Gain the leadership skills needed to effectively manage a workforce from an organizational perspective in the human resource management graduate certificate online program at Southern New Hampshire University. You’ll be equipped to provide the strategic counsel and practical support to employees and management, helping to drive high-performing organizations. The coursework builds your knowledge of human resources strategy, labor relations, compensation and benefits, and human resources ethics.
The graduate human resources certificate will expand your understanding of how motivation, communication and leadership can help improve performance and organizational efficiencies. You’ll learn how to create an environment that cultivates employee and organizational productivity and success.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your human resources graduate certificate online at SNHU include:
Employment legislation and rising healthcare costs are increasing the demand for human resources management professionals who can help organizations meet regulations and contain benefits costs. In fact, job opportunities for human resources, training, and labor relations managers and specialists are expected to grow 13 percent through 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. HR professionals with a graduate human resources certification will be best positioned for available opportunities in the human resources field.
The human resources graduate certificate online program provides the advanced skills and expertise in human resource principles and practices demanded by employers. Become familiar with current topics in compensation, benefits, collective bargaining and labor relations, and specific applications in the workplace, and see the key role of human resources management in recruiting, hiring, training and career development of employees to affect organizational change. Classes are taught by instructors with professional credentials and experience in human resource management and organizational behavior.
This course is a study of individuals and groups and their interaction. Students examine theories of motivation, communication, leadership, power and change with practical relation to contemporary issues. They also study organizations for key design variables and reward systems aimed at improved performance and organizational efficiency through employee motivational programs, participative management and cooperative decision making.
This course emphasizes the strategic role of the human resource manager in performing functions of recruitment, hiring, training, career development and other contemporary processes within the organizational setting. It serves as an introduction to the areas of compensation, collective bargaining, affirmative action and other regulatory procedures and requirements as they relate to contemporary applications in organizations.
This course focuses on transforming organizations by introducing Kotter's eight processes by which leaders effect change. Because organizations, leaders, and employees differ, various techniques and strategies are examined. The course integrates Kotter's processes for leading change, organizational development and transformation theory and practice, and analysis of an organization which has effected systematic change. The use of work teams as a key change factor will have special emphasis.
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This is a study of public and private labor relations and methods of dispute resolution that stresses labor agreement administration, grievance procedures and arbitration. It includes the examination of the history of union-management relations, bargaining and negotiation strategies. The limitations of the use of power also are studied.
This course examines the compensation and benefits functions within the organizational structure and ways they impact the management function. Topics include job analysis, surveys, wage scales, incentives, benefits, HRIS systems and pay delivery administration. Students design a compensation and benefits program as a course outcome.
This course is a study of planning, budgeting, control and other management activities in the context of the not-for-profit institution.
Leadership and Ethics is a course that focuses on the ways current and emerging leaders assess the values that influence their actions. The course draws on the rich tradition of great thinkers as well as the extensive body of leadership literature to examine the critical role ethics plays in leadership. The course, conducted in seminar format, is a process course. It is only through thoughtful reading, reflections, writing, and discussion that students are able to recognize and shape the qualities they see valuable for their own leadership roles, both personally and professionally.
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer a 25 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
Application Fee ($40), Graduation Fee ($150), Books (course-by-course)
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