Anne McCafferty, MBA, SPHR, adjunct professor in Carlow University's MBA program.
Become a Leader Who Builds Effective Teams
The core of any successful business is its people. That belief
is the foundation for Carlow's MBA in Human Resource (HR)
Management degree program. We offer a new take on HR-one built on a
curriculum that weaves concepts of ethics and social responsibility
into every course.
At Carlow University, you'll build skills for developing and
managing not just your team, but an entire workforce. You'll
prepare for in-demand leadership roles across industries that
involve attracting, motivating, and retaining top talent in today's
MBA Program Highlights
The human resources degree credentials you need to advance as an
HR leader are within reach. At Carlow, you'll be able to pursue
your goals, with the added benefit of:
- Courses offered online and/or in person on campus in the
Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh
- Practical, hands-on learning experiences
- Ethics-driven curriculum
- Simplified admission, with no GRE or GMAT required to
Prepare for a career in leadership. Apply for free
What Can You Do With an MBA in Human Resource Management?
The career outlook for effective human resources managers is
positive. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job
prospects in this field are expected to grow 9% from 2016 to 2026.
And, with the complex and ever-changing nature of workforce
regulations across industries, it is a field that applies to nearly
every kind of organization.
Median salary (2017)
$110,120, with the highest 10% earning more than $197,720
Potential job titles
- Human Resources Advisor
- Employee Relations Manager
- Human Resources Director
- Vice President of Human Resources
What You'll Learn
Carlow's MBA in Human Resources Management (36 credits) is
unique it its emphasis on not only business profitability, but also
social responsibility. You'll gain core business leadership skills
as well as an understanding of issues taking center stage in the HR
world, like diversity and inclusion, regulations, health and
safety, and the importance of respect and dignity in the
workplace. For a deeper dive into the courses you'll take, click here for the plan of study.
MBA Core Curriculum
Every Carlow MBA student completes core curriculum that covers
both the hard and soft skills needed for management and executive
roles across industries and organizations. Courses are taught
through a mix of scholarly and hands-on experiences that will
prepare you for real-world business leadership.
Examples of core courses include:
- Business Writing
- Strategic Analysis
- Decision Making for Leaders
- Financial Planning and Analysis
- Advances in IT and IT Management
MBA - Human Resources Management Concentration Courses
MBA-777 Strategic Human Resource Management
This course is an introduction to the role of the human resource
professional as a key organizational stakeholder. Topics will
include planning, recruitment and selection, total compensation
administration, employee relations, budgeting, employment law,
technology, and ethical practices.
MBA-778 Employment Law
This course provides a review of federal, state, and local laws
affecting employers including discrimination, wage, and collective
bargaining issues. Statutes, regulations, executive orders, and
court decisions will provide the student with both theoretical and
pragmatic competencies in legal analysis of employment-related
issues. The life of an employment case will be examined through
case discussions and experiential learning.
MBA-779 Capstone Experience
This course combines experiential learning with academic theory
and research. Students complete a complex business organization
case study by conducting research, analysis and design of strategic
solutions across major functional areas of an HR management. The
project is completed under instructor supervision.
Note: this is just a small sample
of the variety of classes you'll be taking. For more details about
these classes and more, review the
Course Catalog. Please also see this program's plan of study
MBA Admissions Requirements
Our graduate program admissions process happens on a rolling
basis, meaning you can submit your MBA application any time of
year. Applicants are asked to apply for free
online, and submit the following materials:
- Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions the
- Personal essay that describes their academic objectives
- Current resume or curriculum vitae
- Two letters of recommendation that address the applicant's
leadership potential and ability to succeed in graduate-level
An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred; however,
provisional admission is also possible for students who do not meet
all of the admission criteria, but who exhibit a strong possibility
of academic success.
Have questions about applying to enroll in Carlow's human
resources MBA program? Contact our
office of graduate admissions.