Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management Online

Learn to take a dynamic, contemporary approach to the fundamentals of training and development for complex organizations.

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Program Overview

Your Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management can be a big career move

Adapt successful compensation plans to enhance recruitment, employee work-life and morale in your workplace with a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management online from Northwest Missouri State University. This program gives you the specialized knowledge and tools you need to increase employee satisfaction, enhance productivity and meet company-wide goals.

In this accredited online certificate program, you will learn up-to-date methods of recruitment, selection, training and development, and compensation relevant to daily HR practices. Gain essential tools for guiding and managing the work-life cycle, such as adapting successful compensation plans to enhance recruitment or practices to enrich talent evaluation and acquisition.

Designed for working professionals, the curriculum will immerse you in fundamental concepts in employee training and professional development. You will examine comprehensive staffing models, recruitment, retention, and employment decision-making and gain an understanding of employee compensation and benefits plans.

Adding an online graduate certificate to your HR credentials can lead to added job security, new leadership roles or distinction from your peers. Plus, the coursework can be applied toward a Northwest online MBA in Human Resource Management. According to Emsi Burning Glass, projected human resources job growth is 3% over the next 10 years in Missouri and the contiguous states.

Accreditation:

The business programs at Northwest Missouri State University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). For more information about ACBSP accreditation, visit acbsp.org.

Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management career opportunities include:

  • Director of Human Resources
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Recruiter
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Talent Acquisition Specialist
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Recruiter
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Talent Acquisition Specialist

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Total Tuition $5,352*
Program Duration As few as 8 months
Credit Hours 12

Accreditation:

The business programs at Northwest Missouri State University are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). For more information about ACBSP accreditation, visit acbsp.org.

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Tuition

Breaking down the tuition for your grad certificate

Our Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management online program offers affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $5,352*
Per Credit Hour $446

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Calendar

Northwest online dates and deadlines

Northwest online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 26/24/246/7/246/12/246/14/246/18/248/9/24
Fall 18/26/248/12/248/15/248/19/248/21/2410/11/24
Fall 210/21/2410/7/2410/10/2410/14/2410/16/2412/6/24
Spring 11/13/251/3/251/6/251/7/251/8/252/28/25
Spring 23/10/252/24/252/27/253/3/253/5/254/25/25

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Next Apply Date: 8/12/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/26/24
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Admissions

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At Northwest, we’ve streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Resume detailing professional experience
  • GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • 3 years of work experience or acceptable GMAT/GRE score

Required Documentation

Applicants to the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management program at Northwest Missouri State University with a bachelor's degree in business from a regionally accredited university must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, and one of the following:

  • Three years of continuous professional full-time work experience
  • Three years of continuous full-time United States enlisted or commissioned military service
  • Graduate degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • 3.50 or higher undergraduate GPA
  • A GMAT score of 440 or above
  • An admission index of 1100 (undergraduate GPA x 200 + GMAT)
  • A GRE score of 285 or above
  • An admission index of 965 (undergraduate GPA x 200 + GRE)
  • A 70th percentile on the Business Major Field Test score or above

If you do not meet the above requirements, you may apply if you have a bachelor's degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale from a regionally accredited university plus one of the following:

  • A GMAT score of 440 or above
  • A GRE score of 285 or above
  • 3.5 overall undergraduate GPA
  • An admission index of 1,100 (undergraduate GPA x 200 + GMAT)
  • An admission index of 965 (undergraduate GPA x 200 + GRE)

In addition to the general requirements prescribed by the Graduate School, all students without an undergraduate degree in a business field must successfully complete MGMT 54201: MBA Business Foundation before any graduate course.

Official transcript(s) can be emailed to: [email protected]. To submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Records Specialist
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Maryville, MO 64468-6001

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Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Resume detailing professional experience
  • GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • 3 years of work experience or acceptable GMAT/GRE score

Courses

The courses you will take for your Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

For the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management online, the curriculum is comprised of four courses (12 credit hours), including three concentration courses and one elective.

Applicants to this program who do not have a bachelor's degree in business are required to successfully complete the MBA Business Foundation (MGMT 54201) course as their first class, which is designed specifically for students who are new to business curriculum. The MBA Business Foundation course will not count towards the elective requirement for this program.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An overview of human resource management with concentration on areas of special interest to managers, including recruitment, selection, training/development and compensation. Special emphasis on legal and ethical concerns.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a solid background on the fundamentals of training and development for complex organizations in the 21st century. It focuses on needs assessment, transfer of training, learning environment design, methods and evaluation and examines the models that enhance the best training and development practices suitable for rapidly changing environments.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In the 21st century global economy, managers are challenged to rethink traditional approaches to designing compensation packages to attract suitable employees. This course examines the design of compensation and benefit plans intended to appeal to qualified and suitable employees. Emphasis is on how successful compensation packages can enhance recruitment, quality of employee work life, higher productivity, higher morale, and reduce employee absenteeism and turnover.
Students must choose one additional advisor-approved MBA course that is not already required.

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Highly Qualified Faculty

100% of classes are taught by professionals, not graduate assistants

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