Online Human Resource Certificate

Is a Human Resource Certification Online Program Right for You?

If you are looking for an entry-level job in the human resource field or you are looking to add to your skills, the Human Resource Certificate online program could deliver the training you need. SNHU's online Human Resource Certificate builds your knowledge of business-employee relationships and organizational behavior.

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Why the Online Human Resource Certificate
at SNHU?

As an affordable, nonprofit accredited university, SNHU focuses on ensuring you have the necessary skills you need to succeed. By enrolling in the Human Resource Certificate program online or through one of our regional campuses, you will benefit from an SNHU education:

  • Quality education at one of the most affordable tuition rates available
  • Choose how you want to learn: Online, campus-based or a combination of both
  • Professors and instructors who are actively involved with their students' success
  • High-quality instruction from business department faculty with a wealth of real-world human resource expertise
  • Students in our human resource management certificate online programs have 24/7/365 access to class – attend when it is most convenient for you

Employment Opportunities

By completing SNHU's online Human Resource Certificate or completing the certificate through one of our campuses, you will receive a solid foundation in HR principles, policies and practices to prepare you for entry-level human resource management positions in nearly every industry.

The human resource management field is growing. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment for human resources, training, and labor relations managers and specialists, "is projected to grow by 15 percent between 2010 and 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations."

Transfer of Credit

If you're a student who wants to transfer to SNHU or if you simply want to finish what you’ve started, we try to make transferring as easy as possible. We will accept up to 90 transferred academic credits and we automatically complete an official credit evaluation as part of the application review process.

Human Resource Management Online Certificate Curriculum

The Human Resource Management Certificate online and on-campus provides the foundation in human resource principles and practices demanded by employers. 

Human Resource Management Certificate Required Courses

OL-125: Human Relations in Administration
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.
OL-211: Human Resource Management
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.
OL-318: Employee and Labor Relations
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.
Junior prereg status
OL-325: Total Rewards
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.
ADB-211 or OL-211 Junior prereg status
OL-342: Organizational Behavior
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.
ADB-125 or OL-125 Junior prereg status
OL-442: Human Resource Strategy and Development
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.
OL-211 and OL-325 or OL-318 Senior prereg status

SNHU's online degree programs meet the needs of today's students while ensuring educational quality and real-world applicability. Contact us to learn more about the SNHU difference.

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