School and Ranking Information
Students in San Francisco have limited options when it comes to education in human resource management. Based on location, distinction and number of degrees conferred, the following university is considered a top school in San Francisco for human resource management programs:
- Winner: Golden Gate University is a private nonprofit institution in San Francisco offering undergraduate and graduate certificate and degree programs in human resource management. The university awards the highest number of certificates and degrees in this field of study within the city's limits.
School Info Chart
|Category||Golden Gate University|
|Distinction||Began one of the first Web-based learning programs in the U.S. in 1996*|
|Location||San Francisco, California|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $14,400**|
|Human Resource Management Programs Offered||Undergraduate certificate, graduate certificate, bachelor's and master's degrees|
|Human Resource Management Certificates and Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||112**|
|Most Popular Human Resource Management Level in 2012-2013||Master's (104 awarded)**|
|Noteworthy||Master's degree program in human resource management fully aligned with the curriculum guidebook of the Society for Human Resource Management, one of 42 such programs in the world to be recognized for this alignment*|
Sources: *Golden Gate University; **NCES College Navigator
Golden Gate University
- 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Internship opportunities available at all levels of study
- All human resource management studies are offered in on-campus and online formats
This university has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission since 1959. The main campus of Golden Gate University sits in downtown San Francisco's financial district. About 3,500 students attend this campus each year, and the NCES reported that in 2012-2013, 75% of undergrads received some form of financial aid.
Human resource management degrees are offered at the bachelor's and master's degree levels, and the university's business school offers concentrations in human resource management through its business programs. In the undergraduate and graduate certificate programs, students complete some of the same courses as their respective degree level counterparts. Some topics that might be covered include labor and management relations, organizational behavior, personnel recruitment, training methods, compensation, employment law and HR information systems.