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Certificate in Human Resource Management

Recruit Yourself for a New HR Career

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The backbone of any business is its employees. Without fulfilled workers, businesses fail. Companies need great managers who understand people, their behaviors, and motivations to drive employee engagement. Develop human relations knowledge and skills vital to the success of any manager with a certificate in human resource management from Post University. As a graduate of this program, you could secure entry or advanced-level employment as a human resource associate, human resource manager, benefits coordinator, payroll administrator, or training and development manager.

In our HR management program, you will explore the standards of performance that are expected of managers and employees, with special attention paid to the importance of supportive relationships between employees and their organizations. Topics covered will include communication dynamics, human resource systems, and labor and employment law. You will also build your leadership skills during your core coursework, and then choose any three of the following electives based on your interests:

  • General Occupational Safety and Health
  • Managing Culture and International Human Resources
  • Managing a Diverse Workforce
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Training and Development

Upon completion of your HR management courses, you will be able to incorporate essential principles of management in public and private, profit and nonprofit organizations of all sizes.


Certificate in Human Resource Management
Normal Time for Completion: 8 Months
This program is offered online, evenings, and weekends.

Students pursuing a Certificate in Human Resource Management will learn how to successfully meet challenges encountered in today’s competitive business environments. Students will explore the standards of performance that are expected of managers and employees, with special attention paid to the importance of a supportive relationship between employees and their organizations. Topics covered in the coursework will include employee compensation, benefits, communication dynamics, human resource systems, and labor and employment law. Students who complete this certificate program could secure employment at entry or advanced-level in Human Resource departments as human resource associates, human resource managers, benefits coordinators, payroll administrators, and training and development managers.

Program Outcomes

  • Human Resource Management – Students will apply an understanding of the policies and practices of the primary areas of human resource management, including staffing, training, and compensation.
  • Human Resources Ethics and Compliance – Students will identify and evaluate the ethical issues and compliance practices that affect the organizations human resource environment.
4HRM201 Human Resource Management3 crs
5HRM411 Seminar in Human Resource Management3 crs
6MGT105 Principles of Management3 crs
8Choose three of the following electives:s
9ENV315 Environmental Health and Safety3 crs
10IBA325 Managing Cultural and International3 crs
11Human Resources
12HRM305 Managing a Diverse Workplace3 crs
13HRM307 Compensation and Benefits3 crs

The University reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The University will notify students of any changes officially through the university website.

For full course descriptions please refer to the University Catalog for the current Academic Year.

Because you will learn from professors with practical experience, you will be more prepared for the real world when you graduate. At Post University, we take a personal interest in your success. That’s why we only hire experienced professionals in their fields and provide you with one-on-one support every step of your educational journey, whether you earn your HR certificate online or at our Waterbury, Connecticut, campus. Flexible day, evening and weekend options are available to fit your schedule.

Turn over a new leaf in your career. Contact us to enroll in our HR management program now.

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