Human Resources Management Degree Programs in Canton, MI

Sep 21, 2018

Canton Area Schools with Human Resource Management Degrees

There are many options in the Canton area for both bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as graduate certificates, in human resources management (HRM). This article looks at two schools that are no more than 35 minutes from downtown Canton and at the programs they offer. Also included is a table of information that could be useful to prospective students, such as enrollment, school type, tuition and the percentage of students who graduate on time. At the end of the article are some facts on two other Canton-area schools that offer relevant programs.

  • Baccalaureate and master's degrees with specializations in HRM are available at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, along with graduate certificates. This school is about 11 miles from Canton's downtown.
  • More than 1,250 undergraduate students are enrolled in the College of Business at the University of Michigan - Dearborn, which boasts a strong internship program. It offers a bachelor's degree program in HRM. This university is about 15 miles from downtown Canton.

Comparison of Schools

Students who are deciding what school to attend should look at many factors. This table puts together some important facts about these schools in a compact format that makes it easy to compare them.

Eastern Michigan University University of Michigan - Dearborn
School Type Four-year; public Four-year; public
Total Enrollment (2017) 20,525* 9,330*
Campus Setting Large suburb Small city
Tuition & Fees 2017-2018 $12,019, in-state, $29,200, out-of-state* $12,472, in-state; $24,706, out-of-state*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2017) 97%* 94%*
Acceptance Rate (2017) 45%* 64%*
Retention Rate (2017) 72% for full-time students* 81% for full-time students*
Graduation Rate (Students who began in 2011) 40%* 54%*

Source: *NCES College Navigator.

Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University offers baccalaureate and graduate programs in HRM. The university's College of Business emphasizes working in a global environment and provides opportunities for students to interact with the local business community.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Management, Human Resource Management Concentration

The BBA degree calls for at least 124 credit hours. Students must apply to the College of Business after completing 56 credit hours of coursework. The major requires 60 credit hours, including business core courses such as business law, managerial accounting, marketing and statistics. Four courses in management are mandatory. Students in the HRM concentration choose 12 hours of courses from options including union/management relations, current issues in HRM and compensation.

Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

Individuals who earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college with a GPA of at least 2.7 can pursue a Graduate Certificate in HRM. The 15-credit-hour program requires courses in organizational behavior and HRM strategy. Students choose one other course from options such as benefits management, employment law, staffing and HR technology.

Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development

This degree program prepares graduates to implement and manage change and develop HR programs that match a company's needs. Admission requirements include a bachelor's degree with an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 and an acceptable score on either the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE). The program requires 30 credit hours, with 18 of those in required courses such as HRM strategies and HR development. A thesis or a practicum is also mandatory. Students must choose 12 hours of electives with options including staffing, compensation and benefits.

Master of Business Administration, Human Resource Management Specialization

Eastern Michigan's MBA program requires 54 credit hours. Students must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited school with at least a 2.75 GPA. Their GMAT or GRE scores must demonstrate an aptitude for higher-level business study. Foundation courses in areas including accounting, finance and marketing make up 18 hours of the program, while core skills courses in areas including strategic communication, strategic management and globalization comprise another 18 hours for courses. One course in either innovation or analytic skills is required. In the HRM specialization, students take a course in strategic HRM and choose three more HR courses from options including employment law, staffing, benefits and union management.

University of Michigan

The University of Michigan offers a bachelor's degree in HRM that prepares graduates to work in all areas of personnel management. Students can complete research projects with instructor approval.

Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources Management

Students in this program take business core courses that include human resource policy, staffing, training and development and employment relations. Human resource management majors can choose from courses in negotiation and conflict management, organizational behavior on an international level and a business internship.

Other School Options

Marygrove College, a private, four-year school approximately 25 miles from Canton in Detroit, offers a Master of Arts in HRM and an HRM graduate certificate. At Oakland University, about 40 miles from Canton in Rochester Hills, students can earn an MBA with a concentration in HRM as well as a graduate certificate.

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