Top Columbus Graduate School for a Human Resource Management Degree

Many schools in the Columbus, OH, area have top ranking graduate-level human resource management programs. Read on to find out more about what these top schools have to offer for human resource management, as well as tuition and degree information.

School and Ranking Information

Several public and not-for-profit schools within ten miles of Columbus offer options for students seeking a degree in human resource management (HRM). Based on school rankings, variety of human resource management graduate degrees available and number of HRM degrees conferred, the following university is considered a top school in Columbus for human resource management:

  • Winner: Ohio State University is the largest public university to offer human resource management studies in Columbus. It is also the only school awarding a doctoral degree in this field of study. Human resource management can be studied at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree levels.

School Info Chart

Category Ohio State University
Ranking #54 among Best National Universities and #18 among Top Public Schools (2015)*
Location Columbus, Ohio
School Type 4-year, public
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergrad: $10,037 (in-state); $25,757 (out-of-state)**
Human Resource Management Degrees Offered Bachelor's, master's and doctoral
Human Resource Management Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013 98**
Most Popular Human Resource Management Degree in 2012-2013 Master's (55 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 83%**
Noteworthy Fisher College of Business ranked #27 among Best Business Schools (2015)*

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

Ohio State University

  • Internship opportunities available
  • Offers a student chapter of the Human Resources Association
  • Management and human resources faculty have been published in, among others, Academy of Management Review and Journal of Business Venturing

Founded in 1870, Ohio State University offers 175 undergraduate degree and 240 graduate degree programs to nearly 58,000 students each year. The Fisher College of Business houses the Department of Management and Human Resources, which offers human resource management as a specialization within the Bachelor of Business Administration program and awards a master's and two doctorates in human resource management.

The 186-credit hour Bachelor of Business Administration provides study in various business functions, such as finance, operations, logistics and marketing. In the human resources specialization, students learn how to manage people, oversee employee benefits and resolve conflicts. The core curriculum of the Master of Human Resource Management program comprises 75 credits of coursework in four core areas, including human resource. Students explore the history of human resources and learn about the functions of human resource managers in businesses and organizations. Students can choose to take a comprehensive examination or elect to write a graduate thesis. The Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resource Management program includes both coursework and seminars. The Fisher College of Business also has a doctoral degree program in labor and human resources.

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