Human Resources degree overview

Master of Business Administration: Human Resources Concentration

The Master’s in Business Administration program provides you with high-quality professional advanced study in business. Courses incorporate personal values and professional ethics. For maximum flexibility for working adults, Business Administration degree program courses are offered in the evening in a classroom setting and online.

About our Human Resources Concentration

Delve into the trends, issues and perspectives of the human resources field. You will study employment law, training and development. Hone your recruiting techniques and study the strategies behind managing human resource costs.

From large corporations to small businesses, there is always a need for good management. In addition, not-for-profit organizations look for leaders with good management and business skills. A graduate degree in business is also an important factor in reaching senior management ranks within most companies. Through this MBA program you can qualify for jobs in the private sector, the public sector and in academics.

If you’re looking for an online MBA degree program that gives you the flexibility to learn from the comfort of home, consider choosing Ottawa University. Our Master’s degree program is also available on-campus in Arizona, Indiana, Kansas and Wisconsin. It’s a great option for working professionals who have limited time for school.


Business Administration Career Opportunities
Upon completion of your Master’s in Business Administration degree, you can be ready to pursue careers in the following areas:
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Sales and marketing
  • Small business management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human resources management
  • Project management
  • Operations management
For curriculum and course descriptions please download a program overview.


For detailed curriculum and more please visit the University Catalog entry for this program.

Human Resources Concentration Courses

Human Resource Planning and Administration | HRC 7411
Integration of human resources with strategic business functions and planning. Examines issues of structure, staffing, effectiveness, performance and assessment and diversity within organizations. Cross listed with BUS 7100.

Wage, Salary and Benefit Administration | HRC 7461
Provides comprehensive overview of the elements of compensation, legal ramifications and compensation design and design of benefits programs and their impact on compensation and recruitment.

Recruitment, Selection and Placement | HRC 7561
Examine issues and methods for effective recruitment, employment selection and job placement. Compare various methods and procedures used as related to job requirements.

Employment Law | HRC 7741
Examination of Equal Employment Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Leave Act and other recent and forthcoming legislation. Discuss impact for employee relations and management training for compliance.

Master of Business Administration Courses

Module 1 - Behavioral Courses

Organizational Behavior and Theory | BUS 7000
Examines human behavior as it impacts the work organization. Includes theoretical foundations of motivation, group dynamics, leadership, decision-making, satisfaction and performance.

Value Systems and Professional Ethics | BUS 7200
Study of personal and corporate value systems and decision making. Investigation of personal beliefs, purposes and attitudes, and their effects on self and others. Examines the ethical dimensions of organizational structures and practices.

One course from selected concentration.

Module 2 - Core Courses

Strategic Marketing | BUS 7450
Covers the identification and selection of marketing opportunities, target markets and design, and implementation and evaluation of marketing programs.

Managerial Economics | BUS 7500
Application of economic theory to managerial. Emphasis on both quantitative and qualitative application of microeconomic principles to business analysis.

Managerial Finance | BUS 7600
Application of the theories and tools used in financial decision making. Topics include present value and capital budgeting, financial analysis and forecasting, market efficiency and capital structure.

Management Information Systems | BUS 7700
Examines the use of computer information systems in business organizations with emphasis on how information technology supports business functions and aids managerial decision-making. Explores current trends and emerging technologies.

Management Accounting | BUS 7800
Explore use and application of accounting information for planning, control and decision making. Topics include: cost analysis and allocation, budgeting and behavioral aspects of accounting systems.

One course from selected concentration.

Module 3 - Capstone Courses

Graduate Seminar: Business Policies and Strategy | BUS 8500
Capstone course in which participants develop a major case study of business administration issues, programs and policies in a current organization. Draws from and utilizes concepts, theories, and skills developed in previous courses.

Two courses from selected concentration.

For detailed curriculum and more please visit the Course Catalog entryfor this program.

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