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Top Ranked School for Human Resource Management Degree - Atlanta, GA

School and Ranking Information

The fewer than 10 schools with programs in the field in Atlanta mostly consist of 4-year non-profit and for-profit institutions along with a few 2-year public schools. Based on school type, program offerings and student services, the following is considered a top area school for studying human resource management:

  • Winner: Georgia State University (GSU) is the sole 4-year public school in Atlanta with programs in the field. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees with human resource management concentrations.

School Info Chart

Category Georgia State University
Rankings #6 for up-and-coming schools nationwide (2014)*
Location Atlanta, GA
School Type 4-year, public
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $8,368 (in-state), $22,936 (out-of-state)**
Human Resource Management Programs Offered Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 53%**
Noteworthy Students pursuing graduate degrees in human resource management can participate in the Graduate Business Association***; GSU's undergraduate business program has been ranked nationally at #45*

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, ***Georgia State University

Georgia State University

  • Managerial science students may take part in study abroad opportunities in Turkey and Greece
  • The university's Institute of Personnel and Employment Relations addresses the most current issues in the field
  • Some of the faculty research interests include employment turnover, interviewing and aging employees

Georgia State University's total enrollment exceeds 32,000 students. The university has to offer more than 240 academic degree programs across its 8 schools and colleges. GSU's student-to-faculty ratio is 22 to 1.

The Department of Managerial Sciences, contained within the College of Business, offers a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Managerial Sciences major that allows for a focus on human resource management that includes courses such as compensation and selection. The department's MS program features an available human resource management concentration in which students explore the legal environment of the discipline as well as recruitment. Another master's degree option is the Master of Business Administration with an HR management concentration, including a course on research in human resource management as an option. Students pursuing the Doctor of Philosophy with a human resource management focus typically finish the program's required courses by the third year.

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