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Kenosha - Master of Business Administration in Human Resources

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Why an MBA in Human Resources?

An MBA in Human Resources can put you in a great position for career growth in one of today’s fastest growing fields. Overall employment in human resources, training, and labor relations occupations is projected to grow by 22% by 2018. Legislation and court rulings revising standards in occupational safety and health, equal employment opportunity, wages, healthcare, retirement plans, and family leave, among others, will increase demand for all professionals with a bachelor’s degree. However, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a master’s degree or MBA is highly recommended for those seeking general and top management jobs.

Careers

Upon completion of your MBA in Human Resources, you’ll be fully prepared to handle a wide range of well-paid positions. Sample career titles include:

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialist
  • Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialist

According to a May 2011 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, annual earnings for human resources professionals are as follows:

  1. Human Resources Managers
    • Lowest 25% – $76,540
    • Median – $99,130
    • Highest 25% – 131,130
    • Highest 10% – $169,310
  2. Compensation and Benefits Managers
    • Lowest 25% – $69,550
    • Median – $92,290
    • Highest 25% – 122,310
    • Highest 10% – $160,240
  3. Training and Development Specialists
    • Lowest 25% – $41,230
    • Median – $55,150
    • Highest 25% – $72,800
    • Highest 10% – $91,820
  4. Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists
    • Lowest 25% – $34,030
    • Median – $44,380
    • Highest 25% – 62,100
    • Highest 10% – $85,410
  5. Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
    • Lowest 25% – $44,990
    • Median – $57,960
    • Highest 25% – $73,170
    • Highest 10% – $91,220

Curriculum

A minimum of 39 semester credit hours is required for graduation.
MBA Courses and Descriptions

Special Admissions

Students must have a bachelor's degree with a major in business or a related discipline to be admitted to this MBA program. Students without a bachelor’s degree in business or a related discipline must enroll in the Master of Business Administration in Business Management (MBABM) program.

REQUIRED MBA COURSES

All courses, 30 semester credit hours, are required.

Course NumberCourse NamePrerequisiteCredit Hours
MBA 600Leadership and Organizational BehaviorMBA 540 or equivalent coursework3.0
MBA 606Research and Decision MakingMBA 530 or equivalent coursework3.0
MBA 610Human Resources ManagementNone3.0
MBA 615MarketingMBA 540 or equivalent coursework3.0
MBA 621Financial and Managerial AccountingMBA 520 or equivalent coursework3.0
MBA 626Information Systems and TechnologyNone3.0
MBA 631Operations and Project ManagementNone3.0
MBA 639Managerial EconomicsMBA 530 or equivalent coursework3.0
MBA 645FinanceMBA 540 or equivalent coursework3.0
MBA 690Strategic PlanningMBA 520, MBA 530, & MBA 540 or equivalent coursework3.0
MBA 691Graduate Capstone ProjectFinal semester3.0

HUMAN RESOURCES CONCENTRATION COURSES

A minimum of 9.00 semester credit hours is required. Students may select any of the following courses.

Course NumberCourse NamePrerequisiteCredit Hours
MBA 611Compensation and Rewards ManagementNone3.0
MBA 636Training and Development in OrganizationsNone3.0
MBA 638Managing Organizational PerformanceNone3.0
MBA 641Business and Labor LawNone3.0


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