Master of Business Administration with Human Resources Concentration

The 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. Note, these concentrations are only available online.

The Master of Business Administration program at Belhaven University is truly a blend of the sophisticated academic world, the practical and technologically dependent career world, and the eternal world of Christian faith. Its enabling thrust is to develop in its students that rare level of discernment that is so much in demand, both globally and locally, and to give leadership and direction to many in the secular world who lack an ethical foundation from which to operate.

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 331 educational institutions in the world to be acknowledged by SHRM.

The above qualities can best be developed in the M.B.A. students through an intense program of both the appropriate academics advocated and the verity of validating values to which the College, the Division of Business Administration, and each faculty member are totally committed.

Classes are offered one night per week. The format is a concentrated continuous approach. Students are required to participate in periodic learning team activities which are designed to enhance the learning process and the development of problem-solving skills. See the Objectives of the Master of Business Administration Program.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS COURSE SCHEDULE

Curriculum Summary

MBA with Human Resources Concentration - Total Hours 42

Course Number Course Name Credits
MSL601 Introduction to Graduate Education 3
MBA612 Business Foundations I 3
MBA613 Business Foundations II 3
MBA624 Ethical Problems in Business 3
MBA640 Organizational Behavior 3
MBA643 Financial Analysis 3
MBA646 The Legal Environment of Business 3
MBA658 Managerial Economics 3
MBA664 Marketing Management 3
MBA680 Quantitative Decision Making 3
MBA687 Strategic Planning 3
Total Core 33
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

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 or a 2.8 GPA in the last 60 hours from undergraduate work is required for admission or 9 hours of graduate work with a B in each course. REQUIRED: Completion (with grade of a "C" or better) of College algebra or higher mathematics course.
Students applying to the Master of Business Administration degree program must also submit the following:

  • A professional resume which demonstrates a minimum of 2 years of significant full-time work experience.
  • Two completed recommendation forms (one being from a current or former supervisor), if requested.

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