Human Resources Management

Master of Business Administration
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Successful companies know that people are their greatest asset. The MBA Human Resources Management specialization focuses on the interrelationships between employees, leadership, and the business organization in general. You will develop skills to properly create, develop, mediate and maintain these critical connections. In the online MBA in Healthcare Administration program, you will examine labor relations, compensation and rewards, leadership and managing human resources on a global level.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that NCU’s Master of Business Administration/Human Resources Management specialization 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.

Human Resources Management Career GuideView our Human Resources Management Career Guide to learn more about working and advancing in the human resources field, including information on networking, building a solid resume, certifications and continuing education, and national opportunities for HR professionals.

MBA Degree Requirements

The Master of Business Administration requires 30 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree. The MBA program includes 18 credit hours of foundational courses. The foundational courses are taken by all students regardless of their undergraduate degree to form and strengthen fundamental business skills. The next 9 credit hours in the program encapsulate a specialization aligned with a student’s career goals and interests. Elective courses must be appropriate to the student’s degree program.

Completion Period for Master's Degrees

Northcentral University allows 5 years to complete all 30 credit hour master's programs. Normal time to complete varies depending upon course take rate and credits transferred.

See below for specialization courses specific to this program. To learn more, fill out the request information form below or view the course catalog.

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Recruitment and Human Resources Information Systems

This course presents a comprehensive staffing model that identifies all the key components of staffing, external influences, and staffing system management. Major areas covered are the model itself, external influences (economic laws and regulations), staffing strategy and planning, job analysis, measurement, external and internal recruitment, external and internal selection, decision making, the final match, retention and management of the staffing system. Emphasis is placed on staffing strategy and the importance of external selection in securing employees that will become productive members of the organization.


Compensation Issues in Human Resources Management

This course explores four strategic choices in managing compensation: concerns for internal consistency, external competitiveness, employee contributions, and administration. Each of these strategic decisions is examined in terms of the major compensation issues requiring resolution. The examination is made in the context of related theories, research, and state-of-the-art practices that can guide compensation decision making.


Labor Relations

In this course, students will examine the history and development of labor relations, the structure of union organizations, and the process of negotiations and contract administration. The course begins by establishing the present state of the labor movement and models the decision process that can be used to decide whether or not to participate in organizing a union. Also covered are the laws and regulations governing collective bargaining, impasse resolution, and contract administration. Students will conclude the course by examining global issues with regards to unionization and how international labor organization can affect a domestic company and its employees.


Supervisory Concepts and Practices

Through a blend of theory, practice, and skill development, this course explores the supervisory concepts and practices that are used by management in today's business environment. To operate successfully in this changing environment, organizations need supervisors with the managerial skills and creativity to turn uncertainty into opportunity. This course shows how to apply the principles of supervisory management to recognize and take advantage of those opportunities.


Legal Issues in Human Resources Management

This course considers the relationships between employers, employees and independent contractors; policies such as testing at-will; employment and termination; Civil Rights Act compliance; and other regulations such as OSHA and collective bargaining.

The actual cost of a program is determined based upon the program and track the student enters, transfer credits if any, and other unique student factors. Learn more about the NCU’s MBA costs below:

  • Per credit cost: $850
  • Per 3 credit course cost: $2,550
  • Program cost: $25,850-$28-400
  • Average book cost per course: $110
  • Application Fee: $0
  • Learning Management Fee (one-time per program): $350
  • Registration Fee: $0

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*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.

Total program costs reflected are calculated based on standard degree program credits exclusive of the program’s potential evaluation track. The actual cost of a program is determined based upon the program and track the student enters, transfer credits if any, and other unique student factors. For more information: please contact Admissions or refer to the catalog.

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ACBSP Accredited Online MBA Degree Program

ACBSP Accredited

In addition to NCU’s regional accreditation from the WSCUC, our business programs in the School of Business and Technology Management have received programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP promotes continuous improvement and recognizes excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world.