Top Ranked HR Management University Programs - San Diego, CA

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Students in San Diego seeking HR management training in the area can choose between one nonprofit and one for-profit school. Based on school type, distinction and number of degrees conferred, the following university is considered a top school in the San Diego area for HR management programs:

  • Winner: National University is the only private nonprofit school within ten miles of San Diego that offers human resource management programs. It also awards the highest number of degrees and certificates in this field of study. Students can earn an undergraduate certificate or a master's degree in HR management.

School Info Chart

Category National University
Distinction 2nd largest private not-for-profit university in California*
Location La Jolla, California
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergrad: $12,096**
HR Management Programs Offered Undergraduate certificate, certificate and master's degree
HR Management Certificates and Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013 82**
Most Popular HR Management Level in 2012-2013 Master's (52 awarded)**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007-08 Entering Class 31%**
Noteworthy Business programs, including master's degree programs in HR management, are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE); flagship institution of the National University System

Sources: *National University; **NCES College Navigator

National University

  • Online classes available in all HR programs
  • Study abroad opportunities offered in the MBA program
  • Curriculum of master's in HR management program recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management

National University is headquartered in La Jolla, California, just nine miles outside of San Diego. The school also has campuses spread throughout California and has a student population of 18,000 individuals per year. Students interested in human resources management training can pursue an undergraduate certificate, a Master of Arts degree or a Master of Business Administration degree.

The Undergraduate Certificate in Basic Human Resource Management program covers the most fundamental and basic skills students need to effectively oversee the operations of an HR department. The four courses in the 18-credit program cover employee selection, employee retention, employee assessment, compensation issues, recruitment and legal compliance.

The Master of Arts in Human Resource Management program covers the concepts and theories behind staffing, recruiting and training procedures. The curriculum is geared towards students who already have a solid understanding of how to work in an office environment. Students can choose to specialize in particular tracks such as organizational development and chain management, or organizational leadership. All students are required to complete a thesis or final project course. A human resource management concentration is also offered in the university's MBA program.

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