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College of Management and Human Potential: Certificates:
Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Leadership (Semester)

For students beginning their program prior to May 27, 2024.

There are many workplace challenges facing today’s human resources (HR) professional. To be an effective leader when faced with a number of challenging issues, the HR professional must have the abilities to effectively resolve these issues as well as the collaboration skills necessary to partner with internal business units to ensure the success of the enterprise. The Human Resources Leadership (HRL) graduate certificate coursework addresses the significant strategic and operational aspects of human resources leadership. HRL addresses the necessary skills surrounding the role of HR as a strategic business partner across the organization.

Note: This certificate is not available as a standalone offering. Students may complete the certificate requirements along the way to completing their MBA degree by way of program core or specialization courses.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this certificate program will be prepared to:

  1. Apply appropriate leadership styles and skills that support the Human Resource functions of an organization.
  2. Develop skillsets to manage individual and organizational performance.
  3. Assess the value and challenges of human resources data analytics and management.
  4. Examine the different HR functions in an organization.

Certificate Requirements

  • 12 total semester credits


  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.
  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.
  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.
  • Students may take this as a non-degree course.

Course Sequence

The recommended course sequence is as follows:

Course Credits

WMBA 6000 - Dynamic Leadership

3 semester credits

WMBA 6201 - Individual and Organizational Performance Management

3 semester credits

WMBA 6401 - Human Resource Analytics

3 semester credits

WMBA 6501 - Conflict Management and Negotiation

3 semester credits