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Human Resource Management

Certificate

Recruit, train and support employees

Earn your human resource certification and gain a solid foundation in labor relations, benefits and compensation. After completion, you may go on to work in senior- and executive-level HR jobs.

In this certification program, you'll expand on the skills you learned in your undergraduate studies. Plus, the program allows you to acquire the knowledge and skills you desire without the commitment of a full MBA program.

What you’ll learn in this certificate program

  • Labor relations and human resources
  • Benefits and compensation management
  • Leadership and management of organizations

Curriculum & requirements

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Career opportunities

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Estimated tuition per credit

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Beyond the classroom

Step outside the classroom and enjoy hands-on learning opportunities and real-world experiences.

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Learning is more than sitting in a classroom 

Complete one three-week J-Term course and explore innovative ideas, topics and experiential learning. 

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Human resource courses

As a student in the human resource certification program, you are required to complete four courses (12 credits). The 12 credits earned from the certificate courses can be transferred to the MBA degree program should you decide to pursue an MBA degree within 1–2 years after completion of the certificate.

MBA 600: Leadership and Management of Organizations Get introduced to leading thinkers in business today and to influential theories and approaches to contemporary business issues. Organizational styles, innovation and change, globalization and technology are among the issues analyzed to determine best practices for leaders and managers. Learn how to apply these ideas, theories and strategies to analyses of case studies and to examples from your own professional life.

MBA 605: Managing Human Resources Study human resource management in the corporate environment. Focus on topics encompassing planning, recruitment, training and development, appraising performance measures, incentive awards, employee benefits, safety and health and how to create a high-performance work environment by a team of individuals.

MBA 606: Labor Relations Address labor-management relations in managing human resources. Explore a wide range of issues such as labor law, employee and management rights and responsibilities, collective bargaining/negotiation, impasse resolution (mediation, fact-finding, and arbitration), contract administration, employee disciplinary actions and grievance process management.

MBA 607: Benefits and Compensation Management Study management of employee benefits, incentives, pay and compensation systems, insurance and occupational safety, law and regulations on employee benefits, retirement benefits and alternative methods of employee reward systems.

HR jobs and careers

With this human resource certificate program, you will develop important leadership skills needed to move ahead and compete for higher level human resource jobs, such as:

  • Front office manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Employee relations manager
  • Employee compensation and benefits manager
  • Recruiter/employment and placement manager
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