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Executive MBA with a Specialization in Human Resources Online

Cameron School of Business
Executive MBA with a Specialization in Human Resources Online

Gain the strategic insights, specialized knowledge and tactical skills essential to every organization today with the Executive Master of Business Administration with a Specialization in Human Resources online program from UNCW. Enhance your online coursework with dynamic residencies on campus and abroad.

Overview

Advance Your Career with the Executive MBA in Human Resources Online Program at UNCW

Deepen your competencies to define and drive the corporate culture, while serving as a knowledgeable, effective liaison between employees, management and prospective hires with the Executive MBA Human Resources online program from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. This high-engagement program uses collaborative learning, peer interaction and networking to hone your leadership skills.

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$24,957*


N.C. Resident
Tuition & Fees

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as few as 12 months**


Program Duration

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42


Program
Credit Hours

In today’s mobile, competitive and litigious market, the role of human resources is increasingly complex and vital. Recruiting, training, motivating and retaining a productive, satisfied workforce are essential, and this rigorous, AACSB-accredited Executive MBA in Human Resources online program shows you how to balance the needs and desires of employees and employers within the context of organizational goals.

Using theory and case study-based practical tactics, explore organizational behavior, ethics and leadership, enhancing your ability to advocate, mediate and resolve conflicts. Learn how to create a positive culture, with in-depth insights into compensation, benefits, employment law, talent development, wellness programs and social purpose engagement.

You also will participate in a one-week international residency at one of several locations in Europe or Asia, enabling you to consult with actual foreign clients and present recommendations for addressing potential changes on a global scale. The Executive MBA in Human Resources online program places you in small, interactive cohorts of experienced peers – building relationships that extend beyond graduation. Become empowered to share your knowledge and insight alongside your fellow students.

UNCW Cameron School of Business
AACSB Accredited

UNCW's Cameron School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)

The Cameron School of Business features a top-notch faculty committed to your success. Your courses will be taught by full-time professors with terminal degrees and management experience in the private sector.

This high-value business master’s program requires far less financial investment than MBA programs at other AACSB-accredited business schools in North Carolina, while providing diverse options for customizing your degree to align with your career goals and interests. Benefit from accelerated 7-week courses, with no prerequisites or foundation courses required.

In this specialization, you will:

  • Learn how to analyze existing scales pertaining to workplace performance, training, engagement, employee satisfaction and turnover intentions
  • Gain the skills to strategically manage staffing and the selection of human capital worldwide, as well as how to navigate the legal compliance within the U.S. employment context
  • Become fluent in compensation and benefits concepts that contribute to achieving organizational goals
  • Develop your understanding of the concepts and processes that are critical to short-term and long-term organizational decision-making
  • Develop your core management skills with a specific look at problem solving, conflict resolution, communication, team building and leadership

*Part-time tuition rate. Full-time tuition rate may be lower. Consult with your advisor. Total tuition and fees may vary by student and are subject to change. Learn more. Students will be required to pay their own airfare for the International Residency.

**Students taking a full-time course load throughout the program can complete it in as few as 12 months. Consult with your advisor.

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Tuition

Benefit from Our Affordable Tuition

Tuition for the Executive MBA Human Resources online degree program is both affordable and flexible. The tuition for our online programs is considerably less than many other North Carolina AACSB-accredited universities and can be paid by the course. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

  Per Credit Hour Per Course Executive MBA Fee Total Tuition & Fees
North Carolina Residents: $503.15 $1,509.45 $3,825 $24,957.30
Non-North Carolina Residents: $1,271.43 $3,814.29 $3,825 $57,255.06

*Part-time tuition rate. Full-time tuition rate may be lower. Consult with your advisor. Total tuition and fees may vary by student and are subject to change. Learn more. Students will be required to pay their own airfare for the International Residency.

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Calendar

Mark These Dates on Your Calendar

The Executive MBA with a Specialization in Human Resources online program is designed to offer working professionals the flexibility of online learning paired with value-added on-campus and international residencies. We conveniently offer rolling admission and six start dates each year. Choose the start date that best suits your goals.

Term Classes Begin Application Deadline Document
Deadline
Registration Deadline Payment Due Withdrawal Deadline Course End Date
Fall 1 2021 08/23/21 07/24/21 07/31/21 08/25/21 08/26/21 09/07/21 10/10/21
Fall 2 2021 10/18/21 09/18/21 09/25/21 10/20/21 10/21/21 11/02/21 12/05/21
Spring 1 2022 1/17/22 12/11/21 12/18/21 1/19/22 1/20/22 2/1/22 3/6/22
Spring 2 2022 3/14/22 2/12/22 02/19/22 3/16/22 3/17/22 3/29/22 5/1/22
Summer 1 2022 5/16/22 4/16/22 4/23/22 5/18/22 5/19/22 5/31/22 7/3/22
Summer 2 2022 7/4/22 6/4/22 6/11/22 7/6/22 7/7/22 7/19/22 8/21/22

Students must register for courses by 5 p.m. (EST) on the registration deadline date.
Students must remit tuition payment by 10 a.m. (EST) on the tuition deadline date.

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Admissions

Follow These Steps to Apply to the Online Executive MBA in Human Resources Program

To apply for the Executive MBA with a Specialization in Human Resources online, you must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or its equivalent at a foreign institution by the first official day of classes for the semester of application. Because UNCW considers applications on a rolling basis, you are urged to apply promptly for your preferred start date.

MBA Online Admission Requirements

  • Minimum of two years of professional work experience
  • Resume and cover letter (statement of interest) indicating how your background has prepared you for the MBA program
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in undergraduate work. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 must demonstrate professional experience/advancement that shows progression since graduation and indicates how they will contribute to the program
  • A GMAT score above 500 or an equivalent GRE, which is waived if you have:
    • Five or more years of managerial work experience
    • An undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher
    • Completed an advanced degree (graduate level or above) involving some quantitative coursework

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities are required.

Electronic Method (Preferred):
Password protected transcripts may be sent directly from the institution to [email protected]

Paper Method – Official Transcripts (Envelope Sealed by the Institution):
UNCW Graduate School
Attn: Kimberly Goerne Harris
601 South College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403-5955

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Courses

Scope Out the Courses You’ll Study in the Online Executive MBA in Human Resources Program

The Executive MBA with a Specialization in Human Resources online curriculum is comprised of 14 courses (42 credit hours), including 30 credit hours of EMBA core courses, six credit hours of required residencies, and six credit hours of electives.

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As a student in the Executive MBA with a Specialization in Human Resources program, you must take the following core courses.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

Examination of the constitutional, legislative, judicial, regulatory, and public policy forces exerted on the business environment. Particular focus on contracts, torts, and property law.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

An intensive course in principles and theory of financial and managerial accounting, with an emphasis on financial analysis and managerial decision making.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to introduce major information technology (IT) concepts and important issues that business managers face when using, developing and managing information systems (IS). Strategic and tactical issues of information systems and technology are addressed as they support and lead the operations of the organization.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to data driven decision making using descriptive, predictive and prescriptive Business Analytics approaches. Topics included are data visualization, predictive techniques, data mining, simulation, optimization models, and decision analysis.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

Survey of the basic concepts, theories, and techniques for the management of operating systems. Development of concepts and decision processes critical to short-run and long range organizational decision making. Topics include product and process design, operations planning, project management, inventory management, capacity planning, quality and scheduling.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

This course covers principles of micro and macroeconomics. The initial focus is on an analysis of decision making processes and economic equilibrium for consumers and individual firms. Also covered is basic data and measurements used in describing the macro economy.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

A broad survey of finance concerned with the money-management decisions of the individual and the firm. Study includes the tools and terms that the corporate and individual financial manager employs as he or she conducts his or her financial affairs. Value-creation for the firm, the use of financial statements, the importance of cash flows, the measurement of risk, investment decision-making, the use of the securities and derivatives markets, asset-pricing models, estimating value of income-producing assets and international financial issues will be reviewed. These topics and the foundation we build in this course will be supplemented with regular reference to contemporary issues in finance.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to the principles of marketing and basic marketing methods and tools needed to make effective marketing decisions. Lectures and projects regarding new product development, customer relationship management, and other key marketing concepts will expose students to marketing principles and require them to formulate marketing tactics and strategies.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

Course focus will be on the challenges confronting firms competing domestically and internationally with an emphasis placed on the integration of strategies with the structures and systems needed for successful implementation.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

This course surveys management theories, research, and concepts about the structure and processes of complex business organizations. Emphasis on the development and assessment of core management skills. Topics include self-awareness, problem solving, conflict resolution, communication, motivation, team building, human resource management, and leadership.

You will complete the following residency courses.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

Requires campus attendance for two (2) weekends. This course is designed to provide an opportunity to promote and develop the soft skills that are essential for managers, but are difficult to develop in an online environment. The purpose of this class is to help bridge the knowing doing gap that occurs when students have strong content knowledge but limited experience in applying that knowledge to real world situations. Learning activities in this class may include role plays, team-building exercises, real world cases and other applied learning activities that can occur in an immersive learning environment.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

Requires 1-week trip abroad. This course is the capstone of curricular requirements for the Executive MBA program. The main purpose of the course is to help students integrate the business concepts learned in functional core courses in an international setting. Specifically, students will have an intensive one week learning experience that involves company visits, presentations from business executives and case studies.

As a student in the Executive MBA with a Specialization in Human Resources program, you must take two of the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

This course is an intermediate human resource analytics class intended to prepare students to create and properly analyze existing scales pertaining to workplace performance, training, engagement, employee satisfaction, turnover intentions and other outcomes from the field of human resource management. The main focus of the class will be on data-driven decision making including the appropriate level of analyses and interpretation of employee data. Special focus will be on the common pitfalls and mistakes regarding the interpretation and application of research findings.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

Human resource management is one of the world’s fastest growing fields and presents an unprecedented opportunity for global advancement. This course prepares you to strategically manage the staffing and selection of human capital worldwide as well as to navigate the legal compliance within the U.S. employment context. MBA 555 is a comprehensive study of all aspects of staffing and selection. Particular attention will be focused on HR’s role in legal compliance, planning, job analysis, internal and external recruitment, internal and external selection, measurement and decision-making. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to navigate the strategic planning, recruitment, and staffing processes globally as well as comply with U.S. employment law.

Duration: 7 weeks  :   Credit Hours: 3

This course prepares students to effectively design and execute compensation strategies to influence organizational success. Students will learn compensation and benefits concepts that contribute to achieving organizational goals. This course incorporates theories and principles that can be used to shape and mold organizations for a competitive advantage. Total Rewards is a comprehensive examination of all aspects of employee rewards systems including internal alignment, job-based structures, person-based structures, external competitiveness, pay-for-performance plans, benefits and executive pay. Upon completion students will be able to create a total rewards package that attracts top talent.

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