Master of Business Administration - Human Resource Management Concentration
The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management (MBA-HR) is a 48-credit-hour program that is offered online and at the Colorado campuses. The program consists of 32 credit hours devoted to the business administration core and 16 credit hours for the human resource management concentration.
Human resource management specialists are expected to navigate the complex system of federal and state regulations to ensure that companies of every size are in compliance with human resource and labor laws. The human resource management concentration is designed for students with a solid business background who want to concentrate specifically on the area of human resource management and advance their knowledge to pursue leadership roles. The program includes problem-based learning that provides real-world scenarios and encourages students to develop feasible business solutions. Students in the concentration focus on understanding how to use strategic HR principles to change organizations and develop innovations.
The mission of the College of Business and Management is to offer professional market-driven business degrees that build business competencies transferrable to all industries. The College of Business and Management accomplishes this mission by offering curriculum that aligns to industry standards, remains relevant, and builds practical skills applicable to the competitive global business environment.
Program Accreditations and Alignments
The MBA degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This concentration was developed in alignment with the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).
MBA prepares the student to:
MBA Program Learning Outcomes
- Manage across various businesses and disciplines
- Apply business theories, concepts, and methods to current or future positions
- Contribute to the enhancement of the mission and value proposition of the organization
MBA-HR Concentration Learning Outcomes
- Synthesize ethics, leadership, strategy, critical thinking and reasoning skills in a business environment
- Integrate professional applied research in order to validate and justify decision making
- Formulate information in order to communicate effectively across the appropriate channels
- Utilize appropriate technology to maximize efficiency and effectiveness in order to accomplish organizational goals and objectives
- Combine the major functional areas of business administration including the critical skills necessary to solve business problems, individually and collaboratively
- Develop change-agent skills, especially related to critical and creative thinking, regarding human resource management issues
- Discuss the importance of strategic human resource planning and be able to participate in forecasting
- Apply HR concepts, theories, and practices to address organizational HR challenges including ethical issues, diversity, affirmative action, and labor relations
|ACCT614||Applied Managerial Accounting||
|ECON616||Applied Managerial Economics||
|MGMT690||Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments||
|FINC615||Applied Managerial Finance||
|INTD670||Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making||
|MGMT600||Applied Managerial Decision-Making||
|HRMT620||Strategic Human Capital Management||
|MKTG630||Applied Managerial Marketing||
|Total Credit Hours:||32
|HRMT645||Operational Human Resource Management||
|HRMT650||Current Legal Issues in Human Resource Management||
|HRMT655||Managing Organizational Development and Change||
|Total Credit Hours:||16
Total Credit Hours: 48Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Colorado Technical University’s Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines, created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010 and 2013, are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.
MBA Foundation Requirements
The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is built upon the expectation that students will enter the program with a solid business background to succeed in some of the core MBA courses. Therefore the MBA requires students to have prior foundational knowledge in all core business disciplines to be successful.
Students entering in the MBA program without an undergraduate degree in business will be required to successfully complete three MBA foundation courses (MGMT501
, and MGMT503
) covering the following areas of business: accounting; economics; finance; marketing; statistics; management; business law; ethics; business policy; business strategy; information technology; operations management; and global leadership.
If the student can show evidence of a GMAT score of 500 or above the foundation requirements may be waived. Students that can show evidence of successfully completed business law and business ethics courses may have the MGMT501
requirement waived. Students continuing from any of CTU’s non-business bachelor programs are exempt from MGMT501
, but must complete the other MBA Foundation Requirements. The foundation courses are also available to students with an undergraduate business degree who wish to refresh their knowledge in these subject areas.
MBA foundation courses must be completed prior to respective MBA required courses that hold MGMT501
, or MGMT503
as a prerequisite. Students must successfully complete and pass MGMT501
prior to starting INTD670
and complete and pass MGMT502
prior to the end of the first quarter. Students who do not meet the MBA foundation requirements will be withdrawn, canceled or transferred from the MBA program. Students must be able to exhibit proficiency by successfully completing the foundation course with a minimum 70% passing score. If after 5 attempts (applies to each course separately) students do not pass the foundation course, students are encouraged to work with the Student Advising department if they have questions regarding these foundation courses, timeframes for completion, or for alternative programs of study as needed.
- Colorado Springs
- Aurora (Denver Area)
- Virtual Campus