MBA in Human Resource Management

Award-winning MBAs with 15 different concentrations to focus your skill.



Students come to Concordia University Online to get the marketable skills that will follow them throughout their HR career, and to learn essential practices that apply directly to the day-to-day. Our program also teaches alternative dispute strategies, risk management strategies, and in-depth labor law practices.

Here, you’ll receive the benefit of worldwide practitioner instructors, individualized programs that start at your convenience, and unique perspectives from a diverse MBA student body, 40 percent of which are international learners.

The Concordia School of Business does not require graduate students to take a GMAT, GRE or write a thesis, as part of their admission process. Instead a Capstone Course is required at the end of your program to prove your skill level.

Our Human Resource Management program was named among the most affordable programs of its kind in the U.S.



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Goals / Objectives

  • Knowledge of the parameters of the law concerning occupational fraud, such as skimming, cash larceny, check fraud, register schemes, and misappropriation
  • In-depth understanding of annuities, types of health and life coverages, employee benefits, unemployment, and disability
  • Experience with the tools of insurance and risk management such as property, life, health, and liability
  • Ability to design and implement employee compensation strategies
  • Practical knowledge of conflict and dispute resolutions with minimal cost and adversarial impact
  • Understanding of strategies for successful self-management, team building, and delegation

Career Outlook

  • Human Resources Department Manager
  • Director of Recruitment
  • Risk Manager
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Human Resources Consultant
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager

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Human Resource Management

Choose 15 Credits: (Choose either MBA 922 or MBA 927)

Fraud Management (MBA 876) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Fraud Management is designed to provide students with a basis understanding of the principles of occupational fraud, emphasizing circumstances with which any management team may ultimately be confronted . The course covers fraud in the areas of skimming, cash larceny, check fraud, register schemes, and misappropriation of cash and assets. A brief overview of corruption and interviewing of employees when a fraud is suspected is also included.
Compensation and Benefits (MBA 900) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Compensation and Benefits studies the design and implementation of strategic-based compensation systems for organizational excellence. Topics include: business strategy and the compensation system; motivation and compensation philosophies; compensation planning and design; base, carriable, and indirect pay processes; market pricing; total compensation strategies and practices, and pay system management issues and processes.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (MBA 905) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Alternative Dispute Resolution focuses on the practices and policies which are intended to manage and resolve disagreements with minimal cost and adversarial impact. Conciliation, meditation and arbitration are explored in both mandatory and voluntary settings. The application to disputes in business contexts is emphasized.
Labor and Employment Law (MBA 915) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Labor and Employment Law studies the management and administration issues related to group and individual performances and their effective contribution to the organizational objectives. Strategies for successful self-management, team building, and delegation will be emphasized.
Risk Management and Insurance (MBA 922) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Risk Management and Insurance is an introduction to the tools of insurance and risk management . Property, life, health, and liability insurance will be discussed.
Corp. Risk Management: Theory and Application–ARM 54 Certificate (MBA 627/927) - Credits: 3
No course description at this time.
Public Human Resource Administration (MPA 568/868) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Public Human Resource Administration examines the issues surrounding the employment and the managing of human resources in the public sector.
Health, Life, Business and Social Insurance (MBA 924) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Health, Life and Social Insurance investigates annuities, types of health and life coverages, employee benefits, and unemployment, disability, and old-age insurance.
Internship (MBA 545/845) - Credits: 3

Course Description

The Internship experience is meant to give students a real world perspective in a business related area, while working toward completion of the MBA degree. An Internship can be taken by any student in any concentration. Curricular emphasis is placed on student use of learned skills and exposure to hands-on business techniques. Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of clock time at their internship site. This is a 3 credit course.

MBA Core Curriculum

Managerial Economics (MBA 800) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Managerial Economics provides a clear and balanced presentation of relevant economic theories and instruments. The focus of this course will be on the application of these relevant theories and the tools of analysis of decision-making science to examine how a firm makes optimal managerial decisions in the face of the constraints it faces. It will teach students how to deal with the nature of the firm, and how and why it is organized the way it is, in order to make students better, more efficient and more highly rewarded executives. The course should be thought of as applied economics, emphasizing those topics of the greatest interest and importance to managers. These topics include demand, production, cost, pricing, market structure and government regulations. A strong grasp of the principles that govern economic behavior is an important managerial asset. Students will learn how to apply these principles in appropriate situations. Undergraduate economics prerequisite required.
Ethics and Organizational Leadership (MBA 503/803) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course studies contemporary business issues facing managers. Emphasis will be on developing theoretical skills for analyzing ethical issues and competing claims, and formulating well–grounded policies. A special emphasis on organizations and their attendant process is designed to increase ones leadership skills and effectiveness.
Applied Statistical Methods (MBA 510/810) - Credits: 3
No course description at this time.
Business Foundations for Administrative Professions (MBA 513/813) - Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is suggested for incoming students that need to fulfill MBA core prerequisite requirements; however, it can be taken by any student as a refresher of business administrative practices. This course provides the integration of management, marketing, statistics, economics, finance, and accounting concepts essential to the management and administration in organizations. Students will synthesize knowledge of theories and application that will serve as a basis for developing effective roles as administrators. Fulfills all core prerequisite requirements. 3 credits.
Corporate Finance (MBA 530/830) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Corporate Finance studies the function of finance and the flow of funds within the corporation. This course emphasizes financial analysis, decision-making, planning and controlling, capital acquisition and use, and strategic planning. Prerequisite: undergraduate finance or equivalent. Undergraduate finance prerequisite required.
Accounting: Financial Analysis for Decision Making (MBA 540/840) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Accounting: Financial Analysis for Decision Making is the study of the interpretation and use of Accounting reports in decision making. Topics covered include financial statements, forecasting of financial performance/budgeting, cost-profit relationships, break-even analysis, and management planning and control. Undergraduate accounting prerequisite required.
Management Science and Analytics (MBA 569/869) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Management Science and Analytics introduces techniques and methods used in business management to analyze and solve business problems. The course will also explore the reasoning behind the use of management science techniques. We will explore various practices from the field of management science that can be applied in spreadsheet models to help in the decision-analysis and decision making process. The course will also present techniques to assist managers with planning, organizing, leading and controlling projects.
Issues in Human Resources Management (MBA 610/910) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Human Resources Management is a study of the management and administrative issues related to group and individual performances and their effective contribution to the organizational objectives . Strategies for successful self-management, team building and delegation will be emphasized.
Strategic Management (MBA 590/890) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Capstone: Taken Last. Strategic Management incorporates utilization of a textbook, Capstone Foundation simulation, and other resources such as Internet and workplace materials. Undergraduate marketing prerequisite required.

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