Master Certificate in Human Resources


  • 8 month duration, 5-7 hours per course
  • Consists of 16 two-week courses
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  • 8 month duration, 5-7 hours per course
  • Consists of 16 two-week courses

Lacey A.

Human Resources Manager
“I enrolled in the course because I was promoted to the position of HR Manager and I wanted to ensure I was up to date with all relevant information and laws in the field. I learned everything I needed to learn. It was convenient because it was totally online. I was able to work on my own timetable. Feedback from the professors was great. The information I learned helped me to pass the PHR exam first try almost perfect score! I had the greatest experience.”
Today’s high-level HR practitioner needs to be “the total package.”  Demonstrate an authoritative grasp of HR fundamentals, draw from a deep set of individual skills, and possess the flexibility to adjust and meet work- and situation-specific requirements. Complete a curriculum comprised of 16 two-week courses in employment law, compensation, benefits, selection, staffing, performance management, job appraisal and internal consulting skills, employee relations, and human capital management and gain recognition for your commitment to professional development.
  • Learn about relevant federal, state, and local laws, and see how they apply to daily operations and special situations at your organization.
  • Recognize and manage legal issues in the workplace and familiarize yourself with OSHA, FLSA, FMLA, NLRA, and state laws.
  • Understand health, or welfare, benefits: what they are, how they are funded, what is mandated and what options exist.
  • Accurately communicate retirement benefits and health plan information to your employees.
  • Create a long-term, systematic approach to hiring.
  • Understand the issues and best practices related to employee retention, reductions in force, and documenting and reporting on the selection and staffing process.
  • Assess and implement a performance appraisal system.
  • Develop a strong employee relations program that inspires people to deliver maximum levels of performance, models the company culture, and carries out your corporate strategy.
  • Develop effective interpersonal communication skills, improving your ability to work with and manage employees.
  • Explore appropriate uses of coaching and counseling.
  • Cultivate internal consulting skills and become involved in implementing strategies.
Course content is structured around relevant case examples and interactive exercises, giving you the experience you need to translate theory into practice.

Lacey A.

Human Resources Manager
“I enrolled in the course because I was promoted to the position of HR Manager and I wanted to ensure I was up to date with all relevant information and laws in the field. I learned everything I needed to learn. It was convenient because it was totally online. I was able to work on my own timetable. Feedback from the professors was great. The information I learned helped me to pass the PHR exam first try almost perfect score! I had the greatest experience.”