The Human Resources Management Certificate focuses on the strategic role Human Resources plays in enhancing organizational effectiveness. Students will go beyond learning the fundamentals of Human Resources and will be prepared to deal with the ongoing changes in the environment impacting the workplace. 

This program will help students acquire the skills needed to be an effective Human Resources practitioner.  Human Resources practitioners are no longer viewed as administrators, but instead as critical advisors to business leaders.  The Human Resources Management Certificate presents current and evolving developments in the profession.  For experienced professionals, the program will deepen their knowledge of Human Resources best practices and prepare them to manage the future of work. 

The classes included in this certificate will emphasize the competencies needed to be an effective Human Resources practitioner.  These competencies are fully aligned with SHRM’s (Society for Human Resources Management’s) model.  The SHRM competencies are:  Human Resources Expertise, Business Acumen, Communication, Ethical Practice, Leadership and Navigation, Global and Cultural Effectiveness, Relationship Management, Critical Evaluation, and Consultation. 

SHRM certification exams are not provided by Berkeley College, and their cost is not covered by tuition. Current information, including but not limited to, costs, examinations, resources, and further requirements for certification must be obtained directly from SHRM. The SHRM website is

The Individuals with a high school diploma or its equivalent are welcome to enroll in this certificate program.

The program can be completed in just two semesters by taking two online courses (six credits) in the first semester and three online courses (nine credits) in the second semester.

The 15 credits gained through the Human Resources Management Certificate will count towards certain specific degree programs in the Larry L. Luing School of Business, should participants wish to apply to those programs.

Semester 1

  • MGT2245    Essentials of Human Resources Management
  • MGT3240    Employee Labor Relations and Law

Semester 2

  • MGT3245    Total Rewards
  • MGT3250    The Acquisition and Development of Human Capital
  • MGT4240    Strategic Human Resources and the Future of Work

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Students in the Continuing Education programs and courses are not eligible for Berkeley College grants, scholarships, financial aid, VA benefits, or career assistance.

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Five Courses (15 credits)
Certificate Price
Human Resources Management Bundle Fee : $3,750.00
Deadline to Start Last Course
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