The University of Saint Mary online MBA is grounded in the idea that students should contribute to society in all aspects of their lives. This belief is threaded throughout the curriculum and coursework of our online Master of Business Administration program, which is accredited through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
As a Catholic institution, the University of Saint Mary has always valued ethics and corporate responsibility, concepts that have come to the forefront in these challenging economic times. The USM MBA offers you a solid education in advanced business skills to help you develop a global view of the business environment, identify potential issues at your organization, ask questions, develop solutions, and make decisions mindful of how they will affect the community at large. USM's MBA offers accelerated 8-week sessions, six starts per year, and the potential to earn your degree in as little as one year.
Students who opt for the Human Resource Management concentration for their MBA studies at the University of Saint Mary will delve into issues related to the effective management, cultivation, and training of an organization's work force. Coursework prepares students to work as managers in the areas of human resources, training and development, and organizational change. Topics of study include:
- The legal and ethical environment of business, including environmental regulations, human rights, and confidentiality
- Managing workplace conflict and facilitating negotiation
- Planning, implementing, and managing major changes at an organization to improve effectiveness