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MBA in Human Resource Management
Master of Business Administration

Elevate your leadership abilities with an online MBA in Human Resource Management (HRM) from Capella University. This program will introduce you to a diverse HR skillset that can be applied to real-life business challenges. You’ll focus on current and emerging HRM best practices, learn from a foundation of core business courses, and discover how strategy can align accurately and ethically with a company’s business objectives.

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has acknowledged that Capella University’s BS in Business specialization in HR Management, MBA specialization in HR Management, and MS in Human Resource Management General and Health Care specializations fully align with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

Specialized for HR professionals

Gain comprehensive knowledge of human resources principles and practices that can help you excel in your profession.

Driven by business data

Learn to shape organizational decisions with analytics and data storytelling—two critical skills developed throughout your program.

Credit for your knowledge

Earn credit for knowledge you’ve gained—including the PMP®, SHRM®-CP/SCP, and more—with our Prior Learning Assessment.

Classes start July 11

Use the code SPRING to waive the $50 application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • FlexPath available
  • 7 Core courses
  • 3 Specialization courses
  • Capstone
  • 45 Total credits (12 max transfer)

With FlexPath, you can earn your MBA in 12 months and under $12,000.*

*Based on the fastest 25% of students. Your program length and cost will vary by transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees apply

What can you do with an MBA in HRM degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion, or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with an MBA in Human Resource Management.

Job titles to explore

  • Human resources manager
  • Director of human resources
  • Human resources generalist
  • Human resources specialist
  • Human resources consultant
  • Human resources business partner
  • Vice president of human resources

Potential employment settings to explore

  • College or university
  • Community or technical college
  • Accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, or payroll service
  • Hospital
  • Government – local, state, federal
  • Manufacturing organization
  • Consulting firm

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

Articles and resources

Expand your perspective on academic and career topics with articles and resources from Capella University.

Beyond the Internship: How to Gain Experience in Human Resources

Internships are a traditional point of entry to a career in HR, but there are other ways to build experience.  

5 Human Resource Management Certifications for Your Career

Successful HR professionals never stop learning. Explore professional certifications that can open career doors.

The Value of Competency-Based Education for HR Professionals

Why is competency-based education so valuable for students and professionals in the field of human resources?