  • October 01, 2019
  • November 12, 2019

TOTAL CREDITS

48

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)

Online MBA in Human Resources Program Details

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    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
    Courses: Concentration
    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
    MGMT655 Management Capstone 4
    Total Credit Hours: 16

    Total Credit Hours: 48

    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 three MBA foundation courses (MGMT501, 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 that can show evidence of successfully completed business law and business ethics courses may have the MGMT501 requirement waived. Students continuing from any of CTU’s non-business bachelor programs are exempt from MGMT501, but must complete the other 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 MGMT501, MGMT502, or MGMT503 as a prerequisite. Students must successfully complete and pass MGMT501 prior to starting INTD670 and 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, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/human-resources-managers.htm, visited June 20, 2017.
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.