The success of any business depends on creating a comfortable work environment that motivates and engages employees. For today’s human resource managers, this task now involves a number of unique challenges. As the needs of employees are always changing, there’s a lot of HR leaders to supervise. Each of these concerns demands specialized attention and skills.

The MBA with a specialization in human resource management can help you create a productive workplace that still supports employees. You’ll study effective techniques for a variety of situations and challenges facing contemporary HR leaders.

The required courses can help you create, manage and assess new policies. You’ll also learn skills that can help you serve as an effective liaison between employees and management. Graduates can position themselves to lead HR departments in a variety of settings and industries.

By pursuing this specialization, you’ll gain advanced knowledge in these areas, among others:

  • Benefit plan development and vendor selection
  • Collective bargaining
  • Overseeing negotiations and mediations
  • Workplace safety regulation compliance
  • Communicating changes and new policies with staff
  • Managing payroll and compensation
  • Driving engagement and motivation among employees

The following courses are required to complete this specialization:

  • MBA 605 – Managing Human Resources
  • MBA 606 – Labor Relations
  • MBA 607 – Benefits and Compensation Management

MBA Foundation Courses

  • Graduate Orientation Seminar
  • Leadership and Management of Organizations
  • Marketing Management in a Global Economy
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Management Seminar

Reasons to Pursue a One-Year Online MBA

Some schools, like Lynn University, have taken the same principle and applied it to their online course offerings. There are a number of reasons why a one-year online MBA presents an incredibly convenient way to earn a professional credential still integral to career expansion in many industries.


A one-year online MBA makes it possible to pursue an advanced degree from the comfort of your own home, and with a schedule that suits your life.

Accelerated Pace

Since the program can be completed in one year, it means even less time before you can start enjoying the benefits of a new credential and exploring new career opportunities.

Work Full-time

Without the need to commute to campus or attend classes at a scheduled time, students can create a schedule that allows them to account for both their personal and professional life, maintaining their current job.

Tuition Savings

While online education is sometimes a more affordable alternative to on-campus, students who pursue a one-year MBA online can benefit from even further reduced tuition over traditional programs.

Lynn University Online MBA

Lynn University is one of the schools at the vanguard of this new structure, offering a one-year online MBA that can be completed entirely off-campus at an affordable tuition rate.

Program taught in:
  • English
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