SHRM Aligned Masters in Human Resources Management Programs in Delaware

Nicknamed the “First State” for being the first of the 13 colonies to sign the United States Constitution way back in 1787, Delaware is also the “Small Wonder” with the second smallest land area and sixth lowest population of all states in the nation. Situated at the northeastern portion of the Delmarva Peninsula in the Northeast along the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware is famous for its historical buildings, beaches, tax-free shopping, miles of natural preserves, Blue Rocks Baseball, Dover Downs, Monster Mile, Dover Air Space Museum, and the Delaware Memorial Bridge, which is the longest twin span suspension bridge on the globe. Home to fewer than one million residents, the state is also home to just one graduate program for students interested in pursuing a career in Human Resources. The following is the only Master’s level Human Resources Management program in Delaware that has been aligned with the standards set by the SHRM.

Goldey-Beacom College

Department of Business Administration

Conveniently located within a short distance from the metropolitan hubs of Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York City, Goldey-Beacom College is a comprehensive, private academic institution located just outside of Wilmington in the beautiful Pike Creek Valley of Delaware. Home to more than 1,600 students from 19 states and over 60 international countries, GBC is well-known for providing high-quality education at an affordable tuition rate to break down the barrier to enrollment. With the benefit of individualized attention in small class sizes, students build strong ties with full-time faculty members who all have the highest degree in their field. The GBC Department of Business Administration is particularly renowned for having a high job placement rate over 90 percent within months of graduation and a high job satisfaction rate too!

Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a Concentration in Human Resources Management

Based on the education standards and competencies provided by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM), the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program with a concentration in Human Resource Management is designed for professionals with a desire to work in human resource functions of organizations in various corporate settings. Within the 36-credit program, students gain valuable knowledge in Financial Management, Quantitative Foundations, Corporate Finance, Managerial Economics, Accounting, Strategic Management, Decision Modeling, and Marketing. Upon completion of the program, students are able to demonstrate strong leadership abilities with a heightened awareness of social responsibility and ethics to lead a successful career within the field.


  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
  • International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)
  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • State of Delaware Department of Public Instruction

Contact Information

4701 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 998-8814
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