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MA in Organizational Management - Human Resources Management

Ashford University's Master of Arts in Organizational Management with a specialization in human resources management program can help prepare students to enter the workforce as human resources managers or to pursue PhD programs in related fields. Read on to learn more about this program.

Official Program Name:

Master of Arts in Organizational Management with a specialization in Human Resources Management

School Offering Program:

Ashford University

Degree Level:


Forbes School of Business & Technology

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants must have an accredited Bachelor's degree with a minimum 2.0 GPA and must fulfill the English Language Requirement.

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Organizational Management with a human resources management specialization program from the FForbes School of Business & Technologyâ„¢ at Ashford University includes courses that cover training and development, compensation and benefits, and strategies in human resources management. The specialization courses explore how the human resources function can thrive within organizations, as will as cover topics in hiring strategies to recruit the best talent and the ever-changing legal requirements that influence the HR decision-making process. As a student in a Forbes School of Business & Technology program, you will also have access to a variety of unique resources and online events, such as online speaker series and webinars featuring business experts from Forbes.

Learning Format:


Program Length:

33 credits.

Financial Aid:

Ashford University offers students several payment options, including cash plans, employer tuition reimbursement, direct employer billing, and military tuition assistance. Qualifying students may be eligible for financial aid.

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Required Courses for a Master of Arts in Organizational Management with a Specialization in Human Resources Management:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Ashford University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Requirements

  • BUS 600: Management Communications with Technology Tools (3 credits)
  • MGT 601: The Functions of Modern Management (3 credits)
  • BUS 610: Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • BUS 670: Legal Environment (3 credits)
  • OMM 615: Strategies: Marketing/Advertising/Public Relations (3 credits)
  • OMM 618: Human Resources Management (3 credits)
  • OMM 622: Financial Decision-Making (3 credits)
  • OMM 640: Business Ethics & Social Responsibility (3 credits)

Specialization Requirements

  • BUS 680: Training & Development (3 credits)
  • BUS 681: Compensation & Benefits (3 credits)
  • BUS 692: Strategies in Human Resource Management (3 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

After completing Ashford University's Master of Arts in Organizational Management with a specialization in human resources management program, graduates can apply for jobs. While many students may find work in a leadership capacity in a corporation, others start their own business or work as independent consultants.

Jobs graduates could pursue include:

  • Human resources manager
  • Benefits administrator
  • Entrepreneur
  • Business consultant