Human Resource Management

Specialize in Human Resource Management

Human resource management (HRM) prepares you to advance your career in the field of human resources. From compensation and benefits to training and development, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of human resources and insight into employment operations and laws.

Program Options

This specialized focus can be completed as a concentration of the Master of Science in Business Communication (MSBC) or as a stand-alone graduate certificate.

Along with essential business topics, this concentration emphasizes the strategic role that human resource professionals play in the performance of all organizations, providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to be effective HR leaders. As a graduate of this concentration, you’ll be skilled in:

  • Assessing and developing employee training that meets the needs of the organization.
  • Utilizing best practices and industry standards relating to leadership and management across multiple industries and settings.
  • Applying strong critical thinking, decision-making, presentation, and writing skills.
  • Operationalizing compensation and benefits that align with organizational goals.
  • Developing and implementing plans for talent performance and management, as well as strategies for effective recruiting.
  • Demonstrating an ethical leadership philosophy that addresses the challenges of a diverse and multicultural workforce.

Whether you are currently in the field or considering a career change, this certification sets you apart from those without it and makes you a better candidate for a new job. Those with specific HR credentials tend to have higher professional confidence and satisfaction, as well as greater earning potential.

The certificate can be completed in seven months and provides 12 credit hours of graduate credits, which can be transferred or applied towards the MS in Business Communication.

View the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management program sheet.

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