Top University for a Career in Human Resource Management - Orlando, FL

Few schools in the Orlando, FL, 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.

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School and Ranking Information

Only three schools in or within ten miles of Orlando provide programs in or relating to human resource management. One of these schools is a for-profit institution. Based on ranking, student population and levels of study, the following university is considered a top school in Orlando for human resource management:

  • Winner: The University of Central Florida in Orlando is one of the largest universities by enrollment in the United States. It is the only public postsecondary institution in Orlando offering degree programs in human resource management. The school offers bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs offering concentrations in this field of study.

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Category University of Central Florida
Ranking #173 Best National Universities (2014),
#133 Best Undergraduate Business Programs (2014)*
Location Orlando, Florida
School Type 4-year, public
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergrad: $6,317 (in-state); $22,416 (out-of-state)**
Human Resource Management Degrees Offered Bachelor's, master's and doctoral
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 67%**
Noteworthy Ranked #3 among Up-and-Coming Schools*

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

University of Central Florida

  • Internship and study abroad opportunities available
  • Classroom instruction can be supported by intensive research projects
  • Business students can participate in business clubs and organizations

The University of Central Florida (UCF) consists of 12 colleges and over 200 degree programs. It enrolls more than 59,000 students per year, making it one of the largest universities in the U.S. by enrollment. The school offers bachelor's and doctorate degree programs in business administration with a variety of concentrations, Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs and specialized master's degree programs. Several of these programs offer areas of concentration in human resource management.

In the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Human Resource Track, core courses include organization theory, human resources management, recruitment and compensation. Students may take additional management courses, a course in employment law or an internship as electives.

Students in the Professional Master of Science in Management - Human Resources/Change Management Track investigate leadership and organizational principles related to employee hiring and development, employee-employer relations, organizational development strategy and institutional effectiveness. Students also complete an applied management project.

The 90-credit hour Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration - Management Track program emphasizes research and independent study in management. Students may choose a minor/support area in human resource management. The program can be completed in 4-5 years. Applicants should hold an MBA.

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