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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.

Master of Business Administration Degree Program Graduates

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

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

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

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree."
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.

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%

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 Q2 2014 – Q1 2015.