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Program Overview

Advance your career in business by earning your master’s in Management with a concentration in Global Business Management or Human Resources Analytics from The University of Alabama. Designed for current and aspiring managers, the 100% online coursework will expand your skill set, helping you lead and manage people and projects effectively in a variety of areas. Students in both concentrations will have the opportunity to explore issues, strategies and methodologies in management, human resources, finance, global business, business ethics and more!

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Prepare to Lead in a Diverse Environment

At The University of Alabama Online, you’ll have the opportunity to study the ever-changing landscape of management, global business operations and human resources, learning how to support your organization’s mission and optimize resources and processes. Students who select the Global Business Management concentration will graduate with an understanding of how globalization has changed management in today’s society and how to lead diverse teams and develop talent effectively and inclusively. In addition, you will have broad knowledge in areas that are key to succeeding in a global market, including export/import strategy, critical thinking, data analysis and project management.

Students pursuing the Human Resources Analytics concentration will learn to leverage data-driven talent assessment, acquisition, development and management techniques to provide a strategic advantage in employee and organization performance. Graduates of this program will be well-positioned to offer this critical skill set to human resources departments and consulting firms.

The University of Alabama’s online master’s is AACSB accredited, a benchmark of quality that’s widely sought by business schools. Less than 5% of institutions worldwide have earned this achievement.

  • Application DeadlineApplications accepted year round
  • Fees$286 Culverhouse graduate fee (per course)
  • RankingRanked 10th for best online graduate business programs by U.S. News & World Report (2020)
  • AccreditationAssociation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)


The online MA in Management curriculum prepares employees to be leaders in their organization by approaching management issues from a global mindset with a commitment to making a positive impact on society. The program consists of 30 hours of coursework. No thesis is required.

Please note that courses are subject to change.

Core Requirements, MA in Management

  • MGT 517 Leadership & Ethics
  • MGT 537 Strategic Human Resources Management
  • AC 506 Concepts of Financial Management Accounting
  • IBA 550 Global Business
  • GBA 525 Business Policy (Global Capstone Project)

Requirements for Global Business Management Concentration

  • IBA 555 Global Marketing Management
  • IBA 560 Advanced Export/Import Strategy
  • ST 560 Statistical Methods

Requirements for Human Resources Analytics Concentration

  • MGT 531 Employee Recruitment, Selection and Placement
  • MGT 534 Training and Development
  • MGT 539 Work Flow Analytics

Two Electives From the Following

  • EC 500 Managerial Economics
  • FI 504 Foundations of Financial Management
  • MGT 523 Effective Negotiations
  • MGT 531 Employee Recruitment, Selection and Placement
  • MGT 534 Training and Development
  • MGT 539 Work Flow Analytics
  • MGT 582 New Venture Development
  • MKT 510 Product Design Marketing Strategy
  • MKT 530 Advanced Marketing Analysis
  • MKT 531 Consumer Insights
  • MKT 537 Personal Selling
  • MKT 540 Introduction to Digital and Social Media Marketing
  • MKT 542 Digital and Social Media Analytics
  • MKT 543 Advanced Digital and Social Media Projects and Studies
  • MKT 587 Advanced Market Strategies
  • OM 500 Management Science & Spreadsheet Modeling
  • OM 517 Supply Chain Modeling & Analysis
  • OM 522 Operations Scheduling Problems
  • OM 523 Inventory Management
  • OM 524 Mfg Sched & Control Systems
  • OM 525 Effective Quality Management
  • OM 527 Purchasing and Sourcing
  • OM 540 Systems Simulation
  • ST 521 Statistical Data Management
  • ST 531 Data Mining I
  • Or other Director approved elective course



In addition to the minimum Graduate School admission requirements, to be considered for regular admission an application must include:

  • A resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • A GRE score of at least 300 (verbal + quantitative) or a GMAT score of at least 500. Test score waivers may be granted if the applicant, 1) already has a graduate degree from an accredited university, or 2) has at least 5 years of substantial management experience.

Students who do not meet these requirements, but who excel in other areas, may be considered for Admission with Permission to Continue.


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