Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Human Resources Online

Manage and lead corporate HR functions with confidence. Take away tools and techniques used to develop competitive advantage through strategic decisions, as well as successful supervisory management.

Next Apply Date: 6/10/24
Next Class Start Date: 6/24/24
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Program Overview

Read about our online MBA in Human Resources

Our MBA in Human Resources online program at SOSU will prepare you to organize and lead corporate HR functions with confidence. Take away tools and techniques used to develop competitive advantage through strategic decisions, as well as successful supervisory management skills. This emphasis is perfect for those seeking careers such as HR manager, HR specialist or compensation and benefits manager.

Core coursework includes fundamentals in finance, accounting, economics, behavioral management, research and data analysis.

As a graduate of this MBA HR program, you will be fully prepared to emerge as a human resources professional in many roles, such as:

  • HR Manager
  • HR Specialist
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Senior HR Consultant
  • VP of Human Resources
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • HR Manager
  • HR Specialist
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Senior HR Consultant
  • VP of Human Resources
  • Employee Relations Manager

Other online MBA programs also available:

SE offers a variety of other concentrations in addition to the MBA in Human Resources online. Check out all our Master of Business Administration online degree programs.

Total Tuition, Including Fees $12,420*
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 36

Accreditation

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The John Massey School of Business at Southeastern Oklahoma State University is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB).

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Why choose an SE online MBA?

Hear our experienced faculty explain the wide-ranging benefits of our affordable programs, which emphasize connectivity and real-world applications.

Tuition

Our budget-friendly tuition can be paid as you go

SE is committed to providing an outstanding education that is also affordable. Tuition is structured to give our students the best value and flexibility.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition, Including Fees $12,420*
Per Credit Hour $345

Calendar

Know when to apply, when classes start, when tuition is due

There's no better time to begin your Master of Business Administration degree than now. We offer the convenience of a fast application-to-start calendar—you don't have to apply months before you want to start your MBA.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Summer I5/6/244/22/244/22/245/3/246/1/246/23/24
Summer II6/24/246/10/246/10/246/21/247/15/248/11/24
Fall I8/19/248/5/248/5/248/16/249/15/2410/6/24
Fall II10/14/249/30/249/30/2410/11/2411/1/2412/8/24

Now enrolling:

Apply Date 6/10/24
Class Starts 6/24/24

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Admissions

Know the steps to being admitted to our online MBA in HR program

Southeastern Oklahoma State University's online MBA program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.

  • Online Application
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • No GMAT

To meet the admission requirements for SOSU's online MBA degree program, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA or minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 semester hours of courses, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA or minimum 2.75 GPA in last 60 semester hours of courses, AND at least three years of continuous professional work experience, AND approval of the program coordinator, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 2.5 overall GPA or minimum 2.75 GPA in last 60 semester hours of courses, AND a portfolio consisting of a letter of application which outlines the applicant's career goals and objectives and how an MBA degree will enhance them; a current resume, three professional letters of recommendation, AND approval of the program coordinator, or
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university and at least 9 hours in a graduate program from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and must be in good standing at previous university.
  • No GMAT is required for the Southeastern Oklahoma State University online MBA.
  • There is a non-refundable $30 application fee for both domestic and international students.

Non-Business Undergraduate course requirements:

Our MBA is designed for students with diverse undergraduate backgrounds and is suitable for business and non-business graduates. For students entering the MBA program whose undergraduate degree is not in business, finance or a related field, pre-requisite coursework may be required before enrolling in Economics, Accounting, Finance, or Data Analysis courses. Students must satisfy pre-requisite coursework or present proof of coursework equivalency for the following:

  • ACCT 2103 Fund of Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 2203 Fund of Managerial Accounting
  • ECON 2213 Principles of Microeconomics
  • BUS 2633 Business Statistics

Our MBA is designed for students with diverse undergraduate backgrounds and is suitable for business and non-business graduates. If you do not have a bachelor's in business, pre-requisites can be satisfied online, with four 1-week leveling courses. Our Enrollment Specialists will be able to provide you with more information on these 1-week courses.

International Application and Admissions Requirements: Please note, unfortunately, students with an F-1 visa are ineligible for online programs.

  1. Complete the application.
  2. Academic Records:
    • Original final post-secondary transcript(s) from each college or university attended within the United States.
    • Post-secondary records from outside the U.S. must be course-by-course analyzed by a NACES (www.NACES.org) educational credential evaluation service such as IERF or WES or ECE.
  3. English Proficiency: Internet-based TOEFL score of 79 or an IELTS Academic score of 6.5; taken within 2 years of enrollment.
    • For TOEFL, have your score report sent to Southeastern (institution code: 6657).
    • For IELTS, let us know your TRF number.
    • You do not need TOEFL or IELTS scores if you meet one of the following:
      • English is your first language from a country whose official language is English
      • You have a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university
      • You have a bachelor’s degree from an English speaking country

Official sealed transcripts from all previous institutions should be sent to Southeastern Oklahoma State University:

Southeastern Oklahoma State University/Registrar
425 W. University Blvd.
Durant, OK 74701-3347

Email: [email protected]

Courses

Read about our online MBA HR courses

For the online MBA in Human Resources program, students must complete the following coursework, including 24 credit hours of core courses and 12 credit hours of specialty courses.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The study of human behavior in organizations and its effect on establishing and attaining organizational goals in an effective and efficient manner.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An application of microeconomic principles to business decision-making. Economic theory and quantitative methods are applied to managerial decisions about pricing, production, profit maximization, and government restraints. It is presumed the student has an understanding of preliminary calculus.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The primary emphasis of this course is on management's use of accounting information to manage the resources of a complex organization. The course focuses on three major areas: fundamentals of cost systems; managerial decision-making; and managerial planning and performance evaluation.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts and methods of the scientific research process within the context of business and management. The course emphasizes an applied approach providing a thorough understanding of the nature and scope of business research.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An integrative course utilizing the comprehensive case study method to develop experiences in effective application of marketing strategies to create competitive advantages. Emphasis is on the relationship of the marketing function in a multinational context.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theory and application of statistical and quantitative techniques to various types of business data. Emphasis is on the interpretation and use of data analysis results from a manager's perspective. Use of statistical computer software is an integral part of course. Both descriptive and inferential statistics are covered.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course covers the practice and theory of managers making financial decisions for the firm. The basis for all decisions builds from the premise of maximizing shareholder wealth. Topics include risk and return tradeoffs, valuing stock and bonds, evaluating choices among sources of capital and capital structure, evaluating dividend policy, evaluating the selecting expansion projects, using derivative securities to managing risk, firm valuation, and short-term cash management.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A capstone course for graduate students in the last stage of their coursework toward an MBA degree. It covers the integration of the skill and functions of management to develop long range plans and to implement and manage the efforts directed toward the accomplishment of organizational objectives.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Employment law is approached from a practical and legal standpoint. Participants will take a role in a mock HRM department composing real company policies based on legal principles. Topics include economic realities, employee testing, privacy, termination, ADR, race and sex discrimination, pregnancy, disability, OSHA, wage and hour regulations, benefits, workman's compensation, and religious and age discrimination.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
To acquaint the student with EEO regulations and with modern methods of selection, appraising, training, and solving various personnel problems.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Training and Development is designed for entering or experienced training professionals who work in internal or external training positions in business and industry or other adult learning environments. The program is structured around a core body of knowledge in adult education and principles and theories of human performance improvement and instructional design.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
We will view reward systems from the perspectives of managers (who make reward decisions), employees (who receive the rewards and are the "customers" of the reward system), and human resource practitioners ( who assist in the design and maintenance of reward systems). Reward decisions may be highly sensitive and therefore surrounded in secrecy because all employees are very concerned about the amount, form and basis of their pay. We will cover the basic underpinnings to reward systems at the start of the course which includes employee motivation, salary surveys, pay structures, pay banding, merit pay, skill-based pay, team-based pay, gainsharing, profit sharing, legally required benefits, health insurance, and retirement plans including 401(k) plans.

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