The recently redesigned Human Resource Management graduate certificate prepares you to integrate human resource (HR) strategies and practices with organizational strategies to improve business performance and employee relations. You’ll delve into key concepts including workforce planning, forecasting, and adjustment; ethics, diversity, and employment law; talent recruitment and performance management; compensation strategy and incentives; risk management; and employee relations.
Certificate earners are awarded a digital badge for each certificate they complete. Badges can be digitally displayed anywhere to recognize attaining a new level of knowledge.
Courses are offered in convenient, seven-week sessions, which are available in several delivery modes: in-person, hybrid, or online. They may be taken as a stand-alone certificate, as an initial step toward, or concurrently with our Master of Business Administration.
Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:
- Understand key processes, responsibilities, and concerns of human resource management.
- Critically analyze current issues with managing people and propose ethical and strategic solutions.
- Describe and critically analyze the skills, strategies, and challenges required to manage global and culturally diverse organizations.
Applicants must hold either (1) a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or (2) a tertiary (post-secondary) degree that is deemed comparable to a four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement. The successful applicant is generally expected to have a minimum combined junior/senior grade-point average of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale.
To be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, students must successfully complete 12 credits of course work. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better and a grade-point average of 3.0 to be awarded the certificate.
Penn State’s schedule of courses lists availability.
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