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Earn an HR MBA in One Year

The advanced study of human resource (HR) management is both focused and broad in scope. Coursework in the online Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in Human Resource Management offered by the University of Northern Colorado's Monfort College of Business reflects HR's unique combination of wide applicability and depth.

Graduates of UNC's MBA program are prepared for the challenges specific to HR as well as those faced at any level of organizational management. With its 100-percent-online design, this MBA program equips degree candidates with knowledge and skills they can use on the job in real time. Plus, coursework is accelerated, allowing students to complete the degree in as few as 12 months. Within a single year, graduates of this MBA in HR Management can advance their career in HR or business management in general.

What Makes This MBA in HR Program Broad in Nature?

The strength of a comprehensive HR MBA program is the depth of knowledge students will develop across an array of management areas. This includes a foundation in economics, finance and accounting. All degree candidates enrolled in UNC's online MBA in HR program will gain competence in these four areas through a "foundation module" in each topic.

Why Should HR Professionals Study Generalized Business Management Topics?

To effectively manage hiring, retention, and performance, HR professionals need to grasp the purpose and performance expectation of every role and function within a company, from marketing to supply chain and logistics. Moreover, they must align these roles and responsibilities with the overall organizational structure and business plan.

And, of course, HR personnel need to understand finance and budgeting to optimize pay negotiation and compensation. Plus, skills like communication, conflict resolution, problem-solving and ethical management are often thought of as the basis of effective HR. They are at the foundation of UNC's HR curricula, and they are crucial to any senior-level role within an organization.

What About Traditional HR Subject Study?

Coursework in UNC's online MBA with an emphasis in HR also focuses on topics specifically applicable to HR. These include organizational change, performance management and talent management. Talent management refers to a broad spectrum of HR competencies and responsibilities including everything from recruiting, hiring and negotiation to job satisfaction, retention and labor law compliance. And HR personnel are often tasked with managing and redefining job responsibilities and overall employment structures when a company is faced with organizational change.

Simply put, effective HR personnel rely on advanced knowledge of everything concerning business management. And the skills and competencies specific to HR are applicable to any managerial or administrative role in business. UNC's HR MBA coursework includes advanced study in all of these areas, preparing students to be effective in HR as well as any business management career path they may choose.

Learn more about UNC's online MBA program with an emphasis in Human Resource Management.

Sources: 5 Essential Human Resource Management Skills

The Balance: Human Resource Skills List and Examples

Forbes: How to Handle the Move From Function Chief to General Manager

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