Top Human Resource Management Degree Program in Tampa

School and Ranking Information

Of the four schools providing human resource management degrees in or near Tampa, two are for-profit institutions. The others are private not-for-profit schools. Based on ranking, student population and number of degrees conferred, the following university is considered a top school in the Tampa area for human resource management studies:

  • Winner: Saint Leo University, located about 35 miles from downtown Tampa, offers bachelor's and master's level programs in human resource management. It is the largest school in terms of student population within 50 miles of Tampa that provides these types of studies. These programs are available through the Donald R. Tapia School of Business.

School Info Chart

Category Saint Leo University
Ranking #65 among Best Regional Universities (South) (2015)*
Location Saint Leo, Florida
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergrad: $19,920**
Human Resource Management Degrees Offered Bachelor's and master's degrees; graduate certificate
Human Resource Management Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013 105**
Most Popular Human Resource Management Degree in 2012-2013 Bachelor's (103 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 46%**
Noteworthy School of Business is the largest Catholic business school in the U.S.***; Human resource programs accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***Saint Leo University.

Saint Leo University

  • Bachelor's program prepares students for Human Resource Certification Institute's Professional in Human Resources certification examination
  • 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Day and evening classes available
  • Master's degree program offered online only

In addition to its main campus in St. Leo, FL, Saint Leo University has 17 education centers in seven states as well as online programs. It offers approximately 40 undergraduate and five graduate programs. Its faculty members possess doctoral and master's degrees and are published authors in their fields of expertise.

Courses in the Bachelor of Arts in Human Resource Management program cover topics in recruitment, placement, compensation, negotiation, counseling and organizational psychology. Students also complete internships and research projects. The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management is geared towards working human resource professionals interested in acquiring advanced or new skills for their careers. In addition to the business administration core curriculum, it requires completion of 12 human resource-specific classes. Human resource classes teach selecting and hiring employees, training techniques, compensation and human resources legal issues. The school also offers an online graduate certificate program in human resource management.

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