Gain the leadership skills you need to rise to a leadership position in human resources by earning an evening or online MS in Business with a Human Resource Management specialization.

A strong human resource department is fundamental to good business. Our Master of Science in Business with a specialization in Human Resource Management provides advanced business know-how and leadership skills you can use to make an HR department successful. Take your career further.

At a Glance

$113,000
Average salary for human resource managers

Program Length

As little as 15 months

Format

  • Online
  • Evening courses at our locations in Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks AFB, ND; Watford City, ND; Billings, MT; and Fort Riley, KS

Tuition per Credit

$520

Is This the Degree For Me?

Who It’s For

  • Human Resource Assistants/Associates
  • Business Managers
  • All other business professionals seeking to advance into the managerial side of human resources

Career Paths

  • Human Resource Manager
  • VP of Human Resources
  • Productivity Specialist
  • HR Consultant
  • Personnel Development Specialist
  • Employee Engagement Specialist

What You’ll Learn

In our MS in Business with a Human Resource Management specialization, you will gain advanced business leadership skills and undertake an in-depth examination of human resource concepts and practices. When you graduate, you will be prepared to:

  • Apply advanced management strategies to improve employee productivity and business results.
  • Formulate innovative human resource management solutions which align with an organization’s strategic goals.
  • Propose practices and policies which integrate various human resource management issues in a manner to aid an organization in the attainment of competitive advantage.
  • Evaluate the contemporary global business environment in an integrated manner to propose business solutions.
  • Demonstrate professional business communication.
  • Interpret results from multiple business support tools to inform decision making.
  • Take on leadership roles within your organization.

Accreditations

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    IACBE

    The Gary Tharaldson School of Business at the University of Mary 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.

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Program Details

Your first step is to apply for candidacy by submitting the application for admission. Candidacy means you are on your way to completing the admissions process! You will need to be accepted into your program before you can enroll in classes.

Upon receiving candidacy, you will need to submit the following to be considered for admissions into a graduate program: 

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Official transcripts -  Your official transcripts and any test scores that may be required by your program to be sent to the university. Attended the University of Mary before? Then we’ll get your transcripts for you! At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office. You can send transcripts to:
    Office of Admissions
    University of Mary
    7500 University Drive
    Bismarck, ND 58504
  • Application/enrollment fee - This will be collected at the time you fill out the online application.

For a list of courses for this program, visit the catalog.

  • Online
  • Evening courses at our locations in Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks AFB, ND; Watford City, ND; Billings, MT; and Fort Riley, KS
  • Tuition: $520/credit
  • Application fee: $45
  • Technology/Safety fee: $35 per credit
  • Parking fee (evening class participants only): $25 per semester

Get Started Today

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