Build your knowledge of business-employee relationships and organizational behavior by enrolling in the human resource management certificate online program at Southern New Hampshire University. If you're looking for an entry-level job in the human resource field or seeking to enhance your skills, the six-course human resources certificate will deliver the training you need.
Once you earn your human resources certificate online, you can parlay your coursework into one of two HR-focused business degrees – BS in Business Administration or BS in Business Studies, with concentrations in human resource management.
SNHU’s online HR certificate will provide you with the basic HR skills you need to succeed in an entry-level position. Your courses will cover topics such as leadership practices, group dynamics, effective management, employee-management relationships, and compensations and benefit strategies.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your human resources certificate online at SNHU include:
By completing SNHU's human resources certificate online, you'll receive a solid foundation in HR principles, policies and practices to prepare you for entry-level human resource management positions in nearly every industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for human resources, training and labor relations managers and specialists will grow by 13 percent through 2022.
The online HR certificate provides the foundation in human resource principles and practices demanded by employers. Classes are taught by instructors with professional credentials and experience in human resource management and organizational behavior.
The human relations skills that managers need to develop interaction skills that contribute directly to effective human resource management and the development of higher productivity are studied. Skill areas include leadership, motivation, communications, group dynamics, organizational development, management by objectives, and stress and time management. Students learn techniques for becoming more effective managers, subordinates, peers and persons. Students are introduced to the international aspects of human relations.
This course examines the fundamentals of policies and administration. Major tasks of procedures and developing, maintaining and utilizing an effective team are studied. Students are introduced to international human resource management. Offered every semester.
This course examines employee-management relationships in both the union and non-union environments with an emphasis on best practices. Junior standing or permission of instructor.
This course covers the development and administration of compensation and benefit programs for organizations. Wage theory, principles and practices, unemployment security, worker income security, group insurance, and disability and pension plans are investigated. Emphasis is placed on objectives, policies, organization, implementation and revision of compensation and benefit systems. Offered as needed. Junior standing or permission of instructor.
This course focuses on the primary factors that influence behavior in organizations. Emphasis is placed on leadership, group dynamics, inter- group dynamics, organizational structure and design, change, culture, power and politics, environment and technology and organizational behavior in an international context. Offered every year. Writing and team intensive course. Junior standing or permission of instructor.
This course provides an in-depth examination of human resource strategy and development. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of sound HR practices and the integral role they play in achieving organizational success. Students will examine the environment of HR management; the challenges of staffing organizations, locally and internationally; the relationship of a learning organization to training and development; the role compensation and benefit strategies play in motivating the developing employee; and the concerns and issues related to employee and labor relations. Senior standing or permission of instructor.
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30 percent tuition discount for active-duty service members and their spouses.
*Tuition rates are subject to change. Changes are generally implemented in June each year.
Additional Costs Books (course by course).
Students are responsible for providing their own internet access.
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