MBA - Human Resources Management Emphasis
In as little as 12 months and for just $17,000, you can have your MBA and be ready for the next step in your career. No GMAT or GRE required.
Learn how to manage your most important asset—your employees—with a degree from Texas Woman’s University. Earning an MBA with an emphasis in Human Resources Management will prepare you to pursue certification as a human resources professional through either the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) or Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).
Our accelerated 5-week hybrid and online-format classes allow you to attend grad school in Denton, Dallas or Houston — whichever is most convenient for you.
Why Human Resources at TWU?
HR networking opportunities
Our students build their resumes and their networks with opportunities provided through the local HR professional chapter of North Texas SHRM, which offers scholarships, conferences and mentoring opportunities throughout the North Texas area.
A private school education at a public school price
Part of the Texas Woman’s experience is keeping costs low and education quality high. As a result, TWU is the most affordable public university in the DFW Metroplex and is ranked 6th (tied) among U.S. universities for diversity, according to U.S. News & World Report. For more information on costs, visit our Cost of Attendance site.
Our small class sizes also allow you to interact closely with your classmates and professors.
TWU does more to build women leaders
Only 5.4 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs are women, and only 25 percent of senior managers and executives within those companies are women. TWU is working to help change that.
More than 70 percent of our faculty and staff across the university are women. While COB faculty prepare you to tackle the male-dominated world of business, our outreach staff work closely with employers to bring networking and employment opportunities to campus.
For our budding entrepreneurs, TWU’s Center for Women in Business is the state’s only university center dedicated to women’s entrepreneurship and business ownership. The Center provides tools for you to succeed including access to training/coaching, funding, mentoring and networking opportunities.
TWU believes in opening doors for its students
The Career Connections Center on each campus provides advising services and tailored career planning for our students and alumni, from career advising and networking to negotiating a salary after graduation. The Career Center has also implemented Handshake, a unique resume reviewing and job opening database that works to fast-track your job search.
The COB takes it one step further with a team of Outreach and External Relations staff that work with the Career Connections Center to keep our business students in-the-know on employment opportunities and networking events.
Careers & Salaries*
With this degree, you will have career opportunities including:
- Human Resource Manager: $106,910
- Training and Development Manager: $105,830 per year
- Top Executive: $103,950 per year
- Administrative Service Manager: $98,930 per year
*Median salaries, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Our flexible program allows you to take courses in any order, except for a few courses with prerequisites. With 36-45 semester credit hours, this program can be completed in just 18 months.
A full list of courses and requirements are available in the course catalog.
Admission to the TWU Graduate School
Approval for admission to the Graduate School is required of all graduate students.
- Application for Admission
- General Requirements for Admission to the Graduate School
- International Students
- Types of Admission
- Nature of Admission
- Meningitis Policy
- Election of Graduate Work by Seniors of This University
- Election of Graduate Work by Students Who Are Not Seeking Degrees
- Health Requirements: Students in Health-related Majors
- Graduate Study by Faculty and Staff of Texas Woman's University
Graduate School admission does not imply admission to candidacy for an advanced degree. Candidacy will be granted only after a period of successful graduate work and after compliance with the conditions and course of study established by the University and its departments, schools, and colleges have been met.
The total enrollment of graduate students is limited. All applications to the Graduate School are subject to whatever provisions may limit the enrollment of graduate students. Admission is granted for not more than one academic year. Students who do not attend the University for four or more terms, including the term of admission, must reapply. Graduate students who have been enrolled, may stop out for a maximum of two years including the last semester of enrollment. If another institution is attended during the two year timeframe, the student must reapply.
Graduate students are subject to the general rules and regulations of the University and are expected to maintain the high standard of social and academic life of the University as well as the professional standards of their chosen field of study. Thus, graduate students are subject to all rules and regulations set forth in the Student Handbook, the Graduate Catalog, and the policy statements of the Graduate School and the academic components. All graduate students of Texas Woman’s University are expected to know and adhere to high standards of personal conduct and of academic integrity and scholarship. Any falsification, misrepresentation, or misapplication of information or research; any violation of professional or ethical standards; or any violation of the rules and regulations of the University may result in dismissal.
*Admission to the Master of Business Administration
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Programs
The College of Business admits students on a continuoual basis. Please contact the College for more information.
- GPA of at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework. For applicants who have completed post-baccalaureate or graduate coursework, a GPA of at least 3.0 for such coursework is also required.
- Applicants with a GPA of at least 2.50 in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework may be considered for provisional admission. Students admitted under this provisional admission must earn a GPA of at least 3.0 on first nine graduate hours at TWU with no grade below “B”. Failure to maintain this GPA may result in removal from the program.
- Individuals applying to dual-degree programs must apply and be accepted to each program (both M.B.A. and M.H.A.)
- Prerequisite coursework will be required of some students based on their desired course of study and previous academic and/or professional record.
- Students are expected to be proficient in the current tools of Business: Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access). Admitted applicants that need to enhance their proficiency in any of these areas will have free tutorials available via Lynda.com.
How to Apply
For More Information
Learn more at one of our graduate information sessions.
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