School and Ranking Information
The majority of schools in the Arlington, VA area with programs in human resource management are private for-profit institutions. Based on school type, programs and rankings, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for human resource management degrees:
- Winner: Marymount University is the only non-profit institution in Arlington with degrees in the field. This Catholic university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees with a focus on human resource management.
School Info Chart
|Rankings||Tied at #37 for Regional Universities in the South (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$26,430**|
|Human Resource Management Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's, Graduate certificates|
|Human Resource Management Graduate Degrees and Certificates Awarded in 2013||25**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||58%**|
|Noteworthy||Marymount University is ranked at #11 for best veteran schools in the South (2015)*|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator
- The School of Business Administration has 6 human resource management faculty members
- Marymount University has a chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management
- The BBA and MBA are accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
Marymount University was founded in 1950, and is located a short distance from Washington, D.C. As of Fall 2013, there were almost 3,500 students enrolled at the university and the student-to-faculty ratio was 13 to 1. The university has a full-time faculty of over 160 members.
The School of Business Administration offers a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with a management specialization, an M.A. in Human Resource Management and a dual MBA/M.A. program in human resource management. The management specialty within the BBA program consists of coursework in human resource management, financial accounting, business law and marketing. Students learn to solve business problems, improve written and oral communications skills and participate in a business experience where they develop business projects with peers. A culminating internship provides students with the opportunity to learn from business professionals in the local community. Students also have the option of completing an internship overseas.
Coursework in the M.A. program focuses on all aspects of human resource management, including the recruiting, hiring and training of employees, as well as issues in employee relations and international human resources. Working closely with faculty members, students develop a graduate project and complete a practicum. Marymount's affiliation with the Society for Human Resource Management and the American Society of Training and Development allows students to work toward professional certification while earning their degree. Similar to the M.A. program, the dual-degree program includes advanced topics in business management. Students learn skills in accounting, finance and strategic management. Additional business coursework includes studies in communications, marketing and leadership.