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Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management Online

Gain a broad-based background in human resources with the understanding and skills to become a leader in business and administration.

09/21/20 Apply by
10/29/20 Start classes


The curriculum in our Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management online program focuses on participatory learning through online class discussions and collaborative learning groups. Courses are designed and taught by the same degreed Fitchburg State faculty who teach on campus.

$12,510 Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Program Duration
30 Credit Hours

The MBA in HR Management online gives you the essential tools required for management roles in human resources, recruitment, risk management, employee training and development, and more.

Human resources managers will be in high demand through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are projected to increase by 9% for roles that include a median annual salary of more than $110,000.

International Accreditation Council for Business Education

MBA programs at Fitchburg State are accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)

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Tuition and Fees

Our MBA in Human Resources Management online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

$417 Per Credit Hour
$12,510 Total Tuition

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Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
MBA in Human Resources Management $417 $1,251 $12,510
  • Application fee: $50
  • Visit the student accounts website for a breakdown of tuition and fees
  • If you are applying for financial aid, please use School Code 002184. For further information, please contact Financial Aid at (978) 665-3302 or

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Fitchburg State online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

09/21/20 Apply by
10/29/20 Start classes

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Intent to Enroll Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Drop For Non Pay
Summer A 2020 05/18/20 04/17/20 04/27/20 05/04/20 05/11/20 05/12/20 05/13/20
Summer B 2020 07/13/20 06/12/20 06/22/20 06/29/20 07/06/20 07/07/20 07/08/20
Fall A 2020 09/03/20 07/31/20 08/10/20 08/17/20 08/24/20 08/25/20 08/26/20
Fall B 2020 10/29/20 09/21/20 10/02/20 10/09/20 10/19/20 10/20/20 10/21/20
Spring A 2021 01/19/21 12/18/21 12/28/21 01/04/21 01/11/21 01/12/21 01/13/21
Spring B 2021 03/15/21 02/12/21 02/22/21 03/01/21 03/08/21 03/09/21 03/10/21

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At Fitchburg State, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the MBA in Human Resources Management online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. The requirements include:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
GPA not less than 2.8 on undergrad coursework
Resume detailing professional experience

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You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission.

  • Submit graduate application and $50 application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, with official transcripts
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of not less than 2.8
  • Official transcripts of graduate-level coursework from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)*
  • Professional resume
  • Students with undergraduate GPAs of less than 2.8 may also be considered for admission based on their professional work experience and a letter of recommendation
  • No GMAT is required

To submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Fitchburg State University
Admissions Office
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

International Students:

  • TOEFL or IELTS scores required for natives of non-English speaking countries
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended*
  • General Foreign Credit Evaluation
  • GPA of not less than 2.5
  • Application fee ($50)
  • Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose (300 word minimum)

*All foreign transcripts must be formally evaluated before we are able to make an admissions decision. Graduate applicants are required to submit a "general" evaluation. Following are suggested organizations which provide foreign credential evaluation services:

You are encouraged to contact the Fitchburg State International Admissions department if additional information is needed at 978-665-4399 or

U.S. citizens with foreign education (from a non-English speaking country) will need to follow the international admission requirements (TOEFL excluded). Students with the following visa are not eligible for the program:

  • I-20
  • F1

TOEFL Code: 3518

IELTS Code: No code; please select Fitchburg State as a recipient.

Ranked the #1 affordable school for the online MBA in Human Resources Management program by Best Value Schools, 2017


For the MBA in Human Resources Management online, the curriculum is comprised of 10 courses covering 30 credit hours, including 18 hours of advanced core requirements, 9 hours of required healthcare management concentration courses, and a 3-hour elective course.

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Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course relates the knowledge of human behavior to the problems of organizational life. It examines individual behavior, as well as group and social behavior, in organizations. The course encourages discussion of the methods of changing behavior through organizational behavior and development.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides insight into the problem of identifying an organization’s informational requirements to facilitate the decision-making process. Topics presented include an analysis or information systems, communication theory, information flow, methods and procedures for gathering, disseminating and controlling information.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course embarks on a detailed study of concepts and procedural alternatives in the delineation of the market target. In addition, the course covers the development and implementation of the marketing mix and the control and analysis of the total marketing effort.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course examines principles of decision analysis in management of current assets, estimation of requirements for short-term funds, and valuation of capital budgeting and merger proposals.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a study of financial reporting systems. Emphasis is given to the interpretation and uses of information contained in financial reports.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a study of administrative processes dealing with the formulation of policy. Topics covered include strategy formulation, the role of the general manager, and the design of strategic planning systems. Attention is focused on problem identification, problem solving and decision-making. Extensive examination is made of cases involving a variety of institutions in both the public and private sectors. Prerequisite: at least 21 graduate hours completed or permission of chair.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course provides knowledge of the human resource from the manager’s perspective. The student develops an understanding of the role of personnel specialists. Topics covered include job analysis, employee selection, training, appraisal, promotion and discipline within the context of recent legal developments.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed to provide human resources professionals and other managerial professionals with an understanding of labor and employment law, the sources of this law, and how the laws may apply in an employment setting.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course emphasizes trends, current research and contemporary problems in management. Students research, discuss and present reports on problems in management. (Course may be repeated twice with different topics with approval of chair of MBA Graduate Committee.)

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course presents the principles, concepts and tools of economic analysis that are necessary for proper management planning. Its aim is to improve the understanding of how a market economy operates and to familiarize students with the tools that are useful in making economic decisions and in solving economic problems.

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