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Why an MBA in HR Management from Franklin Pierce University?
The MBA in Human Resource Management is designed for current and future leaders who desire the knowledge and skills to best leverage the human resources in an organization. Coursework prepares students to look at their organizations from a system-wide perspective and apply strategic thinking and critical analysis. Students are provided with opportunities throughout the program to apply their learning in current work environments and/or within their communities.
Graduates are well prepared for careers as directors and vice presidents of human resource departments, senior HR specialists and generalists, or as business leaders with a strategic human resource management focus. Such roles are in high demand. Overall HR employment is projected to grow by 22 percent to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations.*
Franklin Pierces program is one of the few master's programs in the U.S., and the only program in New Hampshire, that addresses all of the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) critical competencies for human resource professionals (see news item at right).
1) SHRM Approved Program – Franklin Pierce's program is one of the few master's programs in the U.S., and the only program in New Hampshire, that addresses all of the Society for Human Resource Management's (SHRM) critical competencies for human resource professionals (see news item at right).
2) MBA/HRM Advisory Council – The guidance of an impressive industry advisory council supports continuous improvement of the program and students' professional development. Council members share their experience and expertise through informal and formal networking opportunities.
3) FPU SHRM Student Chapter – Franklin Pierce's SHRM Student Chapter is a professional organization that provides our students many professional development opportunities, such as PHR, SPHR, and GPHR certification support.
4) Approved Provider by HR Certification Institute (HRCI)** – Participants who have obtained PHR/SPHR professional qualifications by the Society for Human Resource Management will receive 36 Strategic or General CE credits for EACH course.
The MBA in Human Resource Management program is designed to meet the needs of working adults. Classes are offered 100% online and in a hybrid format, which combines online coursework with traditional classroom learning at any of our Concord, Portsmouth, or Lebanon, NH centers.
Download the M.B.A. in Human Resource Management program sheet for more information and view the College of Graduate & Professional Studies academic catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.
The University also offers a five-course Human Resource Management Graduate Certificate. Classes are available online or in the hybrid format.
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*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition
**The use of this seal is not an endorsement by HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.