Human Resources (Certificate Program)

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)

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

Human Resources (Certificate Program)

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

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT:
Program Core Credits: 16
Total Credit Hours: 16
Accreditation(s): DEAC

Textbook Information

Program Core: 16
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: GU100 Title: Student Success Credits: 1
  This required one-credit hour course introduces Grantham students to various strategies for learning and helps develop skills essential for succeeding in an online education program. Students complete selfassessments to become familiar with their learning styles and how to use their learning styles in online studies. Students successfully completing this course are more proficient in time management, reading skills, writing techniques, memory abilities, and test-taking strategies. Students learn how to navigate within Grantham University's online course learning environment, submit assignments, and where to go for academic assistance. GU100 is normally taken with level 100 or 200 courses that offer the most common challenges in working in an online learning environment. Students complete assignments in both courses simultaneously as a learning strategy for general education and entry-level knowledge acquisition while developing successful online study skills. Successful completion of G
Course: BA101 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: BA260 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: BA340 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 particular importance is the examination of such areas as technology, international staffing, and global competition.
Course: BA370 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: BA471 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.