Top Ranked Human Resource Management Degree Program - Kansas City, MO

School and Ranking Information

The majority of schools providing studies in human resource management in or near Kansas City, MO, are for-profit institutions. Based on ranking, number of graduate degrees conferred and student-to-faculty ratio (when compared to other public or nonprofit schools), the following university is considered a top school in the Kansas City area for human resource management degree programs:

  • Winner Ottawa University - Kansas City is located within 12 miles of Kansas City in Overland Park, KS. The university awards more master's degrees in human resource management than any other postsecondary institution of any type in the Kansas City area.

School Info Chart

Category Ottawa University - Kansas City
Ranking #59 Best Regional Universities (Midwest) (2015)*
Location Overland Park, Kansas
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergrad: $10,920**
Human Resource Management Degrees Offered Bachelor's and master's
Human Resource Management Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013 19**
Most Popular Human Resource Management Degree in 2012-2013 Master's (15 awarded)**
Noteworthy Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission

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

Ottawa University

  • 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Master's degree programs designed for working adults
  • Online and on-campus options available for all human resources programs

Affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA, Ottawa University began operations in 1974 and established its first graduate degree program - the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Human Resources - in 1987. The M.A. in Human Resources and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a human resources concentration are the two relevant graduate programs available on this campus, along with human resources bachelor's programs.

The Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources program at OU requires the completion of several core classes in accounting, administrating salaries and benefits, HR administration, organizational behavior, staffing procedures and training methods. Concentrations are offered in global operations, entrepreneurship, health care management and leadership and management. A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a human resources concentration is also available.

The Master of Arts in Human Resources program is designed for working adults. The program offers two optional concentrations - leadership and management or healthcare management. A thesis track is not required, but is offered. The 36 required course hours cover employee placement, human behavior and the workplace, human resources issues and trends, human resource financial planning and capstone case studies. The MBA program also offers a concentration in human resources.

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