People are an organization’s most valuable resource — retaining them is invaluable. In as little as seven months, our Human Resource Management Certificate (Undergraduate) can help you gain the skills to break into this important field and manage both people and processes. Courses are just 5 weeks long, so they won’t get in the way of your busy life.
This course explores the critical role of human resources in achieving business results. The course will help students to have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of human resource management and its strategic relevance in business today. This course will provide students with a critical perspective on the development of human capital in the context of a unified system of attracting, retaining and developing talent that creates and supports the vision and values of the organization. Students will develop an understanding of the critical business implications for human resource professionals today.
This course provides an overview of federal statutes and state-regulated areas that affect the personnel function. Among topics addressed are EEO and affirmative action, OSHA, ERISA, FMLA, and ADA; employee privacy issues (polygraph testing, drug and alcohol testing, employer searching and monitoring); and wrongful discharge.
This course explores topics in basic total compensation design and decision-making. It will provide the student with knowledge required for planning, developing, and administering total compensation programs that are compliant with government laws and regulations. Topics include: wage decisions, budgeting, benefits, incentive plans, and retirement plans.
This course introduces students to risk management in a human resources department context. The course introduces basic risk management concepts that the student can apply to HR responsibilities of an organization to avoid or mitigate potential liabilities. Topics will include health and safety, security, crisis management, legal compliance, employment, and discrimination issues.
This course explores the role and relevance of employee development in today's business environment. This course will also provide students with a thorough understanding of the legalities impacting employee development, the strategic role that employee development plays in an organization, and the impact education has on employee motivation. The course will also explore methods of program design, development, and assessment.
This course focuses on strategic HR management and key issues that are opportunities and challenges for the HR function. The course explores how to align human resource management (HRM) with the business strategies and emerging issues facing business, and to understand the HRM competencies and leadership skills necessary to be a true strategic business partner. Students will examine what strategic HRM planning is and how to do it, as well as learning how to manage the necessary change in emerging business environments. The course will define the new roles and expectations of companies for the HRM functions.
HRM/300T: FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
MGT/434T: EMPLOYMENT LAW
HRM/324T: TOTAL COMPENSATION
HRM/420T: HUMAN RESOURCE RISK MANAGEMENT
HRM/326T: EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT
HRM/498T: STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND EMERGING ISSUES
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