Human Resources (Certificate Program)

The Human Resources Certificate program focuses on the application of human resource management. Upon completion of this certificate program, graduates may enter entry-level positions in human resource management or labor relations. Graduates may also continue their education and transfer courses from the certificate program to associate and/or bachelor’s degree programs such as business management, business administration, human resource management or multidisciplinary studies.

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

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 18 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 Human Resources online 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 monthly, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about the Human Resources Certificate Program, our other accredited degree programs. We are also available to provide information about financial assistance opportunities, and to answer your questions about the enrollment process.

Human Resources (Certificate Program)

Human Resources Certificate Program Outcomes

At the successful completion of the program, the student should be able to:

  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of the various forms of business
  • Explain the importance of business ethics and workforce diversity in human resource management and how they are opportunities for effective management
  • Determine an employer’s obligation 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
University Professional Outcomes

Grantham prepares students for success in a variety of professional and civic settings. The Human Resources Certificate Program curriculum incorporates these five critical life skills:

  • 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 (Certificate Program)

Grantham University’s 100% online and professionally-relevant coursework is designed to help you prepare for you a successful career.

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT:
Program Core Credits: 18
Total Credit Hours: 18
Accreditation(s): DEAC
Program Core: 18
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: GU101 Title: Student Success Credits: 3
  This course provides students with the foundation of knowledge and skills needed for today's online college environment. Students will explore their own preparedness for online learning through examination and analysis of their own skills, traits, and behaviors. In addition, students will acclimate to the online college environment through specifically-designed activities which provide opportunities to acquire necessary skills, behaviors, and understandings which are essential for academic success.
Course: BUS101 Title: Introduction to Business Credits: 3
  This introductory course provides students with a practical and concrete explanation of the concepts of business. Concepts, principles and operations of the private enterprise system are identified in this course. Students compare and contrast sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations, and they learn the advantages and disadvantages of each. This course also discusses the functions of modern business management, marketing, and ethics and social responsibility. Human resource management is described, as well as how employers can motivate their employees. Bookkeeping, accounting, financial management and financial statements are also examined.
Course: LAW220 Title: Business Law I Credits: 3
  This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the law that affects business operations including the topics of torts, contracts, commercial paper, and sales. New developments that affect the legal environment of business are presented from all three sources of law: statutes, regulations, and case law. The student will gain a thorough understanding of law that governs business and will gain an understanding of how new developments in technology affect business law.
Course: HRM340 Title: Human Resource Management Credits: 3
  This course provides students with a comprehensive review of the concepts and techniques associated with strategic human resource management (HRM) in an emerging global context. Key issues examined are the legal, ethical, and regulatory nature of the business environment. Also studied are the specific technical areas of job evaluation, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits, training and development, performance appraisal and employee relations. Of importance is the examination of such areas as technology, international staffing, and global competition.
Course: HRM370 Title: Employment Law Credits: 3
  This course provides the student with a basic understanding of law that affects business in the area of employment, including employment relationship and procedure, employment discrimination, and government regulation of employment. New developments affecting the legal environment of employment are presented from all three sources of law: statutes, regulations, and case law. The student will gain a thorough understanding of employment law that governs business and how new developments affect employment law.
Course: HRM476 Title: Developing Human Resources Credits: 3
  In this course, students develop targeted skills using human resource systems as a management tool. Students develop expertise in creating and implementing hiring, training and reward systems. This framework includes viewing human resources as a way to enhance employee retention, development, career advancement and performance management.