Every business thrives on the people who work there, no matter how big or small. They make organizational goals possible, and having a skilled HR department to serve as the advocate, oversee, and bridge between the individual employees and the organization as a whole is a vital component of the modern workplace. 

About Salem’s Online MBA in HR Management

At Salem University, our Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Human Resource Management degree program provides graduate-level work focusing on the growing need for human resources leaders who understand the necessity of connecting strategic business planning and goals with the human side of things from staffing and recruiting to diversity and training to performance and policy. Earning your MBA degree can also prepare you to pursue the next step of your education with a Doctor of Business Administration.

We’ve designed our master’s degree programs to be entirely online. Our high-quality curriculum aims to provide opportunities for professional growth and development, develop skills that allow you to conduct research, integrate theory and practice, and promote excellence in leadership, scholarship, work, and life. And we do all of this within a framework that fits into your current life and responsibilities with our unique, one-course-a-month schedule.

MBA in Human Resource Management Careers

An MBA with an emphasis in human resource management can help expand your career opportunities to include advanced and senior-level positions, like:

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Senior Human Resources Consultant
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Director or Vice President of Human Resources
  • Communications Manager or Director of Communications

MBA in HR Management Curriculum

Our MBA — Human Resources Management degree prepares students to work in almost any industry, overseeing HR departments and teams of specialists or providing consulting services to organizations of all sizes.  We tackle fundamental topics like management techniques, accounting principles, finance practices, communication tactics, and marketing strategies, and our curriculum includes case analysis, team projects, and oral and written presentations. All of this is brought together in a capstone course that lets you demonstrate your ability to combine what you’ve learned with a practical, ethical, and global perspective.

Your HR MBA courses will cover topics like:

  • How the cultural, political, and legal environment affects HR management across national boundaries
  • Long-term HR planning strategies to develop a well-trained, diverse workforce
  • How to identify, recruit, hire, and develop the right people for an organization, including performance evaluation and compensation
  • Labor and management relations, including dispute resolution, negotiation process and strategies, and mediation

MBA in HR Management Courses

The Master of Business Administration degree program with a specialization in Human Resource Management requires the completion of 27 core semester credits that include:

  • ACC515 Accounting for Managers
  • BUS500 Applied Business Statistics
  • BUS698 Directed Readings and Research
  • BUS699 Enterprise Strategic Planning and Change Management
  • ECO570 Managerial Economics
  • FIN560 Financial Management
  • MKT530 Marketing Management
  • BUS554 Business Law
  • BUS600 Organizational Behavior, Leadership, and Ethics

You’ll also take nine credits in the human resource management specialization:

  • BUS671 Strategic Human Resource Planning and Ethics
  • BUS672 Talent Acquisition and Employee Development and Compensation
  • BUS670 Global Challenges of Communications and Human Resources Management


  • BUS673 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Frequently Asked Questions

Admission Requirements

Admission to Salem is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to attend Salem can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or apply online. The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible date. The University admits students on a rolling, monthly start basis. Acceptance is at the discretion of Salem University; some programs have additional admission requirements.


This course is accredited by ACBSP.

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