Human Resources (Certificate)

Earn an Online Human Resources Certificate

The HR field has grown beyond recruiting and putting together benefits packages. Today’s HR managers, specialists and recruiters must be able to manage resources in sync with the overall purpose of their organizations. In other words, they need a post-secondary education. Make your start in this essential area of business with a certificate in Human Resources from Grantham University.

What will I learn in this human resources online certificate program?
This program focuses on the application of human resource management, giving you a solid foundation in HR-related strategies. You’ll examine a number of areas, including business ethics, workforce diversity, privacy rights and HR planning.

What careers can I pursue with online Human Resources certificate?
This certificate program is designed to help you pursue a career in HR leadership in your industry of choice – private or public sectors.

Here’s something for your resume: SHRM alignment! Coursework for this program has been acknowledged by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to fully align with SHRM’s HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

How long is this Human Resources online certificate program?
At 16 credit hours, the online Human Resources Certificate program is designed to be completed in 8 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take each term.

How much will this certificate program in human resources cost?
The undergraduate rate is $265 per credit hour – lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?
Courses begin weekly, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

Human Resources Certificate Program Outcomes
After successfully completing this online human resources certificate program, you will be able to:

  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of the various forms of business
  • Determine an employer's obligations to reasonably accommodate protected classes of employees
  • Differentiate between employers' reasonable actions and employees' privacy rights
  • Define human resource management and outline human resource planning
  • Explain the importance of business ethics and workforce diversity in human resource management and how they are opportunities for effective management

University Professional Outcomes
Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – competence in effective written and oral communication
  • Critical Thinking – ability to analyze problems, reflectively process information and formulate solutions
  • Respect for Diversity – awareness of and appreciation for varieties of human experiences and social structures
  • Professional, Ethical and Social Responsibilities – responsibility to the greater societal good and an applied ethical framework in decision making
  • Lifelong Learning – definition for and acquisition of a continuing pursuit of educational needs throughout their professional lives

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Learn how an online degree from Grantham could change your life and ignite your career success. Our online classes are a great fit for active duty military, veterans, military spouses, military personnel, high school graduates, government employees, etc. Contact us at (888) 947-2684 to find out more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities and enrollment process.

Course Highlights & Curriculum

Textbook Information

Full curriculum

Course Title Credits
GU100 Student Success 1
BA101 Introduction to Business 3
BA260 Business Law I 3
BA340 Human Resource Management 3
BA370 Employment Law 3
BA471 Developing Human Resources 3
Program and core: 16
Electives (0): 0
Total: 16

Additional online degree details

Degree level: Certificate
Delivery method: Online
Availability: Available

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