Human Resource Management Certificate Programs in McLean, VA

The McLean, VA, area has several colleges that offer human resource management certificate programs. Learn about the certificate programs, admission info and program requirements at two schools less than 10 miles from McLean and make an informed education decision.

McLean-Area Schools Offering Human Resource Management Certificate Programs

Although no schools within McLean, Virginia, offer human resource management certificate programs, aspiring students do have a couple of options they can explore in nearby towns. This article looks at those schools, neither more than a 15-minute drive from downtown McLean, and at the programs they offer. There is also a table of pertinent facts about the schools, such as costs, enrollment and the percentage of students who graduate on time. Prospective students should consider this information as they decide on a school.

  • Marymount University (MU), a private, 4-year college, offers a graduate certificate program and is about four miles from downtown McLean in Arlington. Many students attending MU live off campus and benefit from the school's free shuttle service to get to their classes.
  • An option for pursuing a general management certificate is available at Georgetown Universityin Washington, DC, approximately six miles from the McLean city center. This professional management certificate program covers several human resource topics.

Comparison of Schools

When considering a school, prospective students should look at a number of factors. The following table presents pertinent information for them in a concise format.

Marymount University Georgetown University
School Type 4-year; private not-for-profit* 4-year; private not-for-profit*
Total Enrollment (2017) 3,375* 19,005*
Campus Setting Midsize city* Large city*
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2017-2018) $30,876* $52,300*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017) 94%* 53%*
Acceptance Rate (Fall 2017) 92%* 16%*
Retention Rate (2016-2017) 78% for full-time students; 67% for part-time students* 96% for full-time students*
Graduation Rate (students who began Fall 2011) 53%* 95%*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Marymount University

Marymount University is a 4-year private, not-for-profit Catholic university located in Arlington, VA. A professional resume and proof of a bachelor's degree are required to be admitted to this graduate program.

Human Resource Management Graduate Certificate

The human resource management graduate certificate program at Marymount University requires 15 credits and five classes. It focuses on core subjects in human resources (HR), including recruiting and selecting employees, evaluating performance, managing personnel change and determining salaries. Courses in this certificate program cover the theoretical, practical and legal issues involved in recruiting and hiring employees.

Georgetown University

Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in the U.S. It was established in 1789. Its management certificate is offered through its training and talent development program.

Professional Management Certificate

While this certificate program is for all types of managers, human resource managers will find useful courses addressing human resources policies and procedures, workplace harassment prevention and leadership fundamentals. A total of five courses must be completed to earn this certificate.


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