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Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management Online

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

08/03/22 Next Application Due Date
08/17/22 Next Class Start Date

Overview

Your HR Graduate Certificate Can Be a Big Career Move

$4,920 Total Tuition
As few as 8 months Program Duration
12 Credit Hours

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.

ACBSP accredited online

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 HR Management career opportunities include:

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

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Tuition and Fees

Breaking Down the Tuition for Your Grad Certificate

Our Graduate Certificate in HR 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.

$400 Per Credit Hour
$4,920 Program Tuition*

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Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
Graduate Certificate in HR Management $400 $1,200 $4,920*

Important Refund Information

2nd day of class Last date for 100% refund for dropped course
4th day of class Last date for 75% refund for dropped course
6th day of class Last date for 50% refund for dropped course
8th day of class Last date for 25% refund for dropped course

Required Fees:

Required fee per course: $30
Total required fees: $120

*Tuition and fees are subject to change. Current amounts are based on 2020-21 tuition rates. Textbooks and laptops are not included with tuition.

Northwest Missouri State University is ranked #1 among the "Best Online Colleges in Missouri" by SR Education Group (2019).

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.

08/03/22 Next Application Due Date
08/17/22 Next Class Start Date

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Term Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Due Last Class Day
Summer 1 05/10/22 04/26/22 04/29/22 05/03/22 05/05/22 06/24/22
Summer 2 06/27/22 06/13/22 06/16/22 06/20/22 06/22/22 08/12/22
Fall 1 08/17/22 08/03/22 08/08/22 08/10/22 08/12/22 10/07/22
Fall 2 10/17/22 10/03/22 10/06/22 10/10/22 10/12/22 12/09/22

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Admissions

Browse the Admission Requirements for Your Online Grad Cert

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 HR Management online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. The requirements include:

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

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Required Documentation

To apply to the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management program without submission of a GMAT or GRE score, you must submit an official 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 resume including three years of continuous, full-time professional work experience
  • A resume including three years of continuous, full-time United States enlisted or commissioned military service
  • 3.5 overall undergraduate GPA
  • Graduate degree from a regionally accredited university with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • A score in the 70th percentile or above on the Business Major Field Test

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)

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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Courses

The Courses You Will Take for Your HR Management Grad Certificate

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

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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

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.

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.

Students must choose one additional advisor-approved MBA course that is not already required.

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