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Graduate Certificate in Human Resources

This certificate is designed to develop professionals in human resources who wish to broaden their conceptual knowledge, skills and abilities in the field.

Human Resources Certificate Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resources delves into topics such as career management, conflict and negotiation, leadership and talent management. Learn how you can use your skills in nonprofit, business, medical or education settings. Individuals working in non-human resources departments who wish to increase their knowledge of human resources may benefit as well.

As a student, you will:

  • Complete three foundation courses and two electives.
  • Update and enhance your HR and training related skills.
  • Complete an advanced level certificate to add to your resume.
Certificate-only students are not eligible for financial aid nor are students taking the course after completion of a degree program. Eligibility for the masters’ level certificate is granted to students who meet graduate program admission standards. Students who wish to pursue a Master of Science in Human Resources, a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership, or a Master of Health Administration may use the credits in this certificate program toward the master's degree requirements.


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Spring I (Jan 10, 2022)

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My supervisor referred me to take a prep course at Brandman University*...The course was very well laid out with the topics and also examples that the instructor shared from his experience. I would definitely recommend this course to anybody interested in prepping for their HR Certification.
Margarita S. | Human Resources Assistant, Sr., In-Person, PHR/SPHR Certification Exam Preparation Course
*Brandman University is now UMass Global
The appeal of an on-campus class with an instructor is why I chose Brandman*. The heavy material is more digestible when opened up for discussion in class and explained with stories and examples provided by the instructor. Dennis' breadth of experience in all aspects of HR, as well as, his likability and ability to review/explain concepts made choosing him as the instructor, and Brandman* as the school a very easy decision and one I am glad I made. I would highly recommend Dennis' course to anyone considering a prep class.
Amanda O. | Benefits Consultant & Broker, In-Person, PHR/SPHR Certification Exam Preparation Course
*Brandman University is now UMass Global
Obtaining an MBA always was on my bucket list, however, until I found Brandman* I was facing large loans and a strict school regiment. The flexibility of Brandman’s* program along with Kia’s tuition assistance made the perfect combination. An MBA gave me the self-confidence to trust my ideas and question conventional thinking.
Julie M. | MBA
*Brandman University is now UMass Global

Admission Requirements

Applicants for this graduate certificate program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • Completed application
  • GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
  • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted

Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.


Program Curriculum

  • HRCU 600 Human Resource Foundations


    HRCU 605 Talent Management


    HRCU 607 Total Rewards


    Select two from the following:


    BUSU 510
    Career Development & Management


    HRCU 612
    Human Resources Management in Public Administration


    HRCU 622
    Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining


    HRCU 630
    Conflict and Negotiation


    OLCU 601
    Democracy, Ethics and Leadership


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