Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management




Gain vital skills for working with your company’s most vital asset – its employees. Credits can be applied to either an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management. Concordia University provides Christ-centered education that allows you to approach personnel issues from a Biblical perspective.

Experience a world class education from our award winning School of Business. Take your first step towards earning your certificate at Concordia University Online!

Our program was ranked amongst the Best Online Human Resources Programs for 2017 by affordablecollegesonline.org


Area of Study Business
Next Start Date Start Anytime
18 - 24
Total Cost
$8,226 - $10,968
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Goals / Objectives

  • Skills in effective writing, public speaking, and interpersonal communication
  • Ability to apply business management skills that allow a diverse workforce to achieve large organizational goals
  • Experience in recognizing, clarifying, and applying 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
  • Understanding of the organizational needs for safety plans in multiple areas governed by OSHA, related to employee health, safety, and security
  • Willingness to engage in management techniques that integrate employee and organizational development with leadership
  • Ability to organize strategies for the recruitment, training, retention, and development of quality employees.

Career Outlook

  • Human Resources Department Manager
  • Director of Recruitment
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Risk Manager
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Human Resources Consultant
  • Training and Development Managers
  • Compensation and Benefits Managers

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Business Management Certificate Courses (18-24 Credits)

Employment and Labor Relations (AL 265) - Credits: 3

Course Description

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR RELATIONS develops an appreciation for the application of federal laws, regulations and legal precedence affecting the employment relationship. Students examine major labor and employment topics such as the National Labor Relations Act and the major federal discrimination laws impacting union and non-union environments. Prerequisite: AL 359 Human Resource Management
Staffing (AL 266) - Credits: 3

Course Description

STAFFING introduces students to the principles and functions of staffing to enable the design and management of a successful staffing process, including legal compliance, internal and external recruitment, interviewing and retention. Prerequisite: AL 359 Human Resource Management.
Compensation and Benefits (AL 267) - Credits: 3

Course Description

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS Examines the development, administration, and evaluation of financial and non-financial compensation and benefits reward systems including relevant theoretical and legal perspectives, compensation structure, compensation systems, and benefit plans/systems. Prerequisite: AL359 Human Resources Management.
Workplace Health and Safety (AL 269) - Credits: 3

Course Description

WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY will provide students with the basic knowledge and principles of the field of occupational safety and health. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding and appreciation for the fundamental safety technology and management needs of the safety director. Prerequisite: AL 359 Human Resource Management.
Training and Employee Development (AL 300) - Credits: 3

Course Description

TRAINING AND EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT examines the development and implementation of training, including needs, job and task analysis, design and evaluation of training programs, transfer of training and employee development. Pre-requisite: AL359 Human Resources Management.
Managing Change (AL 472) - Credits: 3

Course Description

MANAGING CHANGE engages students in the analysis of an organization’s needs and the development of a plan to influence major organizational change from the human resources perspective or the managerial perspective. Prerequisite: AL359 Human Resource Management and AL272 Organizational Management Principles or AL358 Principles of Management

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