Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Online

Prepare for leadership roles in human resources with the knowledge and skills that will position you to be an asset in any organization.

Program Overview


A snapshot of Pitt State’s online MBA in Human Resources

$11,250* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

This 100% online MBA in Human Resources program can improve your professional opportunities, develop your HR expertise and hone your organizational leadership skills that prepare you to contribute to human resource management in almost any organization.

In the online Master of Business Administration in Human Resources from Pittsburg State University, you will expand your Human Resource content expertise in areas such as employee development and education, improved use of organizational resources, and performance analysis.

This accredited MBA program is designed to build on foundational business administration topics while also introducing more complex theories and methods to provide you the skills to take on a more active leadership role. Coursework addresses decision-making skills and how to effectively implement policies to improve the resources and effectiveness of the entire organization.

This online program emphasizes broad preparation in the competencies required of business executives. Coursework includes quantitative business analysis, financial and marketing strategy, leadership management, and practical experience with case methods and simulations. Pitt State students are well-prepared for the job market—the placement rate for Pitt State graduates is approaching 90%.

In this AACSB-accredited online MBA program, you will:

  • Understand theories, principles, functions and roles associated with employee development, education and performance
  • Learn to plan strategic interventions intended to improve the resources and effectiveness of the entire organization
  • Gain foundational knowledge on how to implement management-control systems
  • Understand financial strategy, such as financial planning, capital budgeting and cost of capital
  • Learn to confidently perform marketing analysis and planning
  • Complete an experiential exercise in leadership and team-building
  • Understand theories, principles, functions and roles associated with employee development, education and performance
  • Learn to plan strategic interventions intended to improve the resources and effectiveness of the entire organization
  • Gain foundational knowledge on how to implement management-control systems
  • Understand financial strategy, such as financial planning, capital budgeting and cost of capital
  • Learn to confidently perform marketing analysis and planning
  • Complete an experiential exercise in leadership and team-building

Potential career opportunities for graduates include:

  • HR generalist
  • senior manager
  • VP of operations
  • HR director
  • managerial positions that oversee training and development or compensation and benefits
  • HR generalist
  • senior manager
  • VP of operations
  • HR director
  • managerial positions that oversee training and development or compensation and benefits

Accreditation

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The Gladys A. Kelce College of Business at Pittsburg State University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

$11,250* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
30 Credit Hours

Accreditation

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The Gladys A. Kelce College of Business at Pittsburg State University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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Tuition


Find out how and when to pay tuition

Pittsburg State University offers affordable tuition prices. Tuition for the MBA online degree program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.

*Pittsburg State University's tuition rates and fees are reviewed annually by the Kansas Board of Regents and subject to change prior to each new academic year.

Tuition breakdown:

$11,250* Total Tuition
$375 Per Credit Hour

Tuition breakdown:

$11,250* Total Tuition
$375 Per Credit Hour

Calendar


Important dates for our students

This MBA program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year. Get started at PSU—choose the date that works for you.

Please note that all tuition payments are due at 8:00am on the day of the Tuition Deadline.

Now enrolling:

2/28/22 Apply Date
3/14/22 Class Starts
TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Spring 11/18/221/3/221/10/221/12/221/14/223/4/22
Spring 23/14/222/28/223/7/223/9/223/11/224/29/22
Summer6/6/225/23/225/30/226/1/226/3/227/22/22
Fall 18/22/228/8/228/15/228/17/228/19/2210/7/22
Fall 210/17/2210/3/2210/10/2210/12/2210/14/2212/2/22
Spring 11/17/231/2/231/9/231/11/231/13/233/3/23
Spring 23/13/232/27/233/6/233/8/233/10/234/28/23
Summer6/5/235/22/235/29/235/31/236/2/237/21/23
Fall 18/21/238/7/238/14/238/16/238/18/2310/6/23
Fall 210/16/2310/2/2310/9/2310/11/2310/13/2312/1/23

Now enrolling:

2/28/22 Apply Date
3/14/22 Class Starts

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Admissions


Read the details of our admissions criteria

The admission process is the first step toward changing your life. Please review the requirements for entering the MBA in Human Resources online program at Pittsburg State University.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • No GMAT
  • Resume**

Admission Requirements:

The following criteria are used for admission to the MBA online program:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or an earned master's or higher professional degree
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • No GMAT
  • Resume that demonstrates a minimum of 3 years of significant, full-time managerial experience**
    • Resume must be uploaded during the application. If resume is not received with the application, then you will have to reapply.
    • Additionally, applicants who possess professional licensure are encouraged to apply. Examples include PMP, CPA, CFA, CMA, AIA, CSA, CDMP, PE, FMP, CME and CPCU.
    • Applicants who possess previous or current military experience in a leadership capacity are encouraged to apply as well.
  • Official transcripts, submitted directly from all colleges/universities attended

Transcripts and other documents should be mailed to:

Pittsburg State University

Graduate and Continuing Studies

ATTN: Janet Miller

1701 South Broadway Street

Pittsburg, KS 66762

Official electronic transcripts can be emailed to Janet Miller at [email protected]

**This is defined as experience managing people, financial resources or customer relationships beyond a basic supervisory level. Roles that would typically qualify include those in which applicants have administrative responsibility for hiring/firing and training staff, fiscal/budget management, account management, project management and/or contract negotiations. This also includes business owner-managers and entrepreneurs.

Courses


What you’ll learn in your MBA in Human Resources online classes

In order to remain in the program, the student must successfully complete (with A/B grade) their first two online courses.

You must take the following courses:
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on the design, evaluation, and effective implementation of management control systems using a case-based format.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Tools of managerial economics, decision making under uncertainty, forecasting, regression analysis, and linear programming.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An in-depth study of leadership, organizational design and the interactions between individuals, groups and organizations. Emphasis will be given to an experiential exercise in leadership and team-building. Other topics include organizational behavior, motivation, HRM, and other management processes.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts and methods for incorporating social responsiveness and public policy analysis into the strategic decision making of the firm.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Financial management of the firm, emphasizing financial planning, capital budgeting and cost of capital. Case method.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Management-oriented approach to marketing analysis and planning emphasizing the behavioral sciences, and economics and marketing theory.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The student assumes the role of a decision-maker exercising all management functions to implement policy based on effective management strategy. Case method or simulation. FIN 836 Financial Strategy, MKTG 839 Marketing Strategy, and to have completed a total of 12 hours of graduate level courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Foundation principles, theories, principles, functions and roles associated with employee development, education, and performance in business and industry.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Techniques for improving employee learning and performance from analysis and selection through relationships and rewards.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Planned strategic HRD interventions intended to improve the resources and effectiveness of the entire organization. Current theories of organizational development, change, and systems and strategies.
Pittstate Faculty Steve Horner

"Read and listen to daily reports of economic and business activity such as "What's News" in The Wall Street Journal; local and regional newspapers; PBS NewsHour; and CNN."

Dr. Stephen V. Horner

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