Master of Business Administration with Human Resources Concentration

The online Master of Business Administration with Human Resources Concentration allows students to look into and experience the field of Human Resources. The courses will have a heavy focus on the study and application of human resource principles. Students will explore areas of study that include employee relations, compensation and benefits, and look at current issues in the field.  Students who desire to pursue a MBA may already know the field they intend to work in, and will benefit from the opportunity to add a concentration to the core MBA.

Master of Business Administration students develop the above qualities through an intense program that both advocates high academic standards and validates the Christian values to which the University, the School of Business Administration, and each faculty member are totally committed.

MBA program classes are offered in manageable, eight week "terms." Project Team activities within each course enhance the learning process and the development of problem-solving skills, while forming the essential quality of teamwork.

Additionally, the Master of Business Administration with an HR concentration at Belhaven University fully aligns with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. As 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, these were developed to specify the minimum Human Resource content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Belhaven is one of only 355 educational institutions in the world to be acknowledged by SHRM.


Curriculum Summary

MBA Online with Human Resources Concentration - Total Hours 42

Course # Course Name Credits
MBA601 Introduction to Graduate Education 3
MBA624 Ethical Problems in Business 3
MBA640 Organizational Behavior 3
MBA612 Business Principles I 3
MBA613 Business Principles II 3
MBA658 Managerial Economics 3
MBA646 The Legal Environment of Business 3
MBA664 Marketing Management 3
MBA643 Financial Analysis 3
MBA680 Quantitative Decision Making 3
MBA687 Strategic Planning 3
Total Core 33

Electives: Choose 3 of the following:

Course Number Course Name Credits
MSL660 Current Issues in Human Resources 3
MSL661 HR Employee Relations 3
MSL662 HR Compensation and Benefits 3
MSL663 Issues and Innovations in Human Resources 3
Total Electives 9

Admission Information

  • Up to 6 hours of accredited graduate work may be transferred if a B or better has been earned in each course. A 2.8 cumulative GPA from undergraduate work is required for admission or 9 hours of graduate work with a B in each course.
  • Transcript must show successful completion (with a grade of C or better) of college algebra or a higher mathematics course.
  • Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the M.B.A. program, may be admitted on a conditional basis. The student should submit an essay and 2 letters of recommendation for review by the program committee. Students admitted on a conditional basis to the M.B.A. program must earn a 3.00 grade point average in the first six semester hours of graduate work to continue in the program.