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Certificate in Human Resources Management

Become a Confident HR Leader


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 8 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $4,300

Next start date:

March 28, 2022

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About this Program

Human resources professionals make a difference — their role is a mission-critical aspect of any organization. Whether it’s recruiting the best talent, coordinating staff training, developing and enforcing employment policies or shaping compensation and benefits, HR professionals perform vital functions that directly impact a company’s health and success.

In this five-course certificate program, you’ll expand your human resources skill set and go from process-focused practitioner to business-enhancing partner. We’ll cover how to effectively identify and manage workplace challenges and sensitive issues. You’ll develop your strategic thinking and planning abilities and sharpen your presentation skills. Prepare for industry certification, discover how to increase your value and visibility in your current organization, and network with industry leaders to advance your career.

▸ Related Article: How to Become a Human Resources Manager


Human resources professionals and others with managerial experience who want to advance into human resources management roles. 

Those interested in entering the HR field should consider taking the Certificate in Human Resources Essentials.

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Alumni Spotlight

Nicole Bowers, a graduate of the Certificate in Human Resources Management, explains how the program helped her reboot her career after a layoff and find a job she loves.

Duration: 01:45


  • Methods and policies for managing employee relations
  • Best practices for training and staff development initiatives
  • Strategies for and key considerations in hiring and workforce planning
  • How to use people analytics to inform HR decision making
  • The relationships between compensation, benefits, reward systems and performance reviews


  • Create training and staff development content
  • Complete group projects based on real-life HR scenarios
  • Practice public speaking


This program covers material required for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification exam.

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Closed Sessions

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