Human Resource Management Certificate

This is your opportunity to

  • Complete your program in as little as eight months
  • Access complete program benefits designed for busy adult professionals.
  • Learn from dedicated professional faculty with extensive backgrounds in this industry.
  • Have access to a Career Coach who can help you each step of the way.
  • The educational backgrounds of human resource workers vary considerably, reflecting the diversity of duties and levels of responsibility.
  • College graduates and those who have earned certification should have the best job and advancement opportunities.
  • Human resources occupations require strong interpersonal skills.

Overall employment is projected to grow by 22 percent between 2008 and 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations. The duties given to entry-level workers will vary, depending on whether the new workers have a degree in human resource management, have completed an internship, or have some other type of human resources-related experience. Entry-level workers often enter on-the-job training programs in which they learn how to classify jobs, interview applicants, or administer employee benefits; they then are assigned to specific areas in the human resources department to gain experience. Later, they may advance to supervisory positions, overseeing a major element of the human resources program-compensation or training, for example.

According to a July 2009 salary survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, bachelor's degree candidates majoring in human resources, including labor and industrial relations, received starting offers averaging $45,170 a year.*

Human resources, training, and labor relations managers and specialists were employed in virtually every industry. About 13 percent of human resources, training, and labor relations managers and specialists were employed in administrative and support services, 11 percent in professional, scientific, and technical services, 10 percent in healthcare and social assistance, and 9 percent in finance and insurance firms. About 12,900 managers and specialists were self-employed, working as consultants to public and private employers.*

* Source: BLS, 2011

MGT 111 3 credits Introduction to Business Organization
MGT 204 3 credits Training and Development
ACC 216 3 credits Employment Law
MGT 265 3 credits Human Resources Management
MGT 275 3 credits Labor-Management Relations
MGT 280 3 credits Organizational Behavior
  18 Total Credits