MBA Concentration: Human Resource Management

MBA Concentration: Human Resource Management

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of St. Francis offers a flexible curriculum that meet onsite and online that can be completed in only 12-18 months (if desired). A distinctive feature of USF’s MBA program is the student’s ability to start immediately in a concentration of their choosing. Every student choses a MBA concentration that best suits their career goals. For more information about the MBA program click here.

MBA Human Resource Management

The Human Resource concentration enables the student to integrate the knowledge and skills gained from the core coursework in the MBA program in order to address the issues and challenges faced by today’s human resource management professional.  Students will benefit from exposure to theories and applications involved in acquiring and developing talented employees, managing the ongoing employer/employee relationship, and providing competitive advantages through strategic human resource policies and practices.

Required Courses (for Human Resource Management Concentration) (12 total hours) *

MBAD 642 Talent Management: Acquiring, Developing and Retaining Talent (3)
MBAD 643 Total Rewards: Compensation and Benefits (3)
MBAD 644 Employment and Labor Laws (3)
TDEV 622 Needs Analysis, Instructional Design and Assessment (3)
* Students that choose the Human Resource Management concentration must take
the Human Resource Management course within the Competency Areas


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Career Focus

  • Management Consultant
  • Benefits Specialist
  • Compensation Analyst
  • Corporate Recruiter
  • Financial Analyst
  • Human Resource Generalist
  • HR Specialist
  • HR Generalist
  • HRIS Consultant
  • Staff Accountant
  • Systems Analyst

USF’s School of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating and rewarding teaching excellence. Accreditation is evidence of USF’s commitment to teaching excellence, best practices and continuous improvement of programs.


For more information contact Jeanne Washburn, executive director, at or 815-740-3591.