Human Resource Management Certificate (Undergraduate)

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Gain specialized HR skills

Even in today’s automated world, a company’s best resource is its people — its human resources. Learn the skills to be effective in this growing field with an undergraduate Human Resource Management Certificate. Developed by our academic team and subject matter experts, the courses in this certificate program are aligned with standards set by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

In this Human Resource Management Certificate program, you’ll learn:

  • Fundamentals of human resource management
  • An overview of employment law
  • Strategies for attracting, retaining and developing talent
  • How to develop compensation packages
  • Risk management strategies

Course length:

5 weeks

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Requirements and prerequisites

You’ll need 18 credits from a set of required courses to complete this certificate program. Required courses may vary based on previous experience, training or transferable credits.

Transfer credits

Earn your certificate faster. Transfer eligible college credits or, if you have an industry or professional certification, such as a Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®), you may be able to apply to have relevant experience evaluated for potential college credit. Contact an enrollment representative at 844.YES.UOPX for more information.

Core courses

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Fundamentals Of Human Resource Management hrm300
Employment Law mgt434
Total Compensation hrm324
Human Resource Risk Management hrm420
Employee Development hrm326
Strategic Human Resource Management And Emerging Issues hrm498

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Learn on your schedule

Designed to fit the lives of working adults, our certificate program can be completed in short, manageable, 5-week courses.

Gain practical training

Courses in this certificate program are aligned with the competency model developed by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Take the next step

It’s time to let your education prepare you for the next phase of your career. You’ve got the will. And by taking one course at a time toward a Human Resource Management Certificate, you’ve got the way.

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