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Certificate in Human Resource Management

Pursue a Human Resource Management Certificate Online at Post

woman in brown blazer speaking with man in wheelchairAs a student of our certificate in HR management, you will have the opportunity to explore the standards of performance that are expected of everyone on staff—managers and employees—with special attention paid to the importance of supportive relationships between workers and their organizations. Core coursework for your certificate program covers communication dynamics, human resource systems, and labor and employment law. From there, you will have the opportunity to customize your program to your interests with three elective courses in areas like environmental health, compensation and benefits, training and development, and managing cultural differences in the workplace.

What Could I Do with this Certificate in HR Management?

Coursework for your undergraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management is designed to help you better understand the roles and responsibilities involved in the HR field, from HR professionals to human resource managers to front-line managers. Your certificate program explores industry issues, from recruitment and retention techniques to employment law, and offers learning experiences you could use to build skills relevant to your HR career or to the people operations side of your management role.


Visit the University Catalog >> for Curriculum, Course Descriptions, and Program Outcomes.


Industry-Focused Curriculum for Professional Skills

Coursework for your certificate in HR management is designed to help you better understand the HR field with insights for

  • Staffing, training, compensation, and other essentials of HR management
  • Identifying and evaluating ethical issues and compliance practices
  • Applying management principles in private, public, for-profit, and non-profit organizations
  • Analyzing current issues and challenges involved in human resources

Benefits of Earning a Human Resource Management Certificate Online

From the admissions process to the day you graduate, we are with you every step of the way.

  • Receive support from a personal Post team of advisors focused on your academic success
  • Learn from industry-experienced professionals in interactive courses
  • No class times or set login times for your online HR management certificate
  • Online courses emphasize practical application of human resource management principles

A Word from Our Program Chair

“The Post University HR management program is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management competency model. It is relevant for the daily practice of HR in the field, as well as for front-line managers with people management responsibilities.”

Philip Espinosa, PhD
Program Chair, Human Resource Management

Pursue Your HR Management Certificate at Post

At Post University, we are focused on your success, in and out of the classroom. A student success advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your questions and help you address challenges throughout your certificate program. We are here to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Ready for an education that offers a better understanding of employment law, compensation and benefits, and what it takes to pursue opportunities in the HR field? Contact us to learn more about our certificate in HR management.

HRM Certificate FAQs

What is an undergraduate certificate in human resource management?
A certificate in human resource management is a program designed to provide specialized knowledge and skills in HR management. It covers topics such as communication dynamics, human resource systems, labor and employment law, staffing, training, compensation, and ethical issues in HR management. This certificate program is suitable for individuals seeking to enhance their skills in people operations within management roles.
Can I complete a human resource management certificate program online?
Yes, Post University offers the Certificate in Human Resource Management online, allowing students to pursue their certificate remotely. The online format provides flexibility and convenience, enabling students to access coursework and interact with instructors and peers from anywhere with an internet connection. Additionally, online students receive support from advisors and learn from industry-experienced professionals through interactive courses emphasizing the practical application of HR management principles.
What does HRM stand for?
HRM stands for Human Resource Management. It involves the strategic approach to managing people within an organization, focusing on policies and systems to maximize employee performance.
How long does it take to earn an HRM certificate?
Earning a Human Resource Management (HRM) certificate at Post University typically takes 8 months to complete. The program includes 18 required credits and covers essential topics such as staffing, training, compensation, benefits, and labor laws. It is offered in various formats, including online, evenings, and weekends.
Is a human resource management certificate worth it?
A human resource management certificate could be worth it, depending on your career goals. It provides the opportunity to gain specialized knowledge and skills in HR practices. Pursuing an HRM certificate could help you improve job performance or transition into HR roles, as it offers a structured path to gain additional expertise.

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