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Human Resource Management Certificate

Students enrolled in the University of Phoenix Human Resource Management Certificate program have the opportunity to learn about human resource issues and strategies. Learn more about the University of Phoenix Human Resource Management Certificate here.

Official Program Name:

Human Resource Management Certificate

School Offering Program:

University of Phoenix®

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to this certificate program in human resource management can be professionals in the field or newcomers who aspire to become human resource specialists. However, all applicants must hold a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

Topics of study cover hiring, compensation, and workplace safety. Students have the opportunity to learn about the typical duties of a human resource professional and explore ways to improve workplace productivity and manage employee privacy.


University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (

Learning Format:

Online and On-campus

Program Length / Total Credits Required:

18 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal and state financial aid, grants and loans, employer tuition reimbursement, internal and external scholarship sources, and access to other resources.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Human Resource Management Certificate:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of Phoenix to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

  • HRM 300: Fundamentals of Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • MGT 434: Employment Law (3 credits)
  • HRM 324: Total Compensation (3 credits)
  • HRM 420: Human Resource Risk Management (3 credits)
  • HRM 326: Employee Development (3 credits)
  • HRM 498: Strategic Human Resource Management and Emerging Issues (3 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the University of Phoenix Human Resource Management Certificate program who have already earned a bachelor's degree may be able to continue their education at the master's level. Earning a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management may make graduates eligible for upper-level positions.