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Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management Online

Complete Coursework: in as few as 12 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $12,510

Overview

 

The Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management online program gives graduates a broad-based background in human resources with the understanding and skills to become leaders in business and administration.

The courses are designed and taught by the same degreed Fitchburg State faculty, many of whom are working professionals. Plus, the curriculum focuses on participatory learning through online class discussions and collaborative learning groups.

Fitchburg State University offers one of the "Most Affordable Online Master's Degrees for Human Resources." —OnlineU.org (2017).
Fitchburg State University is listed as a Best Online School for Master's in Human Resources by BusinessManagementDegree.net (2017).

Courses

Students must complete 10 courses (30 credit hours) to earn the Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management online. The curriculum consists of 18 hours of advanced core requirements, 9 hours of required HR management concentration courses, and a 3-hour elective course.

To see the full list of MBA in HR Management courses online, review courses.

Admissions

Applications for the Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management online degree program are reviewed continuously for the next available term. The approach used in evaluating candidates is holistic and considers both undergraduate GPA and professional work experience. You must submit undergraduate transcripts and a professional resume as part of the admission process. However, no GMAT is required for the Fitchburg State University online MBA.

To learn more about our MBA in HR Management online admission requirements, review admissions.

Tuition

Regardless of residence, in state or out of state, students pay the same affordable tuition for the Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management online degree program. To help manage costs, students can pay for each course as they enroll. There is a $50 application fee.

To learn more about our MBA in HR Management online tuition, review tuition.

Calendar

With multiple start dates each year, the Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management online degree program provides convenient enrollment options. Simply consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documentation and the application fee, register for classes, and pay tuition to begin on your desired start date.

For the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the MBA in HR Management online, review calendar.

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Courses

The curriculum for the Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management online program includes 10 courses covering 30 credit hours, comprised of 18 hours of advanced core requirements, 9 hours of required human resources management concentration courses, and a 3-hour elective course.

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Students must take the following courses.

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.

Students must take the following courses.

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.)

Students must take the following course.

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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Admissions

It’s time to get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Here are the requirements for the Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management online program, along with information about required documentation.

Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management Online Requirements

Individuals with a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution and a professional resume can apply to the Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management online degree program.

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission:

  • 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 for the Fitchburg State University online MBA.

If you need 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:

Students are encouraged to contact the Fitchburg State International Admissions department if additional information is needed:

978-665-4399

intladmissions@fitchburgstate.edu

US 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 recipients.

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Tuition and Fees

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management online:

Tuition for this program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. The tuition shown below includes all fees.

Visit the student accounts website for a breakdown of tuition and fees.

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
MBA in HR Management $417 $1,251 $12,510

Application fee: $50

If you are applying for financial aid, please use School Code 002184. For further information, please contact Financial Aid at (978) 665-3302 or finaid@fitchburgstate.edu.

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Calendar

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring A 2019 January 22, 2019 December 28, 2018 January 7, 2019 January 16, 2019 January 17, 2019
Spring B 2019 March 18, 2019 February 21, 2019 March 4, 2019 March 13, 2019 March 14, 2019
Summer A 2019 May 20, 2019 April 25, 2019 May 6, 2019 May 15, 2019 May 16, 2019
Summer B 2019 July 15, 2019 June 20, 2019 June 28, 2019 July 10, 2019 July 11, 2019
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Testimonials

Lindsey Lemay

“In general, the MBA is definitely a good thing to pursue, not only for your career but also for your own knowledge. You can never stop learning. The things you learn are things you can apply in everyday situations, not just your career.” – Lindsey Lemay

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Dr. Michael Greenwood, Professor

Dr. Michael Greenwood

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Dr. Kay Kwahng Kim, Associate Professor

Dr. Kay Kwahng Kim

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