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It’s Your Time


To Make a Difference with an MBA in HR Management


Feliciano’s Online MBA earned recognition from US News as one of the Best Online MBAs in the country. 
#78 overall and #3 in New Jersey

Help Your Organization Optimize its Talent With Montclair State’s Online Human Resources Master’s Degree


Employees may be an organization’s greatest asset, but it takes skilled leadership to tap their full potential. An MBA in Human Resources Management can be a powerful tool for HR leaders seeking the most effective ways to motivate and train their workforces and to hire, retain and promote the best people. Managers who earn a human resources MBA degree demonstrate a commitment to organizational excellence and can help position their company among the area’s or industry’s top places to work. Many HR professionals have made Montclair State University their first choice for a specialized MBA degree. Students who pursue this HR master’s online benefit from a strong foundation in business administration while gaining expertise in applying successful strategies for managing human capital.

Many organizations struggle with high turnover, low morale, unfilled jobs or sub-par productivity. Students in the online MBA in Human Resources Management program at Montclair State take courses that span multiple business disciplines, allowing them to better understand the challenges and unique needs of key departments.

The Montclair State MBA online program is ideal for:


Individuals who want to improve their job opportunities and earning potential

HR professionals who aspire to advance into management positions

Career-changers who want to work in the corporate world in a role that involves talent development and management

HR managers who wish to have greater influence in strategic decision-making

Entrepreneurs and small-business owners who plan to expand their workforce and need to establish a formal HR department

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MBA Learning Outcomes:


All Montclair State MBA programs provide a solid foundation in diverse business areas such as finance , management and IT, which prepares graduates for leadership roles and makes them valued contributors on cross-functional teams. The human resources master’s degree program features a series of specialized courses to help students develop the management and analytical skills they’ll need to solve the organization’s HR challenges.

The HR Management MBA program teaches students:

  • Implement HR best practices to improve organizational performance and efficiency
  • Address individual, group and cultural factors that impact global operations
  • Design, develop and implement talent management strategies to increase organizational effectiveness
  • Collect, analyze and interpret data to support workforce decisions
  • Respond to HR-related legal issues and ensure regulatory compliance
  • Foster positive employee relations and help personnel attain work/life balance

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Online HR Management MBA Program Curriculum


The academic calendar for Montclair State’s online MBA degree program features three semesters (Fall, Spring and Summer), and each semester is divided into two eight-week terms. MBA students are expected to complete 3 credits (one or two classes) per term and will earn their degree within two years. New students may begin their studies at the start of any semester or half-term, which allows a choice of six start dates throughout the year. 

All students enrolled in the MBA in Human Resources Management program must complete 39 credit hours of graduate-level coursework. This includes 30 credits of required core classes and 9 credits of concentration courses specific to the online master of human resource management program.

Required MBA Core Courses

 

Course Name

Credits

Accounting for Business Managers

3

Macroeconomics Analysis and Public Policy

1.5

Managerial Economics

1.5

Corporate Financial Decision Making

1.5

Investments for Managers

1.5

Emerging Trends in Global Markets

1.5

Applied Business Statistics

1.5

Management Science in Business

1.5

Strategic Information Systems

3

Operations and Supply Change Management

1.5

Achieving Competitive Advantage

1.5

Organizational Behavior

1.5

Project Management

1.5

Negotiation in the Workplace

1.5

Managing the Multi-Business Firm

1.5

Applied Marketing Management

1.5

Market Analysis and Customer Insight

1.5

Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility

1.5

Total Core MBA Credits*

30

Electives (choose courses totaling 6 credits†)

Accounting courses such as Accounting Information Systems, Financial Statement Analysis and Forensic Accounting

Business Law courses such as Business Law I, Business Law II and Legal Issues in Forensic Accounting

Economics courses such as Globalization in the Developing World and Independent Study in Economics

Finance courses such as Cross-Borders Investing and Financing, Options Markets and Short-Term Financial Management

Information and Technology courses such as Business Analysis and Enterprise Systems Management

Management courses such as Leadership, Talent Management, Business Communications and Human Resource Analytics

Marketing courses such as Marketing Metrics, Strategic Brand Management and Omni-Channel Retailing

Total Elective Credits: 6

 
 
 

* Students who have not completed prior academic coursework in Accounting, Statistics and/or Finance, and have not earned a grade of B- or higher in those subjects, may be required to successfully complete online foundation modules in these key areas before registering for MBA courses.

Concentration Courses

Course Name

Credits

Strategic Human Resource Management

1.5

Managing Global Workforce

1.5

Talent Management

1.5

Human Resource Analytics

1.5

Contemporary Topics in Human Resource Management

1.5

HR Management Elective (choose one course) – 1.5

Leadership

 

Business Leader Perspective

 

Independent Study in Management

 

Advanced Project Management

 

Selected Topics in Management

 

International Strategic Management

 

Hospitality Management

 

Human Resource Management Concentration Credits – 9

Explore the Advantages of a Montclair State MBA


Montclair State’s Feliciano School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, which is the world’s largest and longest-serving accrediting organization for business schools. Less than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned AACSB accreditation. Among all AACSB-accredited schools in New Jersey, the Feliciano School of Business offers the most affordable online MBA programs in the state.

All core MBA and HR management classes are delivered via Canvas, an online learning management system, which hosts course materials and activities, tests/assessments, and communication tools to engage and collaborate with faculty and classmates. Self-paced classes allow students to complete weekly lessons and assignments on their own schedule.

Graduates will receive a respected degree from a university with a distinguished history dating back to 1908. There is no distinction between campus-based and internet-based MBA programs; Montclair State makes no mention of “online” on the diploma or transcripts. 

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Encouraging Success


Our Student Success Coaches are there to support you throughout your entire master’s experience. From the moment you enroll to the moment you graduate, they provide personalized support to help you stay on track. 

They bridge the gap in your online education. 

Your student success coach will help you connect with instructors, find resources and ensure that you are guided through the entire experience. They personalize their level of support to your needs. If you’re struggling in a class, they will connect you with the proper professors and resources to turn things around. If you need help with planning your schedule to ensure timely graduation, they will work with you and your schedule to figure out what courses to take and when. No matter what you are going through, they can help. 

Your student success coaches participate in rigorous training on how best to support working adult students. Many have also been online students so they have a unique understanding of your experience. Their experience combined with their expertise and knowledge of Montclair State University and our programs will ensure that they can help you achieve your goals. 

International Student Requirements

At Montclair State University, we welcome students from all around the globe and believe that having different cultures, backgrounds and experiences enhances the learning environment. 

Requirements for domestic students: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • GMAT/GRE completion**
  • Application and official college transcripts required
  • Personal essay
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • $138 fee

Requirements for international students: 

  • Transcripts: Applicants with a non-US degree must submit a course-by-course evaluation that includes U.S. bachelor’s degree equivalency information for their coursework. This must be completed by an accredited agency. For more information on this requirement visit our international applicant page
  • English Proficiency: Applicants who earned their undergraduate degree from an institution where English is not the official instructional language must submit proof of English proficiency
  • Visa: To apply for an F-1 or J-1 visa or to transfer your existing F-1/J-1 record, you are required to apply for a Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 first

For more information and requirements for international students, visit our international applicant page.

**See admission and tuition page for more information

Career Advancement

Earning an MBA is almost ensuring career transformation. The median starting salary for new MBA hires is $40,000 more than having an undergraduate business degree by itself and it is nearly $10,000 more than any other business school master’s degree. Whether you are attempting to change your career or advance it, a project management MBA from Montclair State University is a difference maker. You can qualify for a vast array of careers including, but not limited to, consultant, HR manager and training and development manager.

Human Resources Manager
  • Projected growth (2019-2029) – 6%
  • Average Salary (2019) – $116,720 annual
  • Hourly rate – $56.11 hourly
  • Important qualities/skills – Active Listening, Management of Personnel Resources, Speaking, Judgment and Decision Making, Reading Comprehension
  • Percent with master’s degree – 9%
  • Human Resources Manager Career Profile on Onetonline
Training and Development Manager
  • Projected growth (2019-2029) – 7%
  • Average Salary (2019) – $113,350 annual
  • Hourly rate – $54.50 hourly
  • Important qualities/skills – Learning Strategies, Instructing, Active Listening, Coordination, Reading Comprehension
  • Percent with master’s degree – 19%
  • Training & Development Manager Career Profile on Onetonline

Human Resources Manager

  • Projected growth (2019-2029) – 6%
  • Average Salary (2019) – $116,720 annual
  • Hourly rate – $56.11 hourly
  • Important qualities/skills – Active Listening, Management of Personnel Resources, Speaking, Judgment and Decision Making, Reading Comprehension.
  • Percent with master’s degree – 9%
  • Human Resources Manager Career Profile on Onetonline.

Training and Development Manager

  • Projected growth (2019-2029) – 7%
  • Average Salary (2019) – $113,350 annual
  • Hourly rate – $54.50 hourly
  • Important qualities/skills – Learning Strategies, Instructing, Active Listening, Coordination, Reading Comprehension.
  • Percent with master’s degree – 19%
  • Training & Development Manager Career Profile on Onetonline.

Frequently Asked Questions


How long will it take to complete an HR Management MBA from Montclair State University?

On average, it takes students 2 years to complete an MBA from Montclair State University.

What can you do with an MBA in HR management?

An MBA in HR management opens the doors to a number of different fields and careers. Some graduates choose to take on consulting roles while others work as HR managers or training and development managers for a wide variety of companies.

Where can you work with a HR management MBA?

With an HR management MBA, you can work for large corporatitions or small businesses. If you are interested in sports, consider working towards an HR position in a sports organization. If you are more interested in finance or accounting, consider working towards a a position in a large firm. Every industry needs HR managers, so the possibilities are endless.

Will a HR management MBA prepare non-business undergraduates for a business career?

Absolutely. An HR management MBA from Montclair State University ensures that our graduates are fully prepared to enter into or advance within the business world no matter their undergraduate degree.

How much does an MBA in HR Management from Montclair State University cost?

For the most up to date tuition cost, visit our Admission & Tuition page.

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Contact Information


Toby Burris
Montclair State University
Student Recruitment Manager

973-655-6015
onlinemba@mail.montclair.edu

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