Lead your team with our master-level HR management degree

Master of Business Administration - Human Resource Management Concentration (39 credits)

Learn how to successfully lead an organization’s HR team with the MBA in human resources degree program at Davenport University. You’ll develop advanced knowledge in staffing, training, negotiation, dispute resolution, compensation, organizational behavior, and leadership strategies through this human resources degree. 

By earning a master’s degree in human resource management at Davenport, you'll also develop systemic and strategic problem-solving skills. These skills will amplify your résumé and help you lead more effectively in your career in human resource management.

Davenport’s online MBA in human resources program is closely aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). SHRM, the world’s largest and most prestigious association devoted to human resource management, is well known in the industry as the voice for all things work, workers and the workplace. Through Davenport’s SHRM-aligned courses, you’ll know what it takes to create better workplaces for all jobs in human resources. 

What is human resource management?

With your degree in human resource management, you'll be able to help your organization hire and retain employees, analyze laws that affect labor in the workplace, make program recommendations and help maximize employee productivity. Launch or advance your career in human resource management and help hire and train the next generation of talent with this human resources degree from Davenport. 

Explore courses for Davenport’s HR management degree

Through Davenport’s online MBA in human resources program, you'll take human resource management courses, such as leading organizations, marketing strategies, corporate finance, ethical and legal framework for 21st-century business and more. Through these human resource management courses, you'll develop the human resource management knowledge and skills employers are seeking for their workforce.  

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Dive deep into HR with our 39-credit HR management degree
Earn a 100% online MBA in human resources through Davenport

Why get a human resources degree at Davenport?

Since Davenport’s degree in human resource management is so closely aligned with SHRM, you'll be eligible to sit for the SHRM-CP examination before (or soon after) you graduate instead of waiting the standard two years to gain experience. The SHRM-CP credential makes you a recognized expert and leader in your career in human resource management. 

Experience the Davenport difference:

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Learn from experts

Davenport's HR management degree assures you learn from professors who are experts in human resource management.  


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Professional mentoring

Receive personalized attention through your MBA in human resources, thanks to small classes and an 18:1 student-teacher ratio.


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Hands-on practice

Apply theories you learn in your MBA in human resources to hands-on projects and practical-based assignments.


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Join our SHRM chapter

Network with local HR professionals and open the door to potential internships and jobs in HR through Davenport’s SHRM chapter.


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Industry credentials

Sit for the CP exam and earn the industry-recognized SHRM-CP credential sooner with the MBA in human resources. 


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Get to work

Complete your MBA in human resources in 2 years and be prepared to land and excel in a wide variety of jobs in human resources.


Get started on your MBA in human resources

Take the next step toward earning your MBA in human resources degree at Davenport. 

Talk to an admissions advisor

Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at info@davenport.edu.

Apply now or request more information

Start on your future in HR management. Request more information or begin your application now.

Additional resources

Some programs require a student to complete a portion of their degree plan off-campus. 
View a full list of those programs and courses


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