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Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree with a Specialization in Human Resource Management

MBA in Human Resources Online

Our online masters in human resources program offers you the opportunity to advance your business knowledge while exploring how to leverage your organization’s greatest assets – its employees. This program is customized with AIU’s intellipath® adaptive learning technology, so you can skip what you already know and get down to business.

Next Start Date:
July 20, 2022
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Online, Atlanta, Houston
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MBA in Human Resources Online Program Details

MBA Human Resources Online Program Outline

AIU’s online master’s degree in human resource management is for students interested in learning about employee issues, current trends, and policies that affect personnel decisions in the modern corporate environment.

In our specialized human resource master’s program online curriculum, students will have the opportunity to learn how legal and ethical principles regarding recruitment, selection, and planning processes, are playing an increasingly significant role in the HR departments of many industries. Specialization courses for the master in human resources management online are structured to assist students in acquiring advanced knowledge and skills common in the field.

Our MBA human resources online program is programmatically accredited by the ACBSP, a distinction that sets us apart from other business schools. As part of the MBA in human resources management online program, you will be required to complete the business core courses and human resource management specialization courses.

AIU provides students with convenience, flexibility, and support to accommodate busy lives. We offer full and part-time program options and transfer-in credit, for eligible college, work, and military experience.1 This could reduce the time it takes to earn a degree and save you money in the process.

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1. Transfer credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Not all credits are eligible to transfer. See the University Catalog for AIU’s transfer credit policies.

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MBA Human Resources Program Courses

Degree Requirements


Business Core
FIN630 Global Financial Management 6
MGT600 Business Research for Decision Making 6
MKT640 A Managerial Approach to Marketing 6
MGT680 Strategic Management 6
Total Credit Hours: 24
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.

MGT615 Leadership and Ethics for Managers 6
MGT652 Human Resource Strategy 6
MGT655 Employment Law 6
MGT658 International Management and Leadership 6
Total Credit Hours: 24

Total Credit Hours : 48


MBA Human Resources Program Classes Overview

For an MBA Human Resources Online Degree, 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.

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Course content subject to change.

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One Year Online MBA Human Resources

Move forward with AIU's One Year Online MBA Human Resources program. Designed with 24/7 flexibility for busy professionals, this accredited One Year Online MBA Human Resources 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 One Year Online MBA Human Resources program lets you study 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 technical 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


This business program is programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

ACBSP accredited

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