Foster an Effective Workplace With a Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management
With a human resources MBA, you can prepare to impact private and public sectors and be better equipped to meet the challenges and demands of a fast-paced work environment. By pursuing an MBA in human resources management at Liberty, you will study under professors who have advanced degrees and are dedicated to your success. Prepare to strengthen your organization or begin a new career in HR management with our MBA in human resources degree.
As you search for an MBA in human resource management, we understand that quality is a priority. That is why our MBA faculty have terminal degrees and our classes are designed around cutting-edge research and methods within the field. As you manage and develop company culture, your professors will challenge and seek to develop your understanding so that you can be better equipped to succeed in the field.
Our campus in Lynchburg, Va., is home to our School of Business housed in a 3-story, 78,000-square-foot building that opened its doors in Fall 2019. The School of Business provides you with an environment full of the latest technology to help prepare you for your future in the business world. Among its many features is the stock market trading room outfitted with a live stock ticker and Bloomberg terminals that allow you to make real-time trades with Wall Street companies.
Among only 3% of business schools worldwide to receive ACBSP accreditation
At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among Niche.com’s Top 5 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.
Why Choose Liberty’s Human Resources Master’s Program?
Choose an MBA program in human resources that is known for getting results:
- Our residential MBA faculty have advanced degrees.
- Our graduates work for the “Big Four” accounting firms: Deloitte, Ernst & Young (EY), PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG).
- Liberty graduates have also gone on to work for companies like Apple and Google.
Our human resources track can help equip you with the specific skill set that employers are looking for in leadership. An MBA in human resource management can help provide the skills you need to navigate dynamic workplace environments. Taught by a faculty of seasoned industry professionals from a Christian worldview, Liberty’s MBA in Human Resources can help equip you to conquer the challenges of HR management with integrity.
What Will You Learn in Our HR Management Degree?
In Liberty’s MBA in Human Resources degree, you will study vital competencies in staff management, workforce planning, hiring processes, and conflict resolution. Your professors are experts in their field and will give you essential context to apply these skills to real-world challenges. Learn how to manage compensation, create strong company communication, and develop systems to train both new hires and seasoned team members.
You will also study vital business concepts in finance, business law, market research, organizational design, global economics, and operations management. The blend of courses that we offer allows you to form connections between different areas of business administration and human resources. This can help make you a valuable asset to your company or organization and provide the flexibility you need to conquer the ever-changing challenges of the business world.
View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information!
BUSI 643 – Workforce Planning and Employment
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- The changing nature of the labor market, including conceptual, operational, and legal aspects
- The legal, ethical, and economic factors affecting recruitment, selection, placement, and appraisal of employees
- How to synthesize theory with praxis and evaluate the effectiveness of an organization’s workforce planning and utilization strategies
- Strategic organizational considerations and decision-making skills related to the staffing process
BUSI 644 – Human Resources Development
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- The design, implementation, and management of employee orientation, training, and career development programs
- The concepts, processes, and philosophies of training and development is presented in this course
- Current trends and research related to the various aspects of the human resource development function
- The history and future of HRD, strategies, methods, materials, and measurement of training programs as well as apply the processes involved in designing, developing, and implementing appropriate and effective training programs
BUSI 645 – Compensation Management
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- The critical issues related to the strategic management of the organization’s compensation and benefits
- The components and strategic analysis of compensation systems, bases for pay, designing compensation systems, legally required and discretionary employee benefits, and contemporary strategic compensation challenges
- The design, development, and implementation of compensation strategies that achieve value-added results
BUSI 650 – Operations Management
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- The issues confronting operations managers and tools to deal with these issues in order to gain competitive advantage through operations
- The management of a firm’s operations
MBA in Human Resources Degree Information
Career Opportunities for Human Resources MBA Degree Graduates
If you are looking for a career in human resources, our MBA in Human Resources is an excellent step toward a career in HR. Whether you are seeking to become a workforce manager and manage the utilization of employees or optimize a system for training and new hires, Liberty University seeks to partner with you so you can achieve your goals.
With our MBA in HR, you can become better equipped to work in a field with a higher-than-average (10%) job growth rate.* Some careers you may be interested in pursuing are:
- College instructor
- Corporate development associate
- Entrepreneur/business owner
- Human resource manager
- Product manager
- Workforce manager
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, at Human Resource Specialists (viewed online February 21, 2022). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.
Highlights of Our Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Degree
- We tailor our graduate business degrees for the working professions. Take evening classes, 1-week intensives, and online courses to make your degree better fit your busy schedule.
- Our School of Business is among only 3% of business schools worldwide to earn Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
- Our 78,000-square-foot School of Business provides you with:
- Get involved with our business-related student organizations and honor societies.
- Our 3+1 Accelerated Business Program lets you earn your bachelor’s and master’s in just 4 years!
Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees
Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission:
- Admission application
- Official bachelor’s degree transcripts with a 3.0 GPA or higher
- At least 15 hours of upper level (300-400 level) undergraduate coursework in business or our BMAL 590 course with a graduate GPA of 3.0
Self-certification form (for students who are in the final term of their bachelor’s degree)
- Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a degree completion application through their ASIST account