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MBA: Human Resources Management Specialization

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Build your organization’s talent pool with strategic staffing.

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  • Duration 2 years
  • Cost per Credit $965
  • Credit Hours 36-48

Program Benefits

  • SHRM aligned curriculum
  • Create and implement strategic staffing plans to meet organizational goals
  • No GMAT/GRE required and no application fee
  • Median salary for human resources managers is $113,300

An MBA Aligned With the Society for Human Resources Management

Scranton’s Human Resources Management MBA integrates industry research and best practices to provide you with the advanced HR skills you need to elevate your organization.

Human Resources is about more than policies and benefits. It’s about driving your organization to meet operational goals through strategic staffing plans.

With The University of Scranton’s AACSB-accredited MBA specializing in Human Resources Management, you’ll gain the skills to recruit talent, manage the human element of business and develop a winning organization.

Our curriculum aligns with standards established by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), with an emphasis on development, strategy and communication. You’ll also gain a global perspective on business, and learn to apply the Triple Bottom Line theory — an emphasis on sustainable development as it relates to social, fiscal and environmental factors.

And with tuition rates much lower than similarly top-ranked competitors, we’re proud to provide you an exceptional value for your investment.

Career Outlook: Top Salaries for Vital HR Skills

Demand for human resources managers is above the national average at an expected 7% growth between 2018 and 2028. They currently earn a median salary of $113,300, with the top 10% earning more than $201,380 annually.1

Offering another career example, compensation and benefits managers earn a median $121,010, with the top 10% earning more than $205,470. Your MBA can position you to become one of these top earners.2

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Curriculum: HR Know-How From the Elite Kania School

Coursework includes Recruitment and Staffing, Workplace Learning and Performance, Employee and Labor Relations and Reward Strategies and Systems. Curriculum is informed by strategic HR knowledge and these universal organizational skills:

  • Never stop learning
  • Communicate effectively
  • Practice values-based and ethical behavior
  • Think strategically and act accordingly
  • Mind your metrics

The Kania School of Management is among a small number of institutions accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. This specialization is taken as part of the 36 total credits required for the MBA degree.


Program Outcomes: Become a Staffing Strategist

The Human Resources Management specialization of Scranton’s MBA curriculum will prepare you to:

Available Specializations

We offer eight robust specializations and a customizable general MBA option, so you can gain exactly the skills you need to succeed in the area you’re passionate about.

MBA: Accounting

Develop accounting skills to solve complex business problems and maintain a financially healthy organization.

MBA: Business Analytics

Make sense of big data to help companies survive and thrive with theory and new hands-on skills in business strategy.

MBA: Enterprise Resource Planning

Learn real-world methodologies to lead in enterprise resource planning in a program that’s officially partnered with SAP.

MBA: Finance

Get the skills to conduct financial analyses, develop capital budgets and assess an organization’s overall financial health.

MBA: Healthcare Management

Supervise healthcare facilities, plan and direct operations and manage teams to ensure excellent patient care.

MBA: International Business

Navigate global business well-versed in global finance, international politics, cross-cultural differences and supply chain management.

MBA: Operations Management

Equip yourself to lead your organization with project management, quality control and financial management skills.

Admissions Requirements

To apply for Scranton’s Master of Business Administration program, you’ll need:

*May be required for some applicants. You will be informed of your individual requirement after a review of your completed application.

Find more details on the MBA Admissions Requirements page.

Admissions Info

Tuition Details

The MBA program at The University of Scranton consists of 36 credits and costs $965 per credit hour.

We strive to provide you with an affordable, high-quality education. That’s why we’re ranked a Best Value School, Regional Universities North, by U.S. News & World Report for 2020.3

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Faculty: The Kania School’s Team of Specialized Experts

As a student of the Kania School of Management, you’ll have access to industry experts, each with a focused background that aligns with our specialized curriculum.

No matter what you’re passionate about in business, you’ll connect with a network of mentors who share your enthusiasm and can teach you exactly what you need to know.

Kania School Faculty

Why Learn Online?

Earn a degree without interrupting your career. You’ll be part of an online learning community led by a diverse and expert faculty. Online programs reflect the same rigorous standards as our on-campus programs.

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Financial Aid

Financial aid options are available to help you pay for your education. A personal financial aid counselor will assist you in identifying and taking full advantage of all opportunities.

Financial Aid Details

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-373-9547.

The University of Scranton is regionally accredited – a nationally recognized credential and the highest level of accreditation a traditional college or university can obtain – by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The online MBA program is housed by the AACSB-accredited Kania School of Management.

Yes, three years of professional or supervisory work experience is required, along with an affidavit of work experience signed by a supervisor or employer. To learn more, contact a recruitment team representative by calling toll-free at (866) 373-9547.

The University of Scranton does not require any entrance exams. Three years of management experience is required for admission.

The online Master of Business Administration program accepts up to six transfer credits with program director approval. To learn more about credit transfers, request more information or call us at 866-373-9547.

Yes, the online MBA program offers eight specialization options, including accounting, business analytics, enterprise resource planning, finance, healthcare management, human resources management, international business, and operations management. Learn more about our selection of MBA specializations here.

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Human Resources Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved November 22, 2019, from
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019 September 4). Compensation and Benefits Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved November 22, 2019, from
  3. U.S. News & World Report (2019). The University of Scranton Rankings. Retrieved November 25, 2019, from