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) certificate 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 18 credit hours, the online Human Resources (Graduate) Certificate program is designed to be completed in 12 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
Core Professional Competencies

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

  • Communication – Formulating and expressing thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and non-verbal communication skills in person, in writing and in a digital world.
  • Distributed Collaboration – Working effectively across distributed locations and asynchronously to achieve a common goal through relationship-building, shared responsibility, empathy and respect.
  • Professional and Social Responsibilities – Engaging in social responsibility through seeking justice, valuing diversity, respecting the environment; demonstrating professionalism through integrity, mutual accountability and ethical behavior. This includes considering the social and global impact of individual and organizational decisions and an awareness of and adherence to regulations, professional standards and industry best practices.
  • Critical thinking/problem solving – Using analytical reasoning when gathering and evaluating relevant information to effectively formulate possible solutions for an issue, problem or a variety of issues. This includes the ability to recognize potential consequences of a decision.
  • Career Management – Identifying knowledge, skills, abilities and personal strengths and experiences necessary to pursue career goals. Recognizing areas for professional growth, how to navigate and explore job options and to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.
  • Data Aptitude - Developing information literacy and the capacity to manage data with subsequent finding, structuring, evaluating and interpreting in order to provide meaningful analysis to accomplish a specific purpose.

Human Resources (Graduate) (Certificate Program)

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

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT:
Program Core Credits: 18
Total Credit Hours: 18
Accreditation(s): DEAC
Program Core: 18
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: HRM661 Title: Human Resource Strategies Credits: 3
  This course examines 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: MGT517 Title: Organizational Behavior Credits: 3
  This advanced course discusses how businesses run on hardware, software and human capital more than ever before. This course focuses on the people in the organization and how they work and behave in the work environment. It examines the behavior of individuals, the dynamics of teamwork and the processes of small groups, decision-making, problem solving, conflict management and ways to eliminate barriers to effective communications within the workplace.
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: 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. Further, students examine 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
  This course translates 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: HRM699 Title: Capstone Performance Project Credits: 3
  This course synthesizes and articulates comprehensive problem-solving abilities as performance improvement experts. Students customize a project, execute it and write the results in a final project.

This program is not approved for Federal Student Aid (Title IV) educational benefits