Human Resource Management Certificate

Gain a general overview of the basic aspects of human resource management. Geared to individuals who are new or who have never received formal training in human resources, this series will cover all of the topics that are integral to building a solid program.

You may attend one workshop at a time or attend them all (8 full days over an academic year) and receive the Human Resource Management Certificate upon completion.


You will be eligible to receive the certificate upon completion of all workshops within a 2 year period.

Students who enroll on a for-credit basis must earn a minimum of 2.0 GPA.

Program Fees


Complete certificate (48 hours): $977 ($119/6-hour session + transcript fee)

Individual Workshops (not enrolled in Certificate): 1 day - $139; 2-day - $278

For more information on this certificate please contact Brenda Dalpiaz.

For Academic Credit:

Tuition for BUS 499/sec 915

Certificate fees may apply.

Required Courses Expand All

Introduction to Human Resources

This workshop provides an overview of the field, with topics such as workforce planning, compensation and benefits, employee relations and diversity, risk management, organizational and employee development, business management strategy, ethics and social responsibility, managing stress, and resolving conflict in the workplace. Participants will become familiar with concepts that will be explored in greater depth throughout the certificate.

Compensation and Staffing Management

This two-day training addresses the areas of compensation, benefits, and staffing management (workforce planning, recruitment process, hiring, job posting, job descriptions, setting up a review process, the life cycle of an employee, behavioral interviewing techniques, and employer branding). Participants will develop a working understanding of the terminology and functions of these aspects of human resource management.

Employee Relations

This two-day training addresses conflict resolution in the workplace, performance management, employee relations, and workplace culture. Participants will develop knowledge and competencies in assessment of conflict, awareness of conflict styles, handling conflict in the context of a performance review, the role of the HR office in dealing with conflict, as well as compliance-related topics.

Risk Management

This workshop will explore the various aspects of risk management from the HR perspective, including identifying risks (such as financial uncertainty, legal liabilities, security and data risks, safety, and natural disasters) and developing risk management strategies.

Leadership, Ethics and Social Responsibility

This workshop will examine the role of HR in supporting the organization's organizational strategy, including topics such as leadership, mission/vision/values, HR's role in strategic planning, and ethics and social responsibility.

Emerging Topics in HR Management

This workshop provides multiple perspectives on current and emerging topics in the field, such as work life, workforce planning, diversity in the workforce, moving from a transactional to a strategic business model, virtual HR offices and decentralization versus centralized departments, and leveraging external resources.


Credit seeking students should contact Danielle Fagen