MA in Human Resources, Ottawa University

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MA in Human Resources
Increase your human resources skills and positively impact the lives of others. This online Master’s in Human Resources program seeks to promote professional excellence, academic attainment and the ability to synthesize, integrate and apply knowledge in meaningful and relevant ways.

If you’re looking for a Master’s degree online program that can help you advance in your career, look no further than Ottawa University. Our online Master’s degree program in Human Resources is designed for busy working adults who have limited time for school. We also offer this program on-campus in Arizona, Indiana, Kansas and Wisconsin.

Human Resources Career Opportunities Include:

Upon completion of your Human Resources degree, you can be ready to work for not-for-profit organizations and public and private companies. In addition, you can pursue a career as an:

  • Employment and placement specialist
  • Employee benefits specialist
  • Occupational Specialist

***  The program also prepares you to take the exam leading to designation as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR).

Busy Working Adults Can Earn Your Degree in A Timely Manner

– 8-week terms and 4-credit courses: enable you achieve a degree faster
– Best Online Education: enable you study anytime, anywhere smoothly
– No outside study groups required

– Maximum exemption (by credit transfer): 9 out of 36 credit hours

Normal Duration
– About 1 to 4 years, depending on your own study pace
Sample 12-Month Study Pattern (12 courses)

Term 1 2 3 4 5 6
Date Jan-Mar Mar-May May-Jun Jul-Aug Aug-Oct Oct-Dec
Course 1 & 2 3 & 4 5 & 6 7 & 8 9 & 10 11 & 12

MA in Human Resources Required Courses

Organizational Behavior and Theory | HRC 7611
Human Resources Planning and Administration | HRC 7411
Value Systems and Professional Ethics | HRF 7001
Recruitment Selection and Placement | HRC 7561
Training and Development | HRC 7601
Managing Human Resources Costs | HRC 7361
Employment Law | HRC 7741
Trends, Issues, and Perspectives in Human Resources | HRF 7111
Research: Assessment and Evaluation | HRF 7161
Wage, Salary, and Benefit Administration | HRC 7461
Applied Case Studies in Human Resources | HRF 8481

Elective course (choose 1)

Organization and Consultation Skills | HRC 7661
Career Development | HRC 7811
Managing a Culturally Diverse Workplace | HRC 7841

Delivery Mode
Language Medium
Mainly assessed by coursework, e.g., Discussions, Assignments, Reports, etc.
No on-campus examination is required.
Entry Requirements

Applicants should process:

1.     Proficiency in English, e.g., a TOEFL score of 500, or equivalent

2.     A Bachelor degree in any dicipline from accredited university

* Students with foreign credentials who are applying to Ottawa University must have their credentials evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).  A minimum of 48 credit hours must be transcribed at the upper division level

Application Status

Open for application

Application Form
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Programme information is correct at time of publish.  The University reserves the right to make variations to the programme schedules, contents, information and fees without notice.
It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to
recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.

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