School and Ranking Information
Of the three schools closest to Oklahoma City that offer a master's degree programs in human resource management, only one is a not-for-profit institution. Based on school type, program options and student services, the following school is considered one of the top schools in the area for a MBA in human resource management:
- Winner: Southern Nazarene University is the only not-for-profit institution in the area with this kind of program. The university offers MBA and Master of Science in Management programs with specializations in human resource management.
School Info Chart
|Category||Southern Nazarene University|
|Rankings||Tied for #84 for Regional Universities in the West (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Program Cost (2014-2015)||$27,280 (MBA), $21,142 (MSM)**|
|Business Administration and Management Master's Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||89 (all specializations)***|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||47%***|
|Noteworthy||SNU features small classes in its MBA and MSM programs**|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **SNU website, ***NCES College Navigator
Southern Nazarene University
- SNU has accreditation with the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
- The MBA program is available both on-campus and online
- The majority of the faculty have vast real-life experience in their area of interest
Southern Nazarene University (SNU) is a private, Christian-based university that was founded in 1899. It is located about seven miles west of Oklahoma City on a campus spanning 40 acres. The school has over 2,200 students, and had a student-to-faculty ratio of 14 to 1 in 2013.
SNU's School of Business offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree program, both intended for working professionals. Both programs are accelerated and offer classes during evening hours. In the MBA curriculum, students take courses in human resource management and administration, legal environment of management, and management of organizational behavior. The MSM program has an emphasis in human resources management. Like the MBA program, the MSM program includes courses in strategic management, human resource administration and finance; however, it includes an additional course in strategic human resource management in which students learn how human resources functions within a larger corporation.