Earn Your Graduate-Level Human Resources Certificate

The Human Resources (Graduate) program focuses on the analysis of human resource management theories and development. The courses comprised will involve active engagement of management of human resource professionals toward strategic organizational goals and policy. The Human Resources (Graduate) program builds from the undergraduate certificate and the BBA in Human Resources, moving from a technical and operational focus to a strategic and policy focus that requires in-depth general management and HR management practice knowledge. Upon completion of this program, graduates may enter management level positions in human resource management or labor relations. Graduates may also continue their education and transfer courses from the certificate program to master’s degree programs.

The completion of a bachelor’s degree is required for admission to this certificate program.

Students enrolled in this graduate certificate program are required to follow courses in the sequence set out for the program.

What will I learn in this human resource certificate online program?

This program provides an in-depth knowledge of general management and HR management practices.

What careers can I pursue with this online human resources (graduate) certificate?

By building up your resume with the skills you’ll earn in this certificate program, you could pursue leadership positions in HR management and administration. Or you could pursue a graduate degree, transferring your graduate certificate credit directly into an MBA or Master of Science in Human Performance Improvement.

How long is this online Human Resources (graduate) certificate program?

At 15 credit hours, the online Human Resources (Graduate) 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 online Human Resources (graduate) certificate program 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. Scholarships are also available for those who qualify.

When can I start?

Courses begin on a monthly basis, 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 (Graduate) (Certificate Program)

Human Resources (Graduate) Certificate Program Outcomes

After successfully completing Grantham University’s human resource (graduate) certificate program, you will be able to:

  • Analyze an approach for human resource management and diagram human resource planning
  • Implement strategic organizational change for increased quality, productivity and employee satisfaction
  • Compare and contrast compensation system(s) toward employee motivation
  • Identify principles for developing, using and conserving human resources
  • Illustrate the strategic role of the human resource manager in performing functions of recruitment, hiring, training and career development in an organization
University Professional Outcomes

Grantham University prepares students to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these five critical life skills into the Human Resources Graduate Certificate Program 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

Human Resources (Graduate) (Certificate Program)

Grantham University’s 100% online, professionally-relevant coursework is designed to help you prepare for your next career.

Program Core Credits: 16
Total Credit Hours: 16
Accreditation(s): DEAC
Program Core: 16
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: GU500 Title: Graduate Student Success Credits: 1
  This course is designed to introduce the concepts of professionalism and scholarly research to new graduate students at Grantham University. Students will explore the construct of professionalism, including relevant educational requirements, ethical behavior, required experience, certification or credentialing examinations, and field-specific organizations in light of their chosen disciplines. Further, this course introduces the concepts of scholarly research as both a field of literature and as a systematic method of inquiry. Students will prepare for potential scholarly research projects that may be required in their degree programs by exploring the CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) modules and reviewing the steps to propose a research study. Throughout the course, students will demonstrate skill sets related to career success: distributed collaboration, critical thinking, effective oral and written communication, data and information literacy, and ethical b
Course: ETH560 Title: Business Ethics Credits: 3
  This course examines ethics and values in multiple contexts. It begins with an exploration of individual values and the integration of mind, body, and soul. The perspective then broadens to include corporate ethics and the role of moral leadership in business. The course concludes with an examination of ethical dilemmas created by an expanding global economy.
Course: HRM661 Title: Human Resource Strategies Credits: 3
  Students examine HR's evolving role as an important element of strategic management and as a source of competitive advantage. Course topics include diversity and effective management, change and performance management, teams and team effectiveness, and the roles and responsibilities of HR professionals, managers, and employees.
Course: HRM662 Title: Labor Relations and Management Credits: 3
  This course introduces students to the traditional approach to studying U.S. labor relations in an uncritical exploration of how the existing labor processes work: how unions are organized, how contracts are negotiated, and how grievances are resolved. Labor relations processes and work rules are simply a means to more fundamental ends or objectives. This course examines the goals or objectives of work rules to discover what motivates contemporary U.S. labor relations processes and evaluates whether these processes remain effective in the 21st century. To achieve these goals, this course will analyze the existing processes, such as, organizing, bargaining, and contract administration-as well as the major pressures on these processes- employee involvement, workplace flexibility, and globalization.
Course: MGT551 Title: Business Performance Management Credits: 3
  Students translate business performance management topics related to organizational development and performance management in a business intelligence context. This course focuses on how to drive business strategy throughout the organization through performance objectives, organization structures, and management processes, as well as how to deal with managing the performance of teams and individuals toward the achievement of performance objectives.
Course: MGT621 Title: Balanced Scorecards and Performance Dashboards Credits: 3
  Students create business intelligence tools such as balanced scorecards, performance prisms, and dashboards as tools to use in the organizational decision making process. Content in this course focuses on the advantages of each data tool and the best implementation options moving towards performance improvement. Students learn to match information needs with the most appropriate data presentation.