Avila University Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Strategic Human Resources Online

Gain the HR tools you need to nurture a positive, efficient company culture and prepare to become an essential partner within your organization’s leadership team.

Apply by: 12/21/22
Start class: 1/3/23 Apply Now

Program Overview

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Learn about the Avila online MBA in Strategic Human Resources

Explore real-world experiences that prepare you to uplift an entire organization in this affordable Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Strategic Human Resources program. Convenient, 100% online coursework enables you to solve HR challenges with creativity and innovation. You will focus on workforce development, the management of personnel and labor relations, compensation planning, and organizational risk.

Supportive faculty offers one-on-one attention and fosters your growth as a leader who can cultivate and guide a company’s greatest asset—its people. Our industry-focused online strategic human resources MBA curriculum is aligned with the standards and core competencies outlined by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Career opportunities:

  • HR Manager/Director
  • Training & Development Manager
  • HR Consultant
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Chief HR Officer
  • HR Manager/Director
  • Training & Development Manager
  • HR Consultant
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Chief HR Officer

$18,000* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
30* Credit Hours
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Tuition

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Discover the value of our low-cost tuition

The MBA in Strategic HR online program tuition is the same affordable, pay-by-the-course rate for all U.S. residents. Fees are included in the total tuition. Financial aid may be available.

Tuition breakdown:

$18,000* Total Tuition
$600 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

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The schedule for our online MBA strategic human resources degree program

Ideal for working professionals, the MBA in Strategic HR online program features 8-week courses and multiple start dates each year so you can begin at the time that works best for you. View the full calendar for all upcoming starts and corresponding deadlines.

TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 1 20231/3/2312/21/2212/21/2212/21/221/2/232/25/238 weeks
Spring 2 20232/27/232/17/232/22/232/24/232/26/234/22/238 weeks
Summer 1 20234/24/234/14/234/19/234/21/234/23/236/17/238 weeks
Summer 2 20236/20/236/10/236/15/236/16/236/19/238/12/238 weeks

Now enrolling:

12/21/22 Apply Date
1/3/23 Class Starts

Ready to take the next steps toward earning your next degree?

Admissions

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Steps to being admitted to our online strategic HR program

We’ve simplified the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. You can find all requirements for admission to the Avila online MBA in Strategic HR below.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2.75 GPA
  • No GMAT or GRE requried

In order to be eligible to receive an MBA degree from Avila University, you must have the following:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA requirements for unconditional admission: 2.75 cumulative grade point average at the completion of the undergraduate degree
  • GPA requirements for conditional admission: 2.5 cumulative grade point average at the completion of the undergraduate degree
  • Official transcripts from all institutions previously attended

Submit all official transcripts to:
Email: [email protected]
Mail: MBA Admissions
Avila University
11901 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64145

Courses

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Discover what you will learn in our online strategic human resources MBA classes

In order to earn the MBA in Strategic HR online, you will complete 10 courses for a total of 30 credit hours. There are no leveling courses or prerequisites required. Students who have not taken a statistics course in previous coursework will be required to take EC604 Statistical Analysis, increasing the total program credit hours to 33.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to accounting concepts and procedures for organizational decision-making.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course has three purposes: 1) understanding and managing individual and group behavior in organizations; 2) stress-management and well-being; and 3) recognition and management of ethical responsibilities of business.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course integrates learning from the earlier functional course areas as well as MG 698 through a series of simulation-based exercises. Students will sharpen their decision-making by analyzing, formulating and testing their strategies in a competitive environment. Prerequisite MG 698
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The study of microeconomic analysis and models relevant to a broad cross section of decisions within the business firm. This course is designed to enhance the knowledge of Microeconomic Theory to make sound management decisions using both traditional and behavioral economic concepts.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction for managers and entrepreneurs to the fundamentals of the economy, the financial markets, and financial management including security valuation, capital budgeting process, capital structure, and working capital management.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course aims to provide a framework to gain a competitive advantage in a global environment. Topics covered include industry analysis, resource-based view of the firm, business strategy, innovation, diversification, and multinational strategies.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction for managers and entrepreneurs to the fundamentals of marketing including product, pricing, promotion, distribution/logistics, segmentation and marketing research with special emphasis on global marketing and ethics.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Workforce planning and employment involves the processes of developing, implementing, and evaluating sourcing, recruitment, hiring, orientation, succession planning, retention, and organizational exit programs deemed appropriate to ensure that the workforce will meet the organization’s goals and objectives. This course will examine key legislation affecting employee rights, employee privacy, equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, discrimination issues, and employee record management.

Course objectives:

  • Understand what strategic workforce planning is: past, present, future
  • Obtain an in-depth understanding of employment laws that impact the workforce planning process
  • Identify adverse impact and disparate impact – two types of discrimination
  • Possess an in-depth understanding of the succession planning process
  • Identify the quantity and quality of worker talents/outputs
  • Determine the organization’s selection process; e.g., behavioral interviews, testing, background investigation, etc.
  • Develop, administer & analyze exit interviews data for improvements/revisions to the recruitment and retention strategy
  • Understand the steps that need to be taken during a reduction in force (RIF)
  • Anticipate and proactively respond to generational differences that affect workplace performance and productivity
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    The manner in which an organization manages rewards and risks has a significant impact on its ability to achieve its strategic goals and objectives. A carefully crafted compensation plan, offering an appropriate mix of direct and indirect compensation, is essential to maintaining a quality workforce. The careful and strategic management of organizational risk is equally as important. This course will focus on identifying and designing appropriate and effective compensation systems that serve to sustain a highly engaged workforce in full compliance with legal and ethical standards. Today’s HR professionals will be expected to not only understand strategic compensation and risk issues as they relate to organizations, but take a leadership role in designing, revising, and implementing current and relevant compensation and risk strategies in a quickly changing employment and legal landscape.

    Course objectives:

  • Understand the historical and contextual influences on strategic compensation and risk management practices
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of traditional, incentive, and person-focused pay methods
  • Identify and apply methods for building internally consistent job structures, establishing market-competitive pay rates, and creating pay structures that recognize employee
  • Understand the appropriate use and application of employee benefits including discretionary benefits and legally required benefits
  • Identify the contemporary strategic challenges relating to compensation and risk management facing today’s organizations
  • Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the principles and practices of expatriate compensation and employee benefits as well as relationship of global compensation trends and practices to US practices
  • Understand the requirements of a legally and ethically compliant compensation and HR function and the associated risks for organizations
  • Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    Employee and Labor Relations is the study of effectively managing personnel and labor relations to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Human Resource department and the organization. The field addresses the social, legal, and psychological dimensions of work and how these influence the employee/employer relationship.

    Course objectives:

  • The content of the course will cover the major systems of personnel management including the growth and changes of human resource management and labor relations
  • Among these systems the legal environment of personnel management, the structure and relative merits of different approaches to managing, and the structure and usefulness of the specialized function of the HR manager will be examined
  • Additionally, this course extends beyond the study of the profession and provides a practical approach to implementing the studied material in the workplace. A wide range of topics will be covered as can be seen from the chapter descriptions
  • For students without any previous stats course, EC604 Statistical Analysis will be required.  Any previous stats course taken will be reviewed to determine if EC604 is required.

    Duration: 8 weeks
    Credit Hours: 3
    An introduction to basic statistical techniques which involve methods of collecting and analyzing data with an emphasis on inferential statistical techniques used for hypothesis testing and decision making.

    *Students who have not taken a statistics course in previous coursework will be required to take EC604 Statistical Analysis, increasing the total program credit hours to 33 and total tuition to $19,800.

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