Human Resources Management Certificate

The Human Resources Management certificate is designed according to the human resources body of knowledge defined by the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). This certification enhances HR professionals’ skills as innovative leaders and effective problem-solvers.


Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations (3 credits)

This course examines the principles and laws of collective bargaining and labor relations, as well as the reasoning involved in the collective bargaining process. Today’s workplace is also in a state of rapid change and is becoming more complex and competitive. Negotiations do not end when a settlement is reached and an agreement is signed. This course focuses on collective bargaining as a continuous process consisting of contract negotiations, administration, interpretation and—sometimes—arbitration.

Strategic Compensation: A Human Resources Management Approach (3 credits)

This course is designed to provide a solid understanding of the art and science of compensation practices. Compensation systems can promote an organization’s competitive advantages when properly aligned with strategic goals. This course is designed to enhance each student’s knowledge, skill and analytical ability in the area of strategic compensation practices.

Human Resource Development (3 credits)

The overall intent of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of human resource development—and how to successfully apply this knowledge in support of organizational goals and objectives. Course content includes adult learning and development, gap analysis, learning objectives, needs assessment, developing and delivering training curriculum based on adult learning theory, and the evaluation of programs.