Human Resource Management Certificate

The U.S. Department of Labor projects there will be about 4,000,000 new jobs by 2018. As such, a human resource management certificate will help you assume an important role in the HR department of the future. The battle for talent in most industries will never go away, and this certificate will help you put your company at the top of the talent success story list. You will be recognized for the value you add to your organization. In addition, the final course you take will help prepare you for the professional accreditation exam in the field of human resource management. That accreditation continues to grow in stature among American business leaders.

Class Formats:
  • Alternating weekend classes on the main campus
  • Online

Full-time professionals are available to discuss the human resource management certificate curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.672.7223 Ext. 25168 or contact our Enrollment Services Staff.

Required Courses

Total credits: 16
HRM 5030 Managing Human Resources  
HRM 5260 Employee Relations  
HRM 5365 Talent Management  
HRM 5375 Total Compensation  
HRM 5302 Human Resource Capstone & Certificate Preparation  

Course Descriptions

HRM 5030     Managing Human Resources  (3 cr.)

Students will gain a working knowledge of planning, organizing, and managing human resource systems; and will gain hands-on abilities to design, direct, and assess human resource systems in enhancing relationships with internal and external customers, leading to organizational effectiveness.

HRM 5260     Employee Relations  (3 cr.)

An in-depth examination of labor relations, covering collective bargaining, contract negotiation, contract administration, mediation, arbitration, and other types of dispute resolution case problems based on actual situations that are utilized to acquaint students with union-management relations. Prerequisite: HRM 5375

HRM 5365     Talent Management  (3 cr.)

This course focuses on the strategies and tools that human resource professionals use to create organizational excellence by identifying high quality talent; creation of technological strategies to recruit high quality talent; development of systems that will provide highest levels of both personal and professional development and growth within the organization; creation of promotional and cross-functional systems that will talent strength the organization; development of retention strategies that tie rewards to performance of talent; creation of workforce planning systems that will provide succession planning of best talent within the organization; and utilization of technological systems to support these functions within human resources planning. Prerequisite: HRM 5030 or HRM 5381.

HRM 5375     Total Compensation  (3 cr.)

This course examines the strategies and options available to maintain employee health, as well as compensation administration. Job evaluation, incentive systems, and work sampling will be considered. A strong course focus will be on pay for performance. Innovative approaches that have been used by a variety of organizations will be studied. Prerequisite: HRM 5030 or HRM 5381

HRM 5302     Human Resource Capstone & Certificate Preparation  (4 cr.)

As the last course in the HRM curriculum, this course provides a unique learning experience, reviewing and integrating all the student has learned. All aspects of HRM are addressed. This course also prepares students to sit for certification exams. Considerable time is spent simulating the exam experience. Prerequisites: HRM 5260, HRM 5365 and HRM 5375.

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