Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management



Help build and maintain a motivated workforce in your company by earning your Human Resources Management certificate from a program that is nationally recognized for its quality and affordability. Concordia University Online’s courses accommodate the demands of working adults, letting you study at your own pace with one-on-one instruction from industry professionals. After developing important technical skills in areas such as employment practices, compensation, benefits, training, and change management, you will be ready for a dynamic career in Human Resources.

Earn your MBA in Human Resource Management by adding an additional 24 credits. Within 5 years of beginning the certificate program, students have the option to earn their MBA by applying to the program and completing the 24-credit core requirement.

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Goals / Objectives

  • Proven skills in writing, public speaking, and interpersonal communication
  • Applicable knowledge of business management skills that allow a diverse workforce to achieve large organizational goals
  • Ability to recognize, clarify, and apply important federal and state legislation, case law decisions, and executive orders that affect employment relationships
  • Ability to analyze a compensation plan that identifies and describes plan objectives, salary structure, and fringe benefits
  • Insight into organizational needs for safety plans in multiple areas governed by OSHA
  • Willingness to engage in management techniques that integrate employee and organizational development with leadership
  • Understanding of strategies to recruit, train, retain, and develop quality employees
  • Ability to identify and describe the elements of servant leadership, with Christian foundations, that apply to the work of human resources

Career Outlook

  • Director of Recruitment
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Human Resources Consultant
  • Training and Development Manager

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Human Resources

Choose 15 Credits

Fraud Management (MBA 576/876) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Fraud Management is designed to provide students with a basis understanding of the principles of occupational fraud, emphasizing circumstances with which any management team may ultimately be confronted . The course covers fraud in the areas of skimming, cash larceny, check fraud, register schemes, and misappropriation of cash and assets. A brief overview of corruption and interviewing of employees when a fraud is suspected is also included.
Compensation and Benefits (MBA 600/900) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Compensation and Benefits studies the design and implementation of strategic-based compensation systems for organizational excellence. Topics include: business strategy and the compensation system; motivation and compensation philosophies; compensation planning and design; base, carriable, and indirect pay processes; market pricing; total compensation strategies and practices, and pay system management issues and processes.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (MBA 605/905) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Alternative Dispute Resolution focuses on the practices and policies which are intended to manage and resolve disagreements with minimal cost and adversarial impact. Conciliation, meditation and arbitration are explored in both mandatory and voluntary settings. The application to disputes in business contexts is emphasized.
Labor and Employment Law (MBA 615/915) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Labor and Employment Law studies the management and administration issues related to group and individual performances and their effective contribution to the organizational objectives. Strategies for successful self-management, team building, and delegation will be emphasized.
Risk Management and Insurance (MBA 622/922) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Risk Management and Insurance is an introduction to the tools of insurance and risk management . Property, life, health, and liability insurance will be discussed. Students desiring a more in depth evaluation of the subject should also consider MBA 624/924- Health, Life and Social Insurance. 3 credits.
Corp. Risk Management: Theory and Application–ARM 54 Certificate (MBA 627/927) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Theory and real world application of traditional Risk Management and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). We will explore integrated Enterprise Risk Management as it has evolved today including how traditional risks are incorporated into ERM. We will also study Risk Management as a process which is relevant for organizations pursuing a more traditional Risk Management approach. ARM 54 Certification. 3 credit hours.
Public Human Resource Administration (MPA 568/868) - Credits: 3

Course Description

Public Human Resource Administration examines the issues surrounding the employment and the managing of human resources in the public sector.
Internship (MBA 545/845) - Credits: 3

Course Description

The Internship experience is meant to give students a real world perspective in a business related area, while working toward completion of the MBA degree. An Internship can be taken by any student in any concentration. Curricular emphasis is placed on student use of learned skills and exposure to hands-on business techniques. Students are required to complete a minimum of 120 hours of clock time at their internship site. This is a 3 credit course.

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