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

For students beginning their program May 27, 2024 or later.

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (HRM) is a four-course overview of key HRM topics and issues facing HRM professionals. Students investigate issues identified within the competencies outlined by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as being critical to the success of human resource (HR) professionals. Coursework prepares learners to provide innovative HR solutions in an increasingly complex global economy. Students explore the dynamic field of HR and its role in business results and human capital development. Credits earned from this certificate program may be applied toward Walden’s MS in Human Resource Management.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this certificate program will be prepared to:

  1. Explain the role of human resources within the structure of an organization.
  2. Analyze a performance management system’s compliance with legal, ethical, and corporate social performance norms.
  3. Examine professional conduct related to emotionally charged situations related to the legal and regulatory environment in the workplace.
  4. Assess the strategic value of human resource (HR) analytics for organizational effectiveness.

Certificate Requirements

  • 20 total quarter credits

Curriculum

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

Course Sequence

The recommended course sequence is as follows:

Quarter Course Credits
Quarter 1

MSHR 6101 - Foundations of Human Resource Management

5 quarter credits

MSHM 6201 - Individual and Organizational Performance Management

5 quarter credits
Quarter 2

MSHM 6301 - Legal and Regulatory Environment

5 quarter credits

MSHM 6401 - Human Resource Analytics

5 quarter credits