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 16 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:

  • Official transcripts showing a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
    • Graduated from the University of Mary? Then we’ll get your Mary transcript for you!
    • At most other schools, you can request transcripts by going to the National Student Clearinghouse or by contacting the registrar’s office. 
    • Have your transcripts sent to:
      Office of Admissions
      University of Mary
      7500 University Drive
      Bismarck, ND 58504
    • Or request to send electronic transcripts to [email protected]
  • Application/enrollment fee - This will be collected at the time you fill out the online application.
  • 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 fee: $30 per credit
  • Parking fee (evening class participants only): $25 per semester

For a full list of fees, visit our Tuition and Fees page.

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