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MBA with an Emphasis in Human Resource Management Online

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This 100% online MBA program from the Monfort College of Business prepares you to be an innovative leader and effective problem-solver in HR. Whether you're seeking to advance your career as human resources professional or in business management, this program provides a wealth of relevant knowledge and skills.

Overview

This 100% online MBA program prepares you to be an innovative leader and effective problem-solver in HR. Whether you're seeking to advance your career as human resources professional or in business management, this program provides a wealth of relevant knowledge and skills.

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$21,492* Total Tuition

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as few as 12 months Program Duration

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36 Credit Hours

*Includes tuition and fees.

Develop critical skills to impact all levels of an organization in the 100% online Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Human Resources Management program from the Monfort College of Business In this program, you will broaden your expertise in preparation for overseeing an HR department, or focus on a more specific career path such as training and development, employee compensation, or corporate recruiting.

This program prepares you to design an organization's compensation, rewards and performance management systems with an eye on attracting and retaining talent, employee benefits and performance management. You will gain a practical understanding of the major approaches used for managing both planned and unplanned organizational change. Plus, you will review diagnostic techniques for identifying organizational problems and examine how strategic organizational changes can boost quality, productivity and employee engagement.

UNC's nine credit hours of HR specialty courses will provide insight into talent management, compensation and performance administration, and managing organizational change. Focus on creating a competitive advantage for your company through strategic HR planning and staffing. You will learn about job analysis, recruiting, assessment, succession planning, and retention, along with laws and regulations relative to the recruiting process.

With our 27 credit hours of core curriculum, you will deepen your competencies in areas such as ethical leadership, managerial accounting, economics, advanced international business, data analytics and visualization, advanced supply chain management, strategic management, advanced finance and more. You will study organizational topics such as motivation, team dynamics, conflict and culture, and gain an in-depth view of leadership. All courses are 7 weeks in length.

To help ensure your success in the program, you will complete four foundation modules covering practical skills in statistics, economics, finance, and accounting, on a pass-fail basis. These required modules are offered free of charge and can be taken concurrently with your first for-credit course in the MBA program.

In this online program, you will learn:

  • Business management fundamentals
  • Solution-driven problem solving skills
  • Global enterprise management essentials
  • Principles of ethical leadership

UNC's Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business has earned prestigious accounting and business accreditation from AACSB International and is the first and only business program to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award from the Office of the President of the United States.

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Tuition

Tuition for the MBA with an Emphasis in Human Resources Management online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Program Per Credit Hour Per 3 Credit Hour Course Total Tuition
MBA with an Emphasis in Human Resources Management $597 $1,791 $21,492*
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Calendar

The MBA with an Emphasis in Human Resources Management online program is delivered in an online format with the flexibility to accommodate working professionals. With multiple start dates available each year, choose the start date that best works for you. Note: The Summer 2 session is only available to continuing students.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Fall 1 8/20/18 8/6/18 8/6/18 8/17/18 8/17/18 10/7/18
Fall 2 10/15/18 10/1/18 10/1/18 10/12/18 10/12/18 12/9/18
Spring 1 1/7/19 12/27/18 12/27/18 1/4/19 1/4/19 2/24/19
Spring 2 3/4/19 2/18/19 2/18/19 3/1/19 3/1/19 4/28/19
Summer 1 5/6/19 4/22/19 4/22/19 5/3/19 5/3/19 6/23/19
Summer 2 6/24/19 N/A N/A 6/21/19 6/21/19 8/18/19
Fall 1 8/26/2019 8/12/2019 8/12/2019 8/23/2019 8/23/2019 10/13/2019
Fall 2 10/21/2019 10/7/2019 10/7/2019 10/18/2019 10/18/2019 12/8/2019
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Admissions

To be admitted to the Master of Business Administration online, you must hold a bachelor's degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better (on a 4.00 point scale) for the most recent degree earned. If you have completed a master's degree, or at least 18 credit hours towards a master's degree, the GPA of your master's work will be used. Students who hold a conferred Pharm D degree will also be considered for admission.

MBA – Human Resources Management Online Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better (on a 4.00 point scale) for the most recent degree earned. If you have completed a master's degree, or at least 18 credit hours towards a master’s degree, the GPA of your master's work will be used. Students who hold a conferred Pharm.D. degree will also be considered for admission. Students may be considered for admission based on a cumulative GPA between 2.50 and 2.99 (with additional requirements) based on work experience with the following formula: GPA x 200 + years of work experience x10 >= 600

GMAT Waiver

  • The GMAT may be waived for applicants with a 3.0 cumulative GPA and three or more years of continuous managerial work experience (career progression will be considered) or the student holds a graduate degree from an accredited institution. For applicants who are required to take the GMAT, reference the UNC university code W8Z.
  • One official transcript from any accredited college or university where a bachelor's degree or higher was earned or is in progress (if you have earned multiple degrees, bachelor's level or higher, an official transcript is required from each college or university where a degree was conferred) in official format and the work history form must be received in order for UNC to see if you qualify for a GMAT waiver. If you qualify for a GMAT waiver, your application status page will be updated to reflect that once the evaluation has been performed.

Transcripts

Request one official transcript from any accredited college or university where a bachelor's degree or higher was earned (if you have earned multiple degrees, bachelor's level or higher, an official transcript is required from each college or university where a degree was conferred). If you are currently completing your bachelor’s degree, please do not send an official transcript until your degree has been conferred and appears on your official transcript. If you received a degree from UNC, you do not need to request a transcript from UNC. The Graduate School & International Admissions Office reserves the right to request that applicants provide official transcripts from other colleges or universities as needed. Applicants who have earned a higher degree from an accredited institution without receiving a bachelor's degree (i.e. Pharm.D.) may be eligible to apply to the Graduate School without the conferral of a bachelor’s degree.

Exceptions:

  • If an applicant intends to use Veteran's Education Benefits, an official transcript from all colleges or universities attended will be required in order to maintain compliance with Veteran's Affairs policies.

Official transcripts from U.S. institutions should be sent via mail directly from the educational institution in an unopened, sealed envelope or through an electronically secure digital program from the issuing institution. Mailed transcripts should be sent to:

Graduate School and International Admissions
University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box 135
501 20th Street
Greeley, CO 80639

Electronic transcripts should be sent to grad.applicationmaterials@unco.edu. We do not accept email, scanned or PDF transcripts directly from the student.

The Graduate School and International Admissions does not accept email, scanned or PDF transcripts directly from applicants. All official transcripts, submitted as part of the application process, are retained by UNC and not returned to applicants or admitted students.

UNC retains submitted transcripts, from institutions other than UNC, for admitted students for up to five years after graduation or date of last attendance at UNC. Transcripts provided by applicants who were not admitted, denied admissions or did not complete their application are destroyed after one (1) year. The Graduate School will make every attempt to use previously-submitted transcripts if they are within these timeframes. However, if the Graduate School cannot locate previously submitted transcripts, the transcripts fall outside the timeframes listed above, or they are considered illegible, applicants must provide new transcripts.

Applicants with academic credentials from outside the U.S. will need to follow the requirements for submission of foreign transcripts. Click on the Transcripts tab for information about international transcripts.

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Courses

The MBA with an Emphasis in Human Resources Management online curriculum is comprised of 12 courses (36 credit hours), including 27 credit hours of MBA core courses and nine credit hours of human resources emphasis courses.

Regardless of academic background, you are required to take four free foundation modules—Foundations of Statistics, Foundations of Economics, Foundations of Finance, and Foundations of Accounting—on a pass-fail basis.

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You must take the following courses.

Duration:7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examines organizational behavior topics such as motivation, team dynamics, perception, power, politics, conflict, and culture, with an in-depth view of leadership.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Data analytics considers methods for structuring and manipulating large databases, extracting usable datasets and performing statistical and textual analysis to support decision- making. Exploratory, confirmatory and predictive analytics will be examined. Data visualization considers techniques to communicate statistical and operations information efficiently through graphical techniques. This includes dashboards, charting, plotting and mapping methods.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the concepts, applications, and uses of managerial accounting in managerial decision-making for managers and other internal users.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examines application of microeconomic analysis used in managerial decision- making. Topics include demand analysis, cost and production functions, and behavior of competitive and non- competitive markets with applications to various business decisions.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the mechanics of globalization and the mastery of business strategy, operation and practices from a global perspective. It explores national differences in political economy, culture, ethics, and their implications in international management and how to integrate such differences into a global strategy.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This seminar course involves the analysis of the marketing concepts, functions and principles involved in planning, implementing and evaluating the total marketing programs of various organizations. Elements of the marketing process, including environmental impacts, building and managing brands and analyzing marketing strategies in delivering the best customer value will be the focus in this course.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the improvement of supply chain processes and performance, explores important supply chain metrics, makes clear primary tradeoffs in making supply chain decisions, and presents tools for effective and efficient supply chain management, transportation, warehousing and inventory control, order fulfillment and supply chain coordination.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Course topics include time value of money, risk and return, capital budgeting, financial analysis and modeling, capital structure, working capital management, and international corporate finance. Advanced topics make use of case studies and/or simulation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a capstone experience through techniques and tools needed for effective strategy. Students integrate concepts, theories, and tools to develop comprehensive strategies in a variety of business environments.

You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on the creation of a competitive advantage through strategic human resources planning and staffing. Topics include job analysis, recruiting, assessment, succession planning, and retention. Also covers laws and regulations relative to the recruiting process.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on the effective design of an organization's compensation, total rewards, and performance management systems. Topics include total compensation systems that attract and retain talent, employee benefits and performance management.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Introduces students to the major approaches used for managing both planned and unplanned organizational change. Reviews diagnostic techniques for identifying organizational problems and examines how strategic organizational change can achieve increased quality, productivity, and employee engagement.

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