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Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Human Resource Management Online


Earn this career-boosting online MBA with a Concentration in HR Management to prepare for exciting leadership opportunities while enhancing your ability to cultivate your organization’s most important asset — its people.

Next Apply Date: 8/5/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/20/24
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Next Apply Date: 8/5/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/20/24

Program Overview


Discover our 100% online MBA – HR Management

From hiring employees to retaining qualified personnel, this 100% online MBA with a Concentration in HR Management will enhance your ability to optimize the employee experience within any business. Deepen your understanding of human resources at a macro- and micro-level to better develop a talent force, manage benefit packages and administrate payroll procedures.

Through AACSB-accredited coursework, you will explore all areas of human resource management including topics such as modern business ethics, labor-management relations and developing company-wide policies. Plus, this affordable degree offers competitive, pay-by-the-course tuition, so you can boost your human resource leadership credentials and stay within your budget.

In this 100% online MBA with a Concentration in HR Management program, you will learn how to:

  • Emphasize business structures, policies and techniques used in developing human resources in the contemporary business organization
  • Analyze the significance of labor disputes with special attention on the growing importance of wage policies
  • Discuss the legal relationship of employers with employees and the broader community
  • Emphasize business structures, policies and techniques used in developing human resources in the contemporary business organization
  • Analyze the significance of labor disputes with special attention on the growing importance of wage policies
  • Discuss the legal relationship of employers with employees and the broader community

As a graduate of this MBA with a Concentration in HR Management program, you will be prepared for advancement into roles such as:

  • Human Resource Manager
  • HR Generalist
  • Recruitment Manager
  • Employee Relations Consultant
  • Human Resource Manager
  • HR Generalist
  • Recruitment Manager
  • Employee Relations Consultant

Also available:

A-State offers a variety of MBA programs in a convenient online format. Explore our full range of online MBA programs.

Total Tuition: $16,962
Program Duration: As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 33

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Tuition


Our online master’s in HR management tuition is pay-by-the-course

Our online MBA with a Concentration in HR Management program offers the same affordable tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $514
Total Tuition: $16,962

Calendar


Stay on top of important dates and deadlines

Ideal for working professionals, Arkansas State online programs are delivered in an accelerated format with multiple start dates each year.

Please note Summer 1 and Summer 2 terms are 5 weeks in duration for this program.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 27/2/246/18/246/21/246/27/246/28/248/1/24
Fall 18/20/248/5/248/9/248/15/248/16/2410/4/24
Fall 210/14/249/30/2410/4/2410/10/2410/11/2412/6/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 8/5/24
Start Class 8/20/24

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Admissions


What you need to know to apply

A-State Online offers a streamlined admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. To be admitted to the MBA online program, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Cumulative GPA 2.5

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA or a 2.75 in the last 60 hours (undergraduate, graduate or combination thereof) or graduate or post-baccalaureate professional degree from a regionally accredited (U.S.) institution
  • If you have lower than a 2.5 cumulative GPA and less than a 2.75 in the last 60 hours, you may still apply for consideration for admittance by including a statement of purpose as part of the application. Please contact an Enrollment Services representative at 866-621-8096 for more information.

Note: If you are admitted and have less than a 2.75 cumulative GPA and less than a 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours, you must make a grade of B or better in each course during the first 6 hours of graduate work at Arkansas State University as part of a conditional admission status. Additionally, you will only be allowed to enroll in one course (or 3 graduate hours) per 7-week session for the first two sessions.

Application submission requirements:

  • Complete online application
  • Submit a nonrefundable $30 fee.
  • Have official transcript(s) sent from the registrar of the college/university attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the granting institution.

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467


Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

For non-U.S. postal mail overnight delivery only:

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Jonesboro, AR 72401

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Courses


Get to know the MBA in HR Management online curriculum

To graduate from the MBA with a Concentration in HR Management online program, you must complete a total of 33 credit hours. Required coursework includes eight core courses (for a total of 24 credit hours) and three human resource management electives (for a total of nine credit hours).

Visit the Course Registration page to view the course schedule for this degree.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course is an introduction to the concepts of cost analysis and management control with a focus on the application of the conceptual framework of financial and managerial accounting to practical situations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is a complete survey of price theory as applied to business decision-making and a summary of public policy toward business.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines organization, policy, administration, institutions, and instruments involved in financing the modern business corporation. Quantitative financial relations are measured and expressed. Financial plans are prepared for corporations in different industries and in different stages of the business cycle. Financial management appraised and business judgment developed through short problem and case methods.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces MBA students to the basic tools in using data to make informed management decisions. This course presents a normative approach to making decisions in one’s personal and professional life. It covers optimization, linear programming, simulation, business modeling, data mining and business intelligence.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course focuses on the essentials of core business functions with an emphasis on integrating applied business statistics, economics, financial accounting, and corporate finance. This course ensures that students have the required business acumen to succeed in the graduate business core.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the practice and principles of project management. Topics include identifying and selecting projects, developing project proposals, sequencing workflows, estimating project duration, and budgeting.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is an integrated capstone course focusing on the role of management in crafting and implementing strategy to achieve fit between an organization and its environment. An action-based approach involves student teams in developing and presenting strategic plans for public, private, profit and not for profit organizations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the concepts and processes for gaining competitive advantage in the marketplace. Students will investigate and develop strategies relating to the escalating importance of providing customer satisfaction, responses to diversity in the marketplace, development of new products, and recognition of the challenges from global competition.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The Human Resource Management Function with emphasis on the development of business structures, policies and techniques used in developing human resources in the contemporary business organization.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The factors which condition labor-management relations. The nature and significance of labor disputes are analyzed, together with factors involved in their solution. Special attention is given to the growing importance of wage policies and their impact upon labor-management relations.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A wide variety of problems in business ethics will be considered and, where appropriate, related to case and statutory law. The legal relationship of employers with employees and the broader community will be discussed.

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