Full-time or part-time MBA

Human Resource Management

Program Details


Online, Portland Hybrid,Corvallis

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Human Resource Management

Contemporary organizations constantly face new challenges, and HR leaders are charged with helping organizations navigate those challenges and remain competitive.

Today’s HR professionals are business partners and strategic thinkers who utilize analytics to inform successful initiatives and align the activities necessary for developing a workplace that’s diverse, inclusive and engaged.

They are tasked with finding and attracting diverse and global talent, creating fair and safe workplaces for all employees, developing and retaining employees through their career stages, and helping both the organization and its workforce thrive in changing work environments. The human resources management track of the Oregon State MBA prepares you for these challenges.


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Flexible Learning Formats

Earn an Oregon State MBA fully online, in person or hybrid. We’re Oregon’s top-rated part-time MBA because we offer the flexibility working professionals need.

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Industry-Driven Programming

Our business graduate degrees have 10 custom learning tracks, developed in close consultation with our industry advisory boards for leading, forward-thinking business skills and learning for you.

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AACSB International

Oregon State has accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) — the global standard for business education. Only 5% of the world’s business schools have earned this distinction.

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Prestigious Alumni

You’re joining a network of more than 35,000 Oregon State business alumni at leading companies around our region and the world, such as Amazon, Google, Daimler Truck, Boeing, Nike, Starbucks, Samaritan Healthcare and Portland General Electric.

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What You'll Learn

  • Evidence-based, data-driven practices and skills for identifying and implementing new workforce initiatives within organizations.
  • Develop the leadership, interpersonal and business skills necessary to effectively contribute to organizational performance.
  • Evaluate human resource data such as demographics, job characteristics, compensation and satisfaction, and develop a comprehensive strategic plan for the human resource needs of an organization based on its goals and objectives.
  • Prepare for careers in areas including people operations, workforce, analytics, talent acquisitions specialists, DEI specialists or an HR consulting business partner.

Why I Chose OSU

"I chose the Oregon State MBA for the quality of education, the experiences, and networking and connection to community. I like the option of the in-person classes in Corvallis, the connection with my peers and living close to campus. What I've found important, and achievable, through my HR management studies is a strong work-life balance, the ability to prioritize healthy habits and routines with graduate-level school work, and finding great places to get out in nature around Corvallis."

Emily Floyd '22

Working, Studying HR Through a Pandemic

Nicte Chandler’s MBA studies led to a new job as a senior human resources business partner at Amazon and additional leadership recognition as the affinity group president of Latinos at Amazon and involvement with the Women at Amazon group. Working and studying HR management through the global pandemic, Chandler’s research was far beyond classroom simulation and workplace decision-making; she was fully immersed in keeping essential workers safe while continuing business operations. Chandler is a recipient of the JD Power Fellowship, which supports women in leadership.

“The Oregon State MBA has offered networking opportunities with fellow female leaders, financial suppoort towards my education as well as continued professional development and inspiration to continue working hard to achieve my goals. I am empowered and committed to helping women and underrepresented minorities gain access to leadership roles to continue driving change," she said.

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