Human Resources Management Concentration, MBA (on-campus)

Master's
Hybrid (Online + Campus)
Business Administration
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In Short

Provides you with the human resources knowledge necessary to become leaders in human resources.

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What will I do?
  • Develop strong analytical skills and informed decision making for professional environments 
  • Learn social responsibility and sensitivity to cultural diversity as it relates to the broadening world market

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Get your career on track with a Fitchburg State MBA. Expand your options for employment in the business world -- learn more about our Master of Business Administration, human resources management concentration.

Degree Overview

The on-campus MBA, Human Resources concentration offers both on-campus and 15-week online courses.

If you're enrolled in the MBA program and have a GPA of 3.00 or higher, you may request to enroll in one additional concentration. You may choose a dual concentration option after your first semester. If you've been approved for a dual concentration option you must complete the course requirements for each concentration. Courses completed can only be counted once towards one concentration. If you're approved for a dual concentration then you will be required to meet the requirements for the catalog year in which your dual concentration is approved.

All concentrations are eligible for the dual concentration option.

Dual Concentration Options

The management and human resource management concentrations cannot be combined as a dual concentration option. Therefore, dual concentration options are:

  • Management/Accounting
  • Accounting/Human Resources Management

Students in a dual concentration will complete a total of 39 credits.  Courses completed in the program can only be applied towards one required course in the program or concentration.

Students seeking a dual concentration must complete a Dual Concentration Request Form (PDF).

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Career Opportunities

  • Payroll management
  • HR management
  • EEOC Officer
  • Affirmative Action Officer

Program Highlights


Total Credits

30 credits


Time Frame

While you can complete the program in as few as 2 years, you have 6 years to complete the program.

This program changed my life. It gave me the chance to meet new people and network, allowed me to learn in a professional environment, and will provide me with new career opportunities.

Gregory Fisher, '14

Degrees and Other Information

  • Students will be able to demonstrate well-developed problem solving skills including the ability to recognize problems; analyze uncertain situations; interpret and use data and evidence in drawing conclusions; develop alternative solutions, and adapt and innovate in new setting.
  • Students will be able to integrate theory and practice across business functional areas and employ appropriate decision-support methods for the purpose of strategic analysis, planning, implementation, and control.
  • Students will be able to articulate the major theories and concepts in the areas of accounting, finance, management, and marketing.
  • Students will be able to employ and apply appropriate technical and quantitative techniques and methods in the analysis of real-world business situations.
  • Students will be able to communicate to relevant audiences, including the composition of clear, consistent, and effective written forms of communication and the composition and presentation of effective oral business presentations.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate well developed organizational, leadership, and teamwork skills for the effective implementation of organizational policy.
  • Students will be able to identify and analyze the ethical obligations and responsibilities of business.
  • Students will be able to identify the opportunities and challenges of globalization and apply managerial skills to global business issues.
  • Students will be able to apply comprehensive organizational human resource principles in situations and link these to business outcomes on the job.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of human resource development, workforce planning, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, legal compliance, and ethical issues.

Tuition and Fees

Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling admission basis. Admissions requirements are as follows:

  • Official transcript of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Official transcripts of graduate level course work from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)
  • Online Graduate application and fee
  • Professional resume
  • If undergraduate GPA is less than a 2.8, One Letter of Recommendation will be required.

For additional information please see the International Applicants Guide (PDF).

International Applicant Resources

Questions related to visas, I-20, OPT/CPT:

Office of International Education: 978.665.3089
Email: inthelp@fitchburgstate.edu

Questions related to application/admission:

Admissions: 978.665.4399
Email: intladmissions@fitchburgstate.edu

Questions related to program requirements:

Graduate & Continuing Education: 978.665.3182
Email: gceadvisor@fitchburgstate.edu

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