Make a difference in business : MBA in Human Resource Management 

You can learn to build effective teams with a master’s in human resources. You will build skills for developing and managing not just your team, but an entire workforce. You will prepare for in-demand leadership roles across industries that involve attracting, motivating and retaining top talent in today’s global economy.

The MBA in Human Resource Management program’s emphasis is on not only business profitability, but also social responsibility. The curriculum weaves concepts of ethics and social responsibility into every course.

You will gain core business leadership skills as well as an understanding of issues taking center stage in the HR world, such as diversity and inclusion, regulations, health and safety, and the importance of respect and dignity in the workplace.

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Credits required: 

36 credits

Cost per credit: 


Time to degree: 

As few as 24 months


On campus or online

Human resources master’s degree curriculum

You will complete a core curriculum that covers both the hard and soft skills needed for both management and executive roles across industries and organizations. Human Resources Management concentration courses include Strategic Human Resource Management, Employment Law and Capstone Experience.

Quick facts

  • Take courses on campus or online
  • Gain practical, hands-on learning experiences
  • Apply via simplified admission, with no GRE or GMAT required to apply

Alternate degree completion options

Online Degree

Gain the knowledge you need at your convenience with our online degree option. When applying, indicate your interest in the online option.

Career opportunities for human resource managers

With the complex and ever-changing nature of workforce regulations across industries, human resource management is a field that applies to nearly every kind of organization. Graduates can work as human resources advisors and directors and employee relations managers.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 6% growth in this occupation from 2019 to 2029. As new companies form and organizations expand their operations, they will need human resources managers to administer and monitor their programs and to ensure that firms adhere to changing employment laws. 

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The College of Arts and Sciences Department of Business Management, Accounting, and Ethics at Carlow University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

For a list of accredited programs and retention information, see Accreditations.

Admission requirements and application process

You can apply for free online, and must submit the following materials:

  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended
  • Personal essay that describes your academic objectives
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation that address your leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level work



Start terms:

Fall, Spring & Summer

An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however, provisional admission is also possible if you do not meet all of the admission criteria but exhibit a strong possibility of academic success.


Contact Admissions

If you are interested in this graduate program, our Admissions team is available to help you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit or attending an upcoming event.

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