Human Resources Management MBA

Brenau University’s online Master of Business Administration in Human Resource Management degree program is ranked #10 in the United States by  Brenau was selected for this honor based on the quality of the program, the types of courses offered, the faculty, awards, rankings, and reputation, including the school’s reputation for effectively providing online degree programs.  Find the complete article here:

Students in the Human Resource Management MBA Program receive specialized training, real-world experience, and personal attention, while developing solid business fundamentals that will put them out in front as a Human Resource Professional.  Brenau’s concentration in Human Resource Management (HRM) provides advanced coursework that connects academic theory to practice, linking HRM decisions to business goals.  The HRM MBA curriculum is consistently updated to ensure real-world relevancy to today’s global marketplace.  This program provides specialized human resource management training in the areas of employment law, talent acquisition, total rewards and strategy.  Typical HR managers come from both human resource and business backgrounds and will be able to integrate HR strategies into their companies’ overall plans.

The  HRM MBA is a 15 course, 45 hour degree program which leads to a Masters in Business Administration degree and a certificate in Human Resource Management.  Students interested in learning more should click here.  To apply, visit

Brenau also offers the option to students who already hold a graduate degree to earn the Human Resource Management Certificate by completing the 5 required courses in the Human Resource Management Concentration curriculum.



To enhance their success in the program, students are required to take BA 500 MBA Foundations (3 hours) and BA507 Introduction to Business Communications (3 hours).  These courses must be completed before starting the other MBA coursework.


The core curriculum is taught online or at one of our 5 campuses.  There are 8 courses in the MBA core curriculum (24 hours):

BA 642 Cross-Cultural Business Challenges
BA 670 Integrated Business Operations
AC 721 Budgeting for Managers
BA 787 Global Economics
MG 729 Management & Organizational Behavior
BA  723 Financial Management
MK 715  Marketing Management
BA  799  Strategic Management & Policy


Concentration courses are taught online.  Students take five courses to complete the concentration (15 hours):

MG 733 Human Resources Management
HR 737 Employment Law
HR 750 Talent Acquisition & Management
HR 760 HRM Total Rewards
HR 785 Human Resources Strategy

Program Director

Dr. Pouncey is the Lead Professor of Human Resource Management for the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs and is also the Lead Professor for the Augusta Campus.  She is additionally a Brenau Associate Professor of Business Administration as well as the President of Delta Mu Delta – the Honor Society for the College of Business & Mass Communication.  She holds a PhD in Business from Capella University, a MS from Capella University and a BBA from Augusta State University.  Previously she was an Executive Manager of Human Resources & Staffing and has published articles regarding temporary employees, personality traits, the psychological contract, diversity, and business modeling in Education.  She stays abreast of her field through her works as an HR Consultant and through her attendance at SHRM sponsored Diversity Conferences and Webinars.   She is also a motivational speaker within the public school system and for Not-For-Profit Organizations.  She can be reached at or 706-210-2574.

Application Instructions

Thank you for your interest in Brenau University. To apply for admission, please complete the following steps:

1.  Complete the online application or download a form and mail or fax it to the Office of Admissions.  The application is available at
2.  Request Official Transcripts from all previous institutions and have them sent directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
3.  Forward your resume to Office of Graduate Admissions at

Admissions decisions are typically made within 2 weeks of receiving a completed file.

Financial Aid Procedures

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web at  If you are completing FAFSA on the Web for the first time, we recommend that you apply for a PIN at prior to completing the FAFSA.  With a PIN, you are able to electronically sign your application, make corrections after submitting the application, and review your processed application data.  If you prefer to complete a paper FAFSA please download one at

Please note:  Financial aid cannot be awarded to students who have not been officially admitted to the university.

Information Sessions

The Office of Graduate Admissions together with other University offices would like to offer you an opportunity to visit campus and talk with us about your academic and professional goals.  We want to make sure you understand how Brenau University can assist you in living an Extraordinary Life.  These sessions are held once a semester at the campus near you.  Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office for further details.


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