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Top Ranked Human Resource Management Degree Program - San Jose, CA

Students interested in studying human resource management in the San Jose area have few schools to choose from. Read about the top school's degree programs and tuition info to help you decide on the school for you.

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School and Ranking Information

The few schools offering programs in the field within a 50-mile radius of San Jose are 4-year non-profit institutions. Based on program offerings, student services and school type, the following school is considered the top school in the area for studying human resource management:

  • Winner: Golden Gate University is a 4-year non-profit institution about 40 miles from San Jose that offers the most degree level options in this field of study. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in human resource management.

School Info Chart

Category Golden Gate University
Location San Francisco, CA
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $14,400*
Human Resource Management Programs Offered Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's
Human Resource Management Degrees and Certificates Awarded (all levels) in 2013 112*
Most Popular Human Resource Management Degree Level in 2013 Master's (104 awarded)*
Average BS and BA in Business Graduation Rate (After 5 years) 44%**
Noteworthy GGU has an array of scholarships and grants for its students at all academic levels**

Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **Golden Gate University

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Golden Gate University

  • The Master of Science in Human Resources is one of fewer than 50 programs of its kind in the world to coordinate with the Society for Human Resource Management's guidelines
  • All of the university's academic HR programs are available online
  • Each GGU degree and certificate tied to human resource management allows for an internship

Golden Gate University has an enrollment of more than 4,000 students, with the vast majority being graduate students. GGU has a total of 15 different academic discipline areas. This institution's student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1.

Golden Gate University's undergraduate offerings in the field include a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business and Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Management with human resource management concentrations. While both bachelor's degrees include concentration courses in training methods, recruitment and more, the BS program has a quantitative focus. The Master of Science (MS) in Human Resource Management program consists of 33 credits. In addition to the MS program's core, students may choose up to 5 electives from options such as labor relations, benefits or an internship.

Another graduate-level option in the field is the Master of Business Administration with a 12-credit HR concentration. Students also have available to them human resource management certificates at the undergraduate and graduate levels that range between 15 and 18 credits.

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