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Are you interested in a career in human resource management or need a stronger background in the context of human resources than in the past?

Many organizations now require their human resource staff to hold some type of certification for advancement. This five course certificate can help get you there by giving you the knowledge of some of the various elements of human resource management.

This certificate will educate you on the key functions of human resource management, including recruiting, training, performance appraisals, motivating employees, workplace communication, workplace safety and compensation.


Earn your certificate in five online courses. Students generally complete their coursework in one year.

The following courses are required in order to pursue this concentration:

  • Principles of Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Compensation Administration
  • Workforce Planning, Recruitment and Selection

Track your progress and review course requirements with this certificate course checklist.

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Certificate Application

Certificate Application

Please fill out the form below and an Isenberg advisor will contact you soon. Successful applicants will have completed 24 credits of college level course work or have at least 2 years relevant work experience.

Application for Certificate ProgramsApplication Form


Class fees for University + session classes are charged per credit. Per credit fees vary based on course and program. Exact costs can be found in the Restrictions/Notes section on the class in Spire.

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Cheryl Hachey
Program Information Specialist, Undergraduate Online
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