MBA Human Resources Management

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.
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.


Prerequisite Sequence

BA 508 Applied Economics for Managers
(waived with Micro and Macro Economics undergraduate coursework)
BA 514 Business Essentials for Managers
(waived with Accounting and Finance undergraduate coursework)

Introduction Sequence

BA 507 Business Communication
OL 703 Critical Thinking and Business Innovation


BA 670 Integrated Business Operations
MK 715  Marketing Management
AC 721 Budgeting for Managers
BA  723   Financial Management
MG 729 Management & Organizational Behavior
BA 717 Business Law
BA  799  Strategic Management & Policy

Global Sequence (select one course)

BA 642 Cross-Cultural Business Challenges
BA 787  Global Economics
MK 782 International Marketing
BA 749 International Finance
MG 785 International Organizational Behaviour
BA 780 International Travel Experience


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 Ph.D. in Business from Capella University, an 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.

General inquiries:, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions:, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100