Human Performance Technology

Online MBA Degree from an Accredited Leader in Adult Education


Excelsior College is one of only a few accredited colleges nationwide to offer an online Master of Business Administration (Human Performance Technology).

An emerging field, human performance technology uses innovative theories and techniques to improve individual and organizational productivity. As a new field, HPT is ripe for rapid advancement. You can move quickly to the forefront of this fast-growing discipline with an MBA. And you'll enjoy all of Excelsior's traditional advantages:

  • Convenient online courses that you can fit easily into your schedule.
  • Generous credit-transfer policies that speed you toward an MBA by building on your prior education.
  • A 40-year track record as a national leader in distance learning and adult education.
  • Affordable tuition and flexible payment options that help you fit the MBA into your budget.  (How much will an MBA degree with concentration in human performance technology cost? Get the hard numbers.)

Find out how Excelsior's online MBA degree programs can fast forward your career.

Get a Head Start in Human Performance Technology

Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. To learn more about the MSCHE accreditation programs and specialized accreditations, see our accreditation page.

Excelsior's MBA concentration in human performance technology uses a cutting-edge interdisciplinary approach that draws upon psychology, HR management, organizational behavior, and other fields of study.

Working closely with an academic advisor, you can customize the human performance technology concentration to your interests, experience, and career objectives. The program integrates:

  • Learning modules developed by the International Society for Performance Improvement.
  • Graduate-level courses from other accredited distance learning institutions.

See the full degree requirements for Excelsior's online MBA programs.

Upon completion of an Excelsior College Master of Business Administration, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Analyze real-world business problems and generate recommendations for action.
  2. Integrate accounting, marketing, finance, management, and economics into strategic business analysis.
  3. Assess the impact of the global business environment on business situations.
  4. Apply quantitative methods to analysis of business situations.
  5. Perform ethically and professionally in business and society.
  6. Communicate effectively to relevant audiences orally and in written materials.
  7. Collaborate in teams to produce required deliverables.
  8. Apply project management skills to business situations.
  9. Assess the ethical implications of actions for diverse stakeholders.

The MBA requires 36 - 51 credits, depending on a student's prior learning. Students may transfer in up to 24 approved credits. The program has 5 foundation requirements that can be waived on the basis of prior upper level undergraduate study in the relevant areas. Approved undergraduate courses must be no older than 10 years, with a grade of B or better. The foundation requirements are:

  • Ethics
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Quantitative Analysis

Any waivers will be counted as part of the 24 credits allowed in transfer. See catalog for further details.

See the credit requirements in chart form.

Masters of Business Administration
MBA with concentration in Human Resource Management
MBA with concentration in Leadership

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IACBE Specialized Accreditation

Excelsior College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), 11374 Strang Line Rd., Lenexa, KS 66215; 913-631-3009; The IACBE is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). The business programs in the following degrees are accredited by the IACBE: Bachelor of Science in Business and Master of Business Administration.

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