Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management

Sharpen your HR skills with an MBA

An M.B.A. Your Way at Your Pace

Our M.B.A. Your Way program is designed with busy working professionals in mind. Our 8-week classes offer an accelerated completion time, while still allowing you to go at your own pace. We offer flexible scheduling and formats, and convenient locations in New Albany and at the IU Southeast Graduate Center in Jeffersonville, just across the bridge from downtown Louisville.

Move Forward in Your Career with a Specialized Degree

An M.B.A. in Human Resource Management (HRM) from IU Southeast elevates your HR expertise to a strategic level. This specialized degree equips you with a comprehensive understanding of business operations, allowing you to see HR not just as a support function, but as a key driver of organizational success. You'll gain advanced skills in talent management, crafting programs to attract, develop, and retain top performers. This translates to a significant competitive advantage for organizations in today's tight labor market.

Our program digs into leadership development, preparing you to motivate and guide teams within the HR department. You’ll gain a strong grasp of legal and compliance issues, ensuring your HR practices are ethical and efficient. An M.B.A. in HRM positions you for senior leadership roles in HR, allowing you to shape company culture, drive employee engagement, and ultimately contribute to the organization's overall strategic goals.

Valuable Hands-On Experience and Networking Opportunities

Earn valuable hands-on experience taught by our expert faculty and industry professionals.Connect with our extensive network of successful alumni and industry leaders who can provide mentorship, career advice, and potential job opportunities. An M.B.A. from IU Southeast can significantly enhance your credibility and marketability in the job market.

Degree information

30 Credit hours
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

Degree Completion

Candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • A minimum of 30 graduate credit hours, in accordance with the definition of the curriculum, of which each course counts only once toward graduation;
  • A grade of C (2.0) or better must be earned in each graduate business course that counts toward graduation [Note: No more than two graduate business course grades may be below B- (2.7)];
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 for all graduate business courses at IU Southeast. Satisfactory completion of the community service requirement.*

Students are expected to complete the graduate business program curriculum within seven years. This rule also applies to students seeking to complete both graduate business programs simultaneously or consecutively. The seven year time frame starts with taking the first graduate course (not Foundations coursework)

*Community Service Requirement

Graduate Business students must perform at least 20 hours of community service in a project that involves their contribution in the form of business knowledge, leadership, and/or expertise. Some examples include volunteering for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, providing tax assistance for the elderly or disadvantaged, participating in a United Way agency, or serving on a not-for-profit board or advisory council.

The requirement may be completed at any time during the academic program. It is strongly recommended that the student plan to complete this requirement prior to the last 6 credit hours of coursework in the graduate curriculum. Students must submit a written proposal outlining a plan for satisfying this requirement to the Graduate Director for approval prior to performing the project.

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An M.B.A. in Human Resource Management (HRM) from IU Southeast unlocks a gateway to senior HR leadership positions. Imagine yourself as a Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), shaping an organization's culture and attracting top talent. Become a Talent Management Director, crafting strategic initiatives to develop and retain a high-performing workforce. If global organizations intrigue you, pursue an HR Business Partner role, supporting international offices with strategic HR solutions. Compensation and Benefits specialists leverage their expertise to design competitive packages that attract and retain employees. An M.B.A. in HRM from IU Southeast empowers you to become a strategic HR leader, shaping the future of any organization.

Have questions or want more information? Contact us!

Alysa D Lambert Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Professor in Human Resources Management
Director of Graduate Business Programs

Hillside Hall 44
(812) 941-2453
Kim Shaughnessy

Kim Shaughnessy

Student Services Coordinator

Hillside Hall 221A
(812) 941-2362

Kentucky residents

Kentucky students are part of our IU Southeast family. In fact, students from eight Kentucky counties receive in-state tuition at IU Southeast! Learn more about the advantages of attending IU Southeast including the most affordable tuition in the region, staying close to home while you earn your degree, and the unique experience only IU Southeast can offer.

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