MBA: Human Resource Management Concentration

The Human Resource Management Concentration is offered to all MBA applicants attending any location or online. Students may choose to take MBA courses in the blended format or online format. HRM Concentration courses are offered in the online format or at our Kentucky campus.

The MBA-HRM Concentration degree consists of 12 courses that provide students with specialized knowledge and skills focusing on Human Resource Management.

Students wanting the MBA-HRM Concentration degree are required to take the following three (3) courses:

MBA 628 Organizational Leadership and Transition (online format only)

MBA 635 Global Human Resource Development (online format only)

MBA 660 Managing the Changing Workforce (online format only)


The following nine (9) courses are required for the basic MBA degree. Students wanting the MBA-HRM Concentration are required to take these.

MBA 621 Accounting for Managers

MBA 622 Economics of the Firm

MBA 623 Business Research Methods and Applications

MBA 625 Legal Issues for Managers

MBA 631 Corporate Finance

MBA 641 Electronic Commerce

MBA 652 Organizational Behavior

MBA 653 Stakeholder Management and Ethics

MBA 661 Corporate Strategy and Leadership


The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that McKendree University’s Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management fully aligns with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Throughout the world, 260 programs in 209 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines, created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010, are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.


How to Apply

The admission process for MBA with Human Resource Management Concentration is the same as the general MBA. The MBA application offers an option to choose the HRM Concentration within the application.


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