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Undergraduate Certificate inHuman Resource Management

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Become a leader in human capital with an HR Management certificate.

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Human resources is a dynamic and inspiring profession that is forever innovating to acclimate to our changing world. Using strategic goal setting, resource management and development, and training techniques, human resource managers support both individual employees and the organization’s culture. Professionals in the human resources field must be willing to evolve with these changes, and that means staying current on best practices.

An Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management* is a stand-alone, transcribable certificate that showcases your proficiency in helping an organization manage people. The certificate you earn at CSU-Global is recognized nationally by educational institutions and professional organizations.

Additionally, our human resource management certification is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

If you don’t have previous work experience or an education in human resources, an undergraduate certificate and SHRM certification can show employers your skills and knowledge so you get the job you want.

* This certificate is eligible for Title IV financial aid.

SHRM Certification

CSU-Global is committed to ensuring that our students remain knowledgeable and competitive in the human resources profession. In doing so, we’ve partnered with SHRM, the largest network of human resource professionals in the world. Through our partnership with SHRM, CSU-Global can offer students phenomenal enhancements to their education and career.

  • Save $150 on SHRM student memberships! As a CSU-Global student, you can join SHRM for only $40 per year. That’s a $150 discount from their regular membership fee of $190.

    Join more than 285,000 professionals around the world who rely on SHRM for their HR solutions. As a member you’ll get access to exclusive HR jobs, networking opportunities, insider information, customizable dashboard, and more resources to help you advance in the field.

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Take advantage of CSU-Global's SHRM aligned curriculum and stand out amongst the crowd when you go for a job promotion, new position, or if you’re just starting your HR career.

Career Outlook

Human resources is a rapidly growing field, which means it’s a great time to upskill with a nationally recognized Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of human resource managers is projected to grow 9% from 2014 to 2024. That growth rate is 30% higher than the average for all occupations. With more job opportunities available, you’ve got a great chance at securing the career path you deserve.

As a human resource manager you can work in almost any industry because organizations that hire employees need to provide resources like...

  • Health care.
  • Retirement planning.
  • Employee benefits.
  • Trainings.

Because our certificate in human resource management is transcribable and recognized nationally, you’ll always stand out as a committed employee who has gone the extra step to prove that your abilities exceed basic qualifications.

Career growth isn’t the only benefit of advancing in human resources; you could also earn a substantial salary. The average annual salary for human resource managers is $104,440, while training and development managers earn an average of $102,640, as reported by the BLS.

Earning a stable, six-figure salary can allow you the financial freedom you want to easily pay bills, stress less, take care of loved ones, and provide more opportunities for yourself and your future. Not only will you be earning more financially, you’ll also be accomplishing personal goals and earning the long-time career you deserve.

Program

Program Description

The Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, an 18 credit hour stand-alone program, is designed to provide a background in human resource management, staff training and development, relevant laws and employment regulations, managing organizational conflict, and negotiation among competing interests.

Students gain in-depth knowledge of human resources and corporate structure to complement bachelor’s degree program coursework.

Learning Outcomes

  • Enhance organizational performance and create effective traditional and virtual teams through motivation, organizational culture, and change management.
  • Address the legal and ethical implications of human resources and administration in an organizational setting.
  • Resolve conflict by utilizing various management styles and best practices.

Courses

  • HRM300: Principles of Human Resource Management

    Introduction to the development and management of an organization's human resources, with emphasis on planning for the screening, selection, orientation and training of employees. Additional topics include performance appraisal, compensation, benefits, equal employment opportunity, incentives and rewards. This course is a replacement course for MGT440 as of the 2013-2014 Spring-A term. Students cannot receive credit for both these courses. This class will be offered beginning Winter 2017.

  • HRM435: Creating a Diverse and Ethical Workforce

    A key responsibility of today’s human resource professional is to create a diverse workforce that is socially aware and possessed of the highest ethical disposition. In this course, students will learn how to create and promote a diverse workforce that values collaboration and teamwork, both in the traditional and virtual settings. Additionally, students will examine the ability to make reasoned, fair, and just decisions to enhance an organization’s reputation, credibility, and sustainability. For example, through the creation of a code of ethics, the employment of analytical methods, and the development of sound and logical arguments, human resource professionals can assume a leadership role in promoting the ethical conduct of the organization.

  • HRM445: Labor Relations and Employment Law

    This course provides comprehensive knowledge of labor relations and conflict resolution. Key topics include collective bargaining, negotiations, grievance and arbitration processing, and conflict resolution between management, unions, and employees. There is strong emphasis on the historical and current aspect of unions and labor relations in public and private sectors, including the developing of innovative collective bargaining and negotiation strategies that create respectful and collaborative discussions. Moreover, the ability to author and interpret union agreements and memorandum of understanding is explored. Students will work to understand the core principles of employment law which include the ability to define and apply legal terminology to employment issues and the ability to analyze legal cases and legal concepts, and will explore the legal framework for employment relationships, examine the relationship between employment law and HR policies, and examine the range of legal liability for HR.

  • HRM440: Retirement, Selection, and Employee Development

    This course provides students with a broad understanding of the innovative strategies to effectively staff, train, and develop employees. Recruiting and selecting the most talented employees is a key focus of this course, including job searching techniques, interviewing candidates, assessing the qualifications and competencies of applicants, presenting an attractive job offer, orientating new employees into the organization, and creating lifework balance within the organization. Additionally, learning the functions and duties of a position is critical to employee success; students will learn to create and promote training and developing programs to provide employees with the knowledge to competently perform their duties, thereby driving success throughout the organization.

  • HRM460: Organizational Development

    The study of organizational systems and strategies designed to drive organizational competitive advantage and enhance organizational performance. Specific focus is on systems thinking, becoming a learning organization, and continuous improvement.

  • MGT470: Conflict Management and Negotiation

    Identification and analysis of management strategies for dealing with both functional and dysfunctional conflict in the workplace. Included is a study of conflict management styles of avoidance, accommodation, collaboration, negotiation, mediation and domination.

Cost and Schedule

Cost

We understand the sacrifice needed to invest in your education. Our promise to you is an affordable, high quality education with low tuition rates, no out-of-state premiums or student fees. Best of all, the CSU-Global Tuition Guarantee ensures that your tuition rates will not increase from enrollment thru graduation. Invest in your education, career, and future without breaking the bank.

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Schedule

With 100% online classes that start monthly, you complete your coursework when it’s most convenient for you. No set class times or locations lets you continue to work full-time, take care of your family, travel the world, or whatever else you want while you invest in your education.

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