Human resources is no longer just about policies and benefits. In fact, it is just a small portion of the department’s core function within enterprise organizations. Successful businesses need employees with the skills to create and implement strategic staffing plans, as it is vital to the company’s overall performance, and can give organizations a competitive advantage within the fast-moving, fast-changing business environment. The Human Resources specialization of the online MBA at the University of Scranton provides you with the comprehensive skills to accomplish just these tasks as well as to design and realize organizational goals.
The specialization consists of nine credit hours and allows you select three of four online HR degree courses within the MS in Human Resources SHRM-aligned (Society for Human Resource Management) curriculum.
Whether you are seeking professional advancement in the human resources area or are interested in moving into a new field, the online MBA Human Resources concentration gives you a strong foundation in the field.
Learn Major HR Principles and Processes
This Human Resources specialization in Business Administration integrates the most recent research and best practices to show you how you can map a framework for organizational goals and fulfill them. Learn about:
- Employee recruitment and effective staffing
- Workplace learning and performance
- Employee and labor relations
- Reward strategies and systems
While four courses are offered within the human resources specialization, only three are required for completion. This allows you to select the courses that best align with your professional interests or help address a potential skill gap. Should your interests centralize around the HR discipline, you can elect to take all four courses by substituting one core course under the MBA flexible curriculum.
The University of Scranton MBA with a specialization in Human Resources can help you take a leading role focusing on the human element of business. You’ll learn effective decision making and planning, as well as how to improve individual and organizational performance.
In addition to the guidelines outlined by Society for Human Resource Management, the human resources specialization curriculum is informed by strategic HR knowledge and universal organizational skills. These core skills include:
- Never Stop Learning
- Communicate Effectively
- Practice Values-Based and Ethical Behavior
- Think Strategically and Act Accordingly
- Mind Your Metrics
More information on these human resource skills and the important role they play within a company’s success is outlined in The University of Scranton’s own “5 Essentials Every Human Resource Leader Should Have."
A Rigorous Education at a Respected Institution
One of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, The University of Scranton offers a learning environment shaped by Jesuit values of ethics and social responsibility. The HR specialization and all of our courses are taught by esteemed, experienced faculty members who make themselves available for coaching and mentoring.
The University’s Kania School of Management is among a small number of institutions accredited by the AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). AACSB accreditation signals the highest standard of achievement for business schools around the world. Fewer than 5 percent of educational institutions worldwide that offer business degrees have achieved this distinction, resulting in an outstanding academic rank for the school.
As a prospective student of the MBA HR program, you have access to a comprehensive array of information courtesy of the Business & Leadership Resource Center, which serves as a career resource.
Learn more about how you can advance your business career with the online MBA in Human Resources from The University of Scranton. Request more information or call us at (866) 373-9547.