Top School in Irvine, CA, for a Human Resource Management Degree

Few schools in the Irvine, CA, area have top ranking human resource management programs. Read on to find out more about what these top schools have to offer for human resource management, as well as tuition and degree information.

School and Ranking Information

There are only two schools in or near Irvine, CA, with human resource management degree programs. Based on school type, student-to-faculty ratio and number of programs, the following university is considered a top school in Irvine for human resource management:

  • Winner: Brandman University is the only postsecondary institution located directly in Irvine that provides a program in human resource management. The university awards a Master of Science in Human Resources, a Master of Business Administration in Human Resources, and graduate certificates in human resource development, human resource management and global human resources.

School Info Chart

Category Brandman University
Ranking #106 Best Online Graduate Business Programs (2015)*
Location Irvine, California
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Graduate: $10,800**
Human Resource Management Programs Offered Master's degree and graduate certificate
Human Resource Management Certificates and Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013 117**
Most Popular Human Resource Management Level in 2012-2013 Master's degree (87 awarded)**
Noteworthy Part of the Chapman University System, one of the oldest and most distinguished private universities in California

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

Brandman University

  • 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Programs are offered fully online
  • Flexible evening on-campus courses offered

Brandman University is a 4-year private institution serving more than 7,500 students through its on-campus and online programs. It offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as certificate programs and teaching credentials. The School of Business and Professional Studies offers five graduate programs in human resources.

The Master of Science in Human Resources program provides students with training in leadership and management styles, conflict and negotiation methods, staffing and training processes, employee development initiatives, compensation issues and ethics. In addition to 36 credit-hours of core coursework, students can also choose nine credits' worth of electives that highlight a particular aspect of the field that interests them, such as organizational leadership or healthcare administration.

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) with an emphasis in human resources provides a broad business education along with courses in training, compensation and benefits. Graduate certificates are offered in human resource management, human resource development and global human resources. Course offering in these programs could include international human resource management, corporate responsibility, development evaluation, career management, change management and human resources systems.

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