Program Details

Program Outline

Program Outline

AIU offers a professionally-focused MBA program with a specialization in Human Resource Management for students interested in learning about industry-relevant employment issues and the current trends and policies that affect personnel decisions in the modern corporate environment.

The program is designed to develop strategic business leaders who understand how to acquire, build and retain effective workforces. Students can explore the interaction between strategy and human resources from a general managerial perspective.

We can help you learn how to:

  • Adapt and innovate to solve problems.
  • Develop plans to improve business operations.
  • Discuss the opportunities provided by technology for businesses.
  • Recognize and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts.
  • Communicate effectively in business situations.
  • Analyze problems in human resource management and develop solutions for these issues.
  • Formulate a human resource strategy for a given situation.
  • Develop human resource policies in accordance with federal laws and regulations.
  • Understand and discuss the rights and obligations of employees, managers, and employers.

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Degree Requirements

Business Core
FIN630Global Financial Management6
MGT600Business Research for Decision Making6
MKT640A Managerial Approach to Marketing6
MGT680Strategic Management6
Total Credit Hours:24

Specialization Options

Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that the Masters of Business Administration with a specialization 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.

MGT615Leadership and Ethics for Managers6
MGT652Human Resource Strategy6
MGT655Employment Law6
MGT658International Management and Leadership6

Total Credit Hours: 48

AIU's Master of Business Administration (MBA), with all its specializations, is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Classes Overview

Classes Overview

At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools. Your classes may include:

Global Financial Management

Within the context of the multinational firm, this course examines the development of policy, financing options for international business, and the making of standard financial management decisions.

Business Research for Decision Making

In this course, the student will explore decision making from a managerial viewpoint and examine the role of decision making in dealing with employees, formulating strategy, and negotiating. This course requires students to understand, apply, and evaluate both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies as they apply to business studies and analysis.

A Managerial Approach to Marketing

This course focuses on the application of marketing concepts in a global organization. Students will examine international channel distribution as well as promotional, pricing, and product strategies.

Strategic Management

The development and implementation by the global enterprise of integrated business strategies and policies is the focus of this applied course. Course contents include the planning, implementation, management, and evaluation of the corporate resources, products, and assets. Advanced research is an integral component of this course.

Leadership and Ethics for Managers

In this course, students explore the interaction between leaders, followers, and situations. The course involves the consideration of opportunities and ethical challenges of leadership.

Human Resource Strategy

This course explores the interaction between strategy and human resources from a general managerial perspective. Students examine the integration of human resources policies and practices with organization goals.

Employment Law

This class examines Federal legal regulation of the hiring and firing process, wage and hour laws, occupational health and safety rules, workers' compensation, unemployment insurance, and connected topics.

International Management and Leadership

This course examines the role national culture plays in managing people and developing managerial systems at the international, multinational, and global level. The course includes analysis of how different national/regional cultures affect issues such as employee motivation, group dynamics, leadership, negotiation, conflict resolution, communication patterns, and approaches to organizational change.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

Don't let tuition worries stop you from pursuing a degree. AIU offers a variety of grants, scholarships, financial aid as well as straightforward pricing with no hidden costs to help make college more affordable for our students.

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12 Month MBA

12 Month MBA

Move forward with AIU’s 12-month online MBA program. Designed with 24/7 flexibility for busy professionals, this accredited MBA program can be completed in less than 12 months. That means you can pursue your degree and still balance a full-time career and busy life. Our 12-month online MBA program lets you learn anywhere, anytime with a wide range of practical and accessible support tools:

  • Intellipath™ - This personalized learning platform helps support student success by allowing you to skip what you already know and get support where you need it most. You can also retake tests to improve your overall grade
  • Technical Support – AIU offers 24/7 support, whether it’s by phone, email or live chat
  • AIU Online Library – Our library provides access to carefully selected articles, books and websites that can help you get the answers. Also, research guides and tutorials, APA resources, even a staff of professional librarians to assist you
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Career Paths

Career Paths

Careers in Human Resource Management

Human resource management fulfills a crucial role in the work life and culture of a company and its employees—involving real decisions that impact a large number of people. This can include labor-relations management, payroll management and recruiting (or staffing) management. This field is expected to grow 9% through 2024—faster than average.1

An MBA in Human Resource Management can prepare HR professionals for leadership positions and more advanced roles—and according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a master's degree earn 18% more per week than those with a bachelor's degree.2

A career in human-resource management often involves:

  • Employee recruitment and selection
  • Organizational Policy
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Employee compensation and benefits
  • Labor law
  • Training and development
  • Maintaining high performance
  • Strategic management of human assets

Who Uses Human-Resource Management

Many types of organizations rely on HR management to help keep them running smoothly:

  • Private companies
  • Local governments
  • Employment services
  • Hospitals
  • Office administrative services

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Human Resources Managers, on the Internet at (visited January 20, 2017).


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