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Career Outcomes & Job Titles

People who choose an online human resource management degree are often interested in pursuing human resource management positions in a business setting.

Potential Employment Settings

  • Corporation
  • Financial/banking institution
  • Community college
  • Government — local, state, federal
  • Health care
  • Human resource consulting firm
  • Land-based or online college or university
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofit organization
  • P–12 private school
  • P–12 public school

Common Job Titles/Positions*

  • Adjunct or part-time faculty
  • Compensation and benefits specialist/manager
  • Human capital specialist/ manager
  • Human resource business analyst
  • Human resource director
  • Human resource generalist
  • Human resource information systems (HRIS) specialist/manager
  • Human resource manager
  • Internal and external human resource consultant
  • Labor relations specialist/ manager
  • Learning and development specialist/manager
  • Performance management specialist/manager
  • Senior human resource manager
  • Staffing specialist/manager
  • Talent acquisition specialist/manager
  • Talent development specialist/manager

*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain and Capella can't guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.

School of Business and Technology MBA Degree Graduates

Data from graduates across all Business and Technology masters programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

Our School of Business and Technology MBA graduates report satisfaction with tasks and responsibilities and salary and benefits. The majority of graduates work in higher education, government/public sector, healthcare, information technology, aerospace, or consulting.

Career growth potential 42% Promotional opportunities 34% Salary and benefits 55% Tasks and responsibilites 60%

Percentage of respondents who answered "satisfied" or "very satisfied"
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012.

Many MBA degree graduates from the School of Business and Technology report advancing in their careers and receiving a salary increase, leadership role or promotion. They also say their Capella degrees garner recognition from employers.

Advanced in career or profession 24% Successfully changed careers 13% Obtained a teaching position in higher education 2% Assumed a leadership role 19% Received a promotion 22% Received a salary increase 35% Received favorable employer recognition of my degree 35% Received award 3% Presented at a conference, published article, book, manuscript 6% Conducted a research project 3% Served as a professional consultant 14%

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2011 – Q2 2012