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Colorado State University Global | Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

Students who wish to build a deeper understanding of human resource practices and managerial responsibilities without completing a master's degree program could benefit from the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management program at Colorado State University Global. Read more about this online program here.

Official Program Name:

Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

School Offering Program:

Colorado State University Global

Degree Level:

Graduate Certificate

Program Prerequisites:

Before enrolling in this program, students should have completed an undergraduate program; it could be helpful to have completed studies in business administration or management. Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills are also important as these are skills that could be desired in the HR field. All applicants to Colorado State University Global should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

What types of legal decisions affect the management of employees? What are effective recruiting and staffing strategies? How are innovative training programs developed? These are among the topics that could be addressed in Colorado State University Global's Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management program. Types of factors that impact recruiting practices, leadership responsibilities in employee development, conflict management, and corporate social responsibility might also be included in this program. The curriculum of this program adheres to guidelines set forth by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Learning Format:


Program Length:

18 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal grants; military aid; and federal, state, and private lending programs.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management:

Students of this Human Resource Management graduate program will need to complete four 3-credit courses. Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Colorado State University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Human Resource Management Major Courses (12 credits)

  • Managing Human Resources
  • Legal and Human Resource Dimensions of Business Management
  • Maximizing Human Capital
  • Staffing and Talent Development

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Once they've earned the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, graduates might wish to apply the credits earned to a master's degree program. Those who wish to pursue executive positions in corporate HR departments might need to possess a master's degree as a requirement for the job. A master's degree program could further explore management theories and provide more extensive studies into compensation and benefits management, employment law, recruiting practices, and retainment techniques.

Master's degrees graduates might be prepared to pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Science in Management
  • Master of Science in Human Resource Management
  • Master of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management

Career Paths:

Graduates of Colorado State University Global's Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management program might apply the skills developed to their current position in HR or seek advanced roles in the field. They could work in the human resources departments of private corporations, nonprofit organizations, or government agencies. They might oversee areas of training program development, employee relations, job analysis, or performance review.

The following list reflects some job titles graduates might seek:

  • Human resources director
  • Human resource specialist
  • Administrative services manager
  • Compensation and benefits manager
  • Training and development manager

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