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Purdue University Global | MBA - Human Resources

Students who choose the Master of Business Administration with a concentration Human Resources program offered by Purdue University Global have the opportunity to study business fundamentals as well as specific human resources and staff development strategies. Read more about this online MBA program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

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Program Prerequisites:

Students considering this Human Resources MBA program may be interested in a career in human resource management and have strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. All applicants to Purdue University Global's graduate programs should already have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The coursework of Purdue University Global's Master of Business Administration program with a concentration in Human Resources is designed to familiarize students with the business management skills and abilities needed to become a leader in a competitive business environment. The core MBA courses cover topics ranging from business ethics and communications to financial management and marketing. The specialization courses allow students to focus more on the role of an HR manager by exploring topics in recruiting and hiring, training new employees, employment law, pay structures, and organizational reward systems.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

76 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the MBA with a concentration in Human Resources:

The Master of Business Administration program with a Human Resources concentration at Purdue University Global requires the completion of 76 credits. This includes 60 core MBA credits and 16 specialization credits. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (60 credits)

  • Business Perspectives
  • Business Communications
  • Business Analytics
  • Financial Accounting Principles and Analysis
  • Measurement and Decision Making
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Economics for Global Decision Makers
  • Financial Management
  • Designing, Improving, and Implementing Processes
  • Managing the Value Chain
  • Strategic Management
  • Ethics in Business and Society
  • Leadership Strategies for a Changing World
  • MBA Capstone

Human Resources Concentration Courses (16 credits)

  • Employment Law
  • Training and Development
  • Strategic Reward Systems
  • Recruitment and Selection

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Students who have completed the Human Resource specialization of Purdue University Global's MBA program will have had the opportunity to develop the management and leadership skills that are in demand among business organizations. Their human resources expertise that could help them pursue careers where they would recruit, hire, train, and manage employees. Some of the positions that graduates could pursue include:

  • Human resources manager
  • Director of HR
  • Talent recruiter
  • Training specialist

Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Prior experience may be necessary for leadership positions. Refer to the University Catalog for additional information.

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