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Master of Business Administration - Human Resource Management Concentration, MBA
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Recent developments such as demographic changes in the labor force, increased global competition, changes in laws and public policy, and new theories of organizational behavior have made human resource management especially important for all organizations. Workplace needs will be challenging in the twenty-first century, and the human resource manager will need to be informed and able to adapt to the changes. In addition, leaders in this area need to think systematically and strategically about managing the firm’s human capital.

The Human Resource Management Concentration is designed for individuals who are currently employed in human resources or who are considering seeking employment in this area. This concentration provides the information and tools necessary for the development of successful human resource management strategies in a complex global environment.

Students who want to take the PHR or SPHR certification exams developed and conducted by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HSCI) in collaboration with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) should enroll in HRMG699 as part of DU’s MBA Human Resource Management Concentration.

In addition, students who want to sit for the Certified Professional Manager (CM) exam from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers (ICPM) should complete MGMT699 as one of their course options in this concentration.


Davenport University’s 39 credit MBA program is designed for those early in their business careers and entrepreneurial endeavors, and those mid to senior-level managers looking to sharpen their professional skills. The student will complete a set of core requirements prior to proceeding to concentration courses.  

Foundations of Business Requirements

All students admitted into the Davenport University 39 credit MBA are expected to have the necessary business foundations prior to entering the 600-level courses. Students without an earned grade of C or better within the last eight years in undergraduate course work in the areas of accounting, finance, management, marketing and statistics will be required to take these foundational business (500-level) courses.

Students who have a 2.75 cumulative GPA in a bachelor’s degree in business or a business related field will not be required to complete the Foundations of Business courses.

 Foundation courses for non-business undergraduate majors:

ACCT510    Fundamentals of Accounting Principles and Concepts
BUSN520    Management and Marketing
FINC510    Foundations of Financial Management
STAT500    Statistics for Business

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

2017-2018 Recommended Program Sequence for MBA - Human Resource Management Concentration and printable pdf download

Core Courses18 cr.
ACCT640Managerial Accounting3 cr.
BUSN688Quantitative Business Analysis3 cr.
ECON625Managerial Economics3 cr.
FINC620Corporate Finance3 cr.
MGMT653Leading Organizations3 cr.
MKTG610Marketing Strategies 3 cr.
Concentration Courses - Select six of the following courses:18 cr.
HRMG699*Certified Professional Human Resources Preparation3 cr.
HRMG700Managing Human Resources3 cr.
HRMG715International Human Resources3 cr.
HRMG720Employment Law and Labor Relations3 cr.
HRMG725Finance of Compensation and Benefits3 cr.
HRMG730Public Policy and Administrative Law3 cr.
HRMG750Organizational Development and Training3 cr.
HRMG770Advanced Problem Solving in Human Resource Management3 cr.
MGMT699*Certified Manager Examination3 cr.
MGMT780Global Business Strategies 3 cr.
Capstone3 cr.
CAPS794Business Integration Capstone3 cr.