Certificate in Human Resource Management

The Graduate Certificate program in Human Resource Management helps practicing HRM specialists or other organization staff members moving into HRM to advance their knowledge and skills in the field.

We are proud that Marygrove’s Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management fully aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) HRM curricular guidelines.

The Graduate Certificate consists of 6 courses (18 credit hours) and is designed to meet the student’s academic and professional interests. The six courses are chosen from a variety of electives in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development. Students should meet with the program chair to discuss the best options to meet their needs.

There are three concentrations that a student can follow, which are detailed on the reverse side.

CAREER INFORMATION

Human Resource Management staff specialists such as: Human Resource Generalist, Recruiting Specialist, Benefit Coordinator, Compliance Officer, Employee Development and Retention Officer, Corporate Talent Acquisition and Retention Manager, General Manager, Management/HR Consultant, Organizational Change Consultant and Manager, Corporate Trainer.

FEATURES OF THE PROGRAM

The Graduate Certificate programs in Human Resource Management help HRM specialists or other organizational professionals advance their knowledge and skills in the field. The program focuses on HRM practices in the private, public and nonprofit sectors. Courses offer both concept and skill components designed to help students develop practices based on solid theoretical grounding.

SPECIFIC PROGRAM INFORMATION

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management is designed as a fully online program to be completed in 3 semesters (1 calendar year), based on the completion of two courses per semester. However, the curriculum is flexible and allows students to complete the certificate more rapidly or slowly. Students wishing to enroll in more than two courses per semester can do so with permission of the program director. However, the program must be completed within six years of initial enrollment. The programs are led by faculty with advanced graduate degrees and/or possess significant experience in the fields of business, organization behavior and human resources.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Submit a graduate application
  • Send official transcripts for the bachelor degree-awarding institution directly to Marygrove College: Office of Admissions
  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Completed application
  • Career Plan/Writing Sample
  • Current Resume
  • Minimum of two recommendations: current employer and academic or work setting
  • Interview with program chair


CURRICULUM & SCHEDULE

Electives are rotated every other year. The majority of classes are 7 weeks in length with 2-4 classes scheduled per semester. The curriculum consists of courses in HRM functions of recruiting, employment law/compliance, ethics, finance, HR information systems, communications, organizational behavior/change, diversity and compensation.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Students should meet with the program director to discuss the best options to meet their needs. In order to graduate, students must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher.

HUMAN RESOURCE CERTIFICATE CONCENTRATIONS

Human Resource Generalist

Select 6 of the following electives:

  • HRM 675 Compensation Management
  • HRM 655 Business Ethics
  • HRM 640 Diversity and Inclusion
  • HRM 635 Employee Development
  • HRM 625 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
  • HRM 565 Employee Recruitment, Selection and Evaluation
  • HRM 555 Employment Law
  • HRM 535 Human Resource History and Trends
  • HRM 519 Human Resource Planning and Information Systems
  • HRM 517 Communication for Managers

Human Resource Development

Select 6 of the following electives:

  • HRM 640 Diversity and Inclusion
  • HRM 655 Business Ethics
  • HRM 635 Employee Development
  • HRM 555 Employment Law
  • HRM 535 Human Resource History and Trends
  • HRM 525 Human Behavior in Organizations
  • HRM 517 Communication for Managers
  • HRM 515 Leadership and Decision Making
  • HRM 512 Organization Theory and Change

Human Resource Management

Select any 6 electives from the lists above



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