Franklin Pierce University

Franklin Pierce University

MBA in Human Resource Management


670 N Commercial St

Manchester, NH 03101

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MBA in Human Resources Management

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Franklin Pierce University’s M.B.A. in Human Resource Management has an emphasis in Strategic Human Resource Management. This program is one the few master’s programs in the United States and the only one in New Hampshire, that addresses all of the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) critical competencies for Human Resource (HR) professionals. Coursework first prepares students to look at organizations from a system-wide perspective and apply strategic thinking and critical analysis. Then students are provided the opportunity to apply their learning to authentic environments such as their current job or their community. Graduates will be well-prepared for careers as Directors or Vice Presidents of HR, Senior HR Specialists, Senior HR Generalists, or as business leaders with a strategic Human Resource Management focus. The M.B.A. in Human Resource Management program is designed to meet the needs of working adults. Classes are available online or in a hybrid (combination of traditional classroom and online) format. This dynamic program is enhanced by the guidance of an impressive industry advisory council with Senior HR professionals from U.S. Cellular, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Entelechy Inc., the United States General Services Administration, GOAL/QPC, Aegis Consulting and Solutions, the Society of Human Resource Management New Hampshire State Council and the Northeast Region, as well as other employment law and training industry leaders. The purpose of the council is to support the continuous improvement of the program and to share their knowledge and experience regarding HR with Franklin Pierce University students through informal and formal networking opportunities Graduates of the Franklin Pierce University M.B.A. program will develop the abilities to: • Understand classic leadership theory, and analyze diverse organizational cultures from different frames of reference. • Articulate their concept of leadership and management to advocate for and effect meaningful change, and demonstrate their skills as leaders. • Apply knowledge, values, disposition and critical thinking skills to business environments. • Identify, gather, organize, interpret and synthesize information, making use of an expert body of knowledge to become competent problems solvers and decision makers. • Communicate persuasively and coherently using oral, written and electronic methods. • Recognize ethical dilemmas in the business environment. • Use valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative methods of inquiry and decision making. • Understand, analyze and employ data and results of financial statements and reports. • Appreciate cultural relativism as it relates to global perspectives. • Understand the relationships of government, business and economic systems within society. • Exercise informed social responsibility within organizational and community frameworks. Program Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, graduates in Human Resource Management will achieve these additional M.B.A. outcomes: • The ability to assess human resource needs in an organization and develop effective organizational strategies for recruitment, retention and appropriate work productivity standards with an understanding of laws related to human resources. • The leadership skills to effectively manage within the human resource environment. • The financial foundation to engage in short and long range planning. • The communication skills to effectively manage within the organization across all disciplines that comprise the institutional structure.


Accredited by NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) Standards: Each of the eleven Standards articulates a dimension of institutional quality. In applying the Standards, the Commission assesses and makes a determination about the effectiveness of the institution as a whole. The institution: has clearly defined purposes appropriate to an institution of higher learning; has assembled and organized those resources necessary to achieve its purposes; is achieving its purposes; has the ability to continue to achieve its purposes. Meets SHRM critical competencies for HR professionals.

International Student Requirements:

Same as Domestic students, plus English language competency

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 40

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 565 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 13560 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 13560 USD

Classification: Baccalaureate College—Liberal Arts

Locale: Fringe Rural Area

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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