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MBA with a Specialization in Human Resources Online

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

Rise as an essential executive leader by earning the online MBA with a Specialization in Human Resources. As the field of human resources has become more complex and sophisticated, professionals with this unique knowledge and specialized skillset have become more valuable to corporations in every industry.

Overview

Preview the Key Benefits of Our Online MBA in Human Resources

Empower yourself with the strategic thinking and practical skills to create and maintain a positive corporate culture. Learn how to advance organizational initiatives with the online MBA with a Specialization in Human Resources program from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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$18,113


N.C. Resident
Tuition & Fees

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as few as 12 months


Program Duration

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36


Program
Credit Hours

Long gone are the days when employees would spend their entire careers working for just a few companies in exchange for a guaranteed pension upon retirement. As employees have become increasingly mobile and diversely motivated, employers recognize that recruiting, training and retaining a qualified workforce are of paramount importance. In this rigorous, AACSB-accredited Master of Business Administration in Human Resources program, you will learn how to balance the needs and desires of employees and employers and foster collaboration toward achievement of corporate goals.

In addition to developing critical thinking, negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution competencies, you will study issues relevant to today’s workplace, from sexual harassment and racial discrimination to wellness programs and social purpose engagement. Explore organizational behavior as well as ethics and leadership while gaining key insights into compensation, benefits, employment law, talent development and more.

You will also deepen your knowledge in core business management areas, including business law, accounting, information analysis, business analysis, operations management, economics, marketing, strategic management and more.

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 full-time professors with terminal degrees and practical management experience in the private sector. Learn from the same distinguished faculty members who teach in the on-campus program.

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 fast 7-week courses, with no prerequisites or foundation courses required.

In this specialization, you will learn:

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

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Tuition

Examine Our Budget-Friendly Tuition

Tuition for the MBA with a Specialization in Human Resources online degree program is exceptionally affordable and considerably less expensive than many other North Carolina AACSB-accredited universities. Enjoy the flexibility of pay-by-the-course tuition for our online programs. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

  Per Credit Hour Fees Per Credit Hour Per Course Fees Per Course Total Tuition & Fees
North Carolina Residents: $503.15 $25.70 $1,509.45 $77.10 $18,113.40
Non-North Carolina Residents: $1,271.43 $25.70 $3,814.29 $77.10 $45,771.48

Total tuition and fees may vary by student and are subject to change. Learn more.

NOTE: For Distance Education/Extension courses that require proctored exams, there may be additional fees for the verification of student identity. Students may also be required to find an independent testing facility for these exams. Contact the course instructor for more information.

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Calendar

Use These Dates to Plan Your Schedule

The MBA with a Specialization in Human Resources program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring 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 12/28/21 1/19/22 1/20/22 2/1/22 3/6/22
Spring 2 2022 3/14/22 2/12/22 2/19/22 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

Applying to UNCW Is a Simple Process

To apply for the 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

Check out the Courses in the Online MBA in Human Resources Program

The MBA with a Specialization in Human Resources online curriculum is comprised of 12 courses (36 credit hours), including 30 credit hours of MBA core courses and six credit hours of electives.

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As a student in the 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 must choose two of the following courses to complete your degree requirements.

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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