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College of Business

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Human Resources

Program Overview

The Master of Business Administration: Human Resources concentration provides you with the expertise to advise management on HR-related interests, from providing a cost-benefit analysis of hiring an external job recruiter to what comprises a strategic benefit package for executives. You’ll study HR analytics, HR information systems, employment law and public policy, learning management systems, social media, corporate security, mobile applications, work-life balance, employee retention and engagement, corporate ethics, and career mapping. This MBA is made for the working professional, so you can conveniently obtain your 45-credit hour degree online or in the classroom.

Admission Resources

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Program at a
Glance

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

45

DETAILS

Total Credit Hours: 45
Program Type: MBA
Location: Online
Time to Complete: 18 Months (online only) | 24-30 Months (seated and online Human Resources courses)*The duration of this program does not include adding foundation courses. The duration of the online only track is based on a student starting with a 3.0 and being approved to double up on courses.
Start Date: Fall: August & October | Spring: January & March | Summer: May & June
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Why AU?

Ready for the next chapter in your academic, professional, and spiritual life? Whether you are graduating high school or pursuing a master’s or doctorate degree, we invite you to be a part of one of the top regional universities in the South (U.S. News & World Report). Come discover why the Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. identified Anderson University as one of the top-ranked, most affordable colleges in the country. Take the next step in your journey of academic excellence today.
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Career Outlook

Adding the HR concentration to your MBA will help you align your desire with helping professionals through hiring, promotion, and compensation to your organization’s business objectives. You’ll be prepared to become a more valuable HR professional and equipped to become an HR business partner. Salaries for HR business partners can exceed $140,000.



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Career Outlook

Adding the HR concentration to your MBA will help you align your desire with helping professionals through hiring, promotion, and compensation to your organization’s business objectives. You’ll be prepared to become a more valuable HR professional and equipped to become an HR business partner. Salaries for HR business partners can exceed $140,000.



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Anderson University is a national leader in higher education in its use of technology to support and enhance all aspects of its core function—teaching and learning, which has led to the institution being recognized as an Apple Distinguished School since 2014. Through Anderson’s Digital Learning Initiative, Anderson has provided all of its residential undergraduate students and select graduate program students with an iPad Air and Apple Pencil. The mission of transforming learning experiences and preparing students to serve their communities and careers in the twenty-first century is enhanced through mobile devices developed by Apple.

Admission Requirements

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Previous Degree Required

A bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in this program.

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Transcript Requirements

Official undergraduate transcripts will need to be submitted as part of the application process for this program.

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Application Deadline

The application deadline is two (2) weeks before a term start date.

More Information

I-20 Approved: No
I-17 Approved: No
Program Director:
Dr. Jeff Moore
Breakdown of Credit Hours:
36 Credit Hours – Business Administration Major Core Requirements | 9 Credit Hours – Human Resources Concentration Requirements
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