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Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Human Resources Online

Transform yourself into an essential leader with the 100% online MBA with a Concentration in Human Resources program from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Master effective strategies and practical applications that align employees and executives with organizational goals.


Discover the versatility and value of the online MBA in Human Resources

Focused on real-life application of proven theories, the online MBA with a concentration in Human Resources at UW-Parkside prepares you with the acumen and confidence to address the critical, emerging issues and challenges that face human resources professionals today. Offering academic excellence at an outstanding value, this AACSB-accredited program is one of the most affordable MBA programs in the region.

$18,000 Total Tuition

As few as 12 months Duration

30 Credit Hours

Today's business environment is rapidly changing, globally competitive, and increasingly diverse and multicultural. Creating a cohesive workforce with the right mix of talent and experience is often a company's biggest challenge. In this top-tier MBA in Human Resources, you will learn how to partner strategically with all levels of managers and employees in both large and small organizations to solve corporate problems and achieve business goals.

Learn how to identify and attract candidates with strong potential, then assist them with their professional development, using effective training programs and strategic performance evaluation processes. Through in-depth, specialized courses, you will develop a thorough understanding of the full scope of human resources, including strategic performance, training, benefits and compliance.

This high-quality master's in human resource combines a broad-based business curriculum with concentration courses, empowering you to understand the needs of all core business functions and communicate effectively with the full scope of employees from C-suite executives to front-line workers. With a strong emphasis on real-world relevancy and collaboration, courses are taught by supportive faculty who are both academics and business practitioners. Many are SHRM-certified and partner with local SHRM chapters to ensure course work remains current and reflects emerging trends in the field. Online courses are available 24/7, and a low student/teacher ratio promotes personalized learning and responsive attention from professors.

This versatile MBA online program prepares you for a wide range of human resources roles in both the public and private sectors, and you can tailor your degree to your personal interests by choosing from several electives. Seven-week courses enable you to study on your schedule, progress through the program quickly, and immediately apply new knowledge to your current position. Pay-by-the-course tuition makes it easy to budget both your time and your money. With 100% online course work, the UW-Parkside MBA in Human Resources offers working professionals a flexible, affordable way to advance in their careers.

In this online MBA program, you will learn:

  • An analytical approach to developing solutions for challenging business issues
  • The impact of both domestic and global environments on a firm's operations
  • Advanced leadership skills and strategy formulation
  • Awareness of the issues of working within a competitive global marketplace, and development of corresponding strategies

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AACSB Accredited MBA Program
Department of Business programs in the College of Business, Economics, and Computing at UW-Parkside are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).


Benefit from a high-quality, low-cost MBA

Tuition for the MBA with a Concentration in Human Resources online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

$600 Per Credit Hour

$1,200 Per 2 Credit Hour Course

$18,000 Total Tuition

If you are applying for financial aid, please use School Code 005015. For further information, please contact our financial aid office at 262-595-2574 or [email protected].



Choose the next start date and finish sooner

The MBA with a Concentration in Human Resources online program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that best suits your goals.

Term Session First Class Day Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Class Day
Fall 2021 071 09/13/2021 08/23/2021 08/30/2021 09/07/2021 09/12/2021 10/29/2021
072 11/01/2021 10/11/2021 10/18/2021 10/26/2021 10/31/2021 12/17/2021
Spring 2022 071 01/31/2022 01/10/2022 01/17/2022 01/25/2022 01/30/2022 03/18/2022
072 03/28/2022 03/07/2022 03/14/2022 03/22/2022 03/27/2022 05/13/2022
Summer 2022 071 05/23/2022 05/02/2022 05/09/2022 05/17/2022 05/22/2022 07/08/2022
072 07/11/2022 06/20/2022 06/27/2022 07/05/2022 07/10/2022 08/26/2022


Gather these admission materials for the online MBA in HR

For unconditional admission into the MBA in Human Resources online program, you must hold a bachelor's degree and provide transcripts from all institutions previously attended as well as meet the requirements below.

MBA online admission requirements (based on undergraduate GPA)

  • 2.75 and above. Applicants must have transcripts sent directly to UW-Parkside from all previous institutions attended. No GMAT will be required.
  • 2.5 to 2.749–In addition to transcripts, applicants must submit a resume verifying a minimum of three years of managerial- and/or professional-level experience. Without the required work experience, applicants are required to submit two recommendations. No GMAT will be required.
  • 2.33 to 2.49–In addition to transcripts, applicants must submit a resume verifying a minimum of three years of managerial- and/or professional-level experience, and two recommendations. No GMAT will be required.

Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended, regardless if they appear on the degree awarding transcript or not, should be mailed directly from the institution(s) to UW-Parkside at this address:

Admissions Office
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53144

Official transcripts sent directly from issuing institution(s) are also accepted electronically by selecting UW-Parkside as the receiving institution and/or providing [email protected] as the email address.

A non-refundable application fee of $56.

Applicants are also strongly encouraged to email a copy of their current resume at the time of application to [email protected].

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Explore the topics you'll study in the online MBA in HR courses

The MBA in Human Resources online curriculum is comprised of 30 credit hours, including 24 credit hours of MBA core courses and six credit hours of electives. Applicants may be granted a waiver of one or both of the required foundation courses (MBA 502: Finance & Accounting and MBA 512: Statistics & Economics) based on a review of the applicant's official transcripts.

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Applicants may be granted a waiver of one or both of the required foundation courses (MBA 502: Finance & Accounting and MBA 512: Statistics & Economics) based on a review of the applicant's official transcripts.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Introduces financial and managerial accounting principles and tools used in managing businesses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Introduces descriptive statistics, probability and expectations, theoretical distributions, sampling distributions, estimations, and hypothesis testing. Focuses on three major macroeconomics variables (GDP, inflation, and unemployment) and analysis of both fiscal and monetary policies.

You must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Focuses on challenges and opportunities associated with being an effective, creative and innovative manager in the increasingly complex, disruptive, and competitive workplace.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Delves into the role of accounting in the successful management of business enterprises; identification of relevant cost and revenue information for managerial decisions; application of analytical reasoning and formal models to various business problems.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Reinforces and explores in detail the concepts and techniques of modern operations management. Uses case studies, simulation, and real life business issues to examine new and emerging trends.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Explores the basics of project planning and control, PERT/CRM, work breakdown structures, cost control, matrix organization, resources scheduling and leveling, and outsourcing. Introduces project management software.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Introduces various technologies for business decision making. Includes decision support systems, technologies for achieving operational excellence, enterprise systems, customer relationship management systems, business intelligence systems, data mining, and strategic decision making based on data and forecasting.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Examines the theory and practice of corporate finance; fundamental ideas such as the time value of money and its role in valuation. Applies techniques to major decision areas that face financial managers.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Examines traditional theories and contemporary managerial perspectives to optimize organizational effectiveness. Includes leadership, motivation and performance, decision making and empowerment, organization climate, culture and change, individual human processes, and overall global management.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Focuses on the demands of organizational leadership. Examines theories, strategies, and approaches to leadership including the effect of globalization and the role of ethics on leadership.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Focuses on managing and coordinating diverse workers across national boundaries using case studies and current managerial dilemmas in different cultures.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Utilizes case studies to hone analytical and decision making skills for marketing. Focuses on the various kinds of problems in marketing that the modern decision maker must resolve.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Provides advanced learning experience in competitive decision making through the use of an online business simulation.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Focuses on strategic management as an essential function for all types of organizations and firms. Emphasizes advanced strategic management concepts, particularly business-level and corporate-level strategy formulation, implementation, and control.

You must take three of the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Explores strategic use of compensation and benefits to attract, retain and motivate qualified employees. Covers theories underlying effective compensation and benefits systems design including internal alignment, external competitiveness and pay-for-performance.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Examines human resource management systems to create and sustain competitive advantage; emphasizes an integrative framework that requires linkage between, as well as consistency among, functional HR activities and their alignment with and reinforcement of the organization’s competitive strategy.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Explores planning for recruiting, selecting and retaining an organization's labor force in context of the staffing environment (e.g., EEO laws and regulations, the economy and labor markets) using necessary tools such as statistical measurement.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Examines performance management methods and applicable motivation theories that managers can apply to encourage employees to support the strategic objectives of the organization in different business environments.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 2

Strategic development of the skillset of employees for an organization’s competitive advantage, including training needs assessment, program design, implementation of training programs and training evaluations.


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