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eCornellCornell

Human Resources Management


eCornell’s certificates in Human Resources are developed by faculty and seasoned HR practitioners from Cornell University’s ILR school, the premier institution for employment, human resource, and workplace studies. The courses bring together the insights and work of leading academic researchers with instruction grounded in practice and focused on real-world application.

A Certificate in Human Resources puts you on track to:

  • Earn an Ivy-League credential: Gain recognition for your commitment to professional development.
  • Accelerate your career: Build a solid foundation in employment law, compensation, benefits, selection, staffing, performance management, job appraisal and internal consulting skills, employee relations, and human capital management.
  • Expand your network: Connect with global professionals for new insights and opportunities.
  • Start where you are: Apply your work experience to learning new skills, 100% online and on your terms.

Who Should Enroll in a certificate in Human Resources?

For the HR generalist who needs to acquire targeted skills or an HR specialist who needs to develop more broad-based expertise, an Cornell University certificate in Human Resources can help you make a greater contribution, bring greater value to your organization, and advance your career. For those relatively new to the profession, the program can be completed as a route to career advancement.

Today’s high-level HR practitioner needs to be “the total package.” He or she must demonstrate an authoritative grasp of HR fundamentals, be able to draw from a deep set of individual skills, but possess the flexibility to adjust and meet work- and situation-specific requirements.