What is Human Resources?

In an increasingly competitive global marketplace, leaders know that people are an organization's most critical resource. Bottom-line business success depends on the quality of its employees and the effectiveness of employee relations. The Lindner Master of Arts in Human Resources (MAHR) program prepares students for leadership roles in managing people and building employee capabilities.

MAHR graduates serve in a variety of organizations such as General Electric, Macy's, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, UC Health, and many smaller firms.

See the program website:   http://business.uc.edu/graduate/masters/ma-human-resources.html

Admission Requirements

  • Official GRE or GMAT scores
  • Academic transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Resume
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS scores (international applicants only)

Our most successful graduates come with focused interest in the Human Resources function, excellent written and oral communication skills, and a deep interest in people. The ability to use data to address HR issues is also emerging as critical to success in HR.

Students from the Lindner MAHR program have positions with titles such as HR Director, HR Manager, HR Generalist, Director of Talent Acquisition, Benefits Director, and Compensation Manager. The Lindner Career Services office is available to assist MAHR students with placement upon graduation.

The degree of Master of Arts in Human Resources is granted to those who satisfactorily complete the required course work, carrying a minimum GPA of 3.0 or more. The degree must be completed within five years of acceptance into the program. All students must contract for graduation and be enrolled for at least one credit hour of study during the academic year of graduation.

Students can transfer up to 12 semester hours of graduate credit from an AACSB accredited university. The course must have been taken within the past five years, with a grade of B or better. Courses must be approved by the academic director.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


The Carl H. Lindner College of Business holds AACSB accreditation. AACSB International business accreditation is an achievement earned only by programs of the highest caliber.  Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review.  Less than one-third of U.S. business school programs and only 15% of business school programs worldwide meet the rigorous standards of AACSB International accreditation.