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Human Resource Management

The industry-focused Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Specialization in Human Resource Management degree provides an education that reflects modern employment issues, current trends and policies that affect personnel decisions in the modern corporate environment. Students will explore the interaction between strategy and human resources from a general managerial perspective.

  • Next Start Date

    June 8, 2015

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  • Specialization Credits


  • Program Length

    11 MONTHS

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    In the Human Resource Management specialization program, students gain an in-depth understanding of how to attract the most qualified employees and match them to the jobs to achieve the success of an organization. Students who participate in this program can expect to learn 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.
    • Create human resource policies in accordance with federal laws and regulations.
    • Understand and discuss the rights and obligations of employees, managers, and employers.

    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation

    American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To contact the Higher Learning Commission please visit www.hlcommission.org.
    The business administration degree programs at AIU are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

  • The ACBSP accredited curriculum in the Human Resource Management specialization program is designed to provide interdisciplinary perspectives and practical applications in HR, integrating theory, practice and team-oriented learning.


    • Leadership and Ethics for Managers
    • Human Resource Strategy
    • Employment Law
    • International Management and Leadership


    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • Students who complete coursework in the Human Resource Management specialization program will be prepared upon graduation to assume not only basic roles in the human resources industry, but also to advance in the industry to leadership and managerial positions.

    Students study how legal and ethical principles regarding recruitment, selection and planning processes are playing an increasingly significant role in the HR departments of all industries. Coursework will also include the opportunity to apply this accumulated knowledge to industry based projects and scenarios, allowing students to gain experience and familiarity in the actual daily responsibilities of an individual with this career.

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