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Graduate Business Certificate in Human Resource Management

This graduate business certificate increases marketability, strengthens knowledge in an area vital to business and leadership, and enhances earning potential.

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Matthew R. Bice, PhD

Dean, School of Professional & Graduate Studies

Human Resource Management


The certificate offers a deep exploration of issues related to effective management of human resources in an increasingly competitive business environment.

Enroll now: 30% discount (off $637 per credit hour) for new students.

Students will examine the role of the manager through staffing, employee development and retention, employee relations, employment law and global human resources management.
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HRM 510 Advanced Employment Law

In this course, students will investigate the legal and regulatory backdrop for the management of organizational human resources. Students will analyze how legislation and legal precedents guide employers’ actions and decisions and affect their relationships with their employees.

HRM 525 Managing Generational Differences

In this course, students will examine the fundamental generational issues that occur in the workplace and the strategies to resolve them. Students will study the two-generation model and the four-generation model. Also, they will learn about the different generations and their common stereotypes. Some of the core concepts of this course include loyalty, work ethics, career development, and innovation.

HRM 540 International Human Resource Management

This course is designed to provide students with a robust understanding of international human resources practices and issues. Students will examine the challenges of international business and the role of human resources in worldwide organizations. Special attention is given to the differences between domestic and international policies, procedures, and strategies for effectively managing human resources in the global environment.

HRM 550 Transformative Employee Relations

In this course, students will analyze and understand the factors that affect the relationship between employees and their employers and explore strategies for effectively managing this relationship. Students will study team dynamics, organizational culture, creativity, and problem-solving. Students will focus on human resources’ role in fostering organizational ethics, justice, and the fair treatment of employees.

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