Certificate in Human Resources Management

The Certificate Program in Human Resources Management is designed to impart the knowledge, education and skills necessary to meet the human resource challenges of today's rapidly changing workplace and workforce. The curriculum provides you with a strong foundation in current HR best practices, and is aligned with the Society of Human Resources Management eight behavioral competencies. The knowledge developed in the program is also helpful to professional managers who can benefit from having Human Resources as a facet of their management expertise.

The curriculum is managed by exceptional faculty and HR leaders and is approved by the CCE Academic Committee, ensuring that your education is current and relevant. Courses are taught by working human resource professionals with years of practical field experience.

Human resources managers oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff; consult with top executives on strategic planning; and serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees.

  • Plan and coordinate an organization’s workforce to best use employees’ talents
  • Link an organization’s management with its employees
  • Administer employee services
  • Advise managers on organizational policies, such as equal employment opportunity and sexual harassment
  • Coordinate and supervise the work of specialists and support staff
  • Oversee an organization’s recruitment, interview, selection, and hiring processes
  • Handle staffing issues, such as mediating disputes and directing disciplinary procedures

Employment of human resources managers is projected to grow 13 percent through 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations.  College graduates and those who have earned certification should have the best job opportunities.

Managers will be needed to ensure that firms adhere to changing, complex employment laws regarding occupational safety and health, equal employment opportunity, healthcare, wages, and retirement plans. For example, continued adoption of the Affordable Care Act may spur the need to hire more managers to help implement this program.

College graduates and those who have earned certification should have the best job opportunities, particularly graduates with a bachelor's degree in human resources, human resources administration, or industrial and labor relations. Those with a technical or business background or a well-rounded liberal arts education also should find opportunities.
- information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics

The newly-revised program may be completed in one year, and consists of eight required three-credit courses. At least four of the required courses must be taken at Assumption College. A student may earn the certificate separately from or in conjunction with a degree program.

Required Courses
• Management & Organizational Behavior
• Human Resources Management
• Legal Aspects of Human Resources
• Talent Management & Acquisition
• Compensation and Benefits
• Employee Relations Management
• Human Resources Management - Training in Organizations
• Productivity Management

Course descriptions for required courses

Elective Options
(Additional courses add depth to your HR concentration. These courses are not required for the HR Certificate, however, they may be taken to fulfill elective credits in the Bachelor of Business Administration degree program.)
• Ethical Issues in the Management of HR
• Leadership
• Crisis Management in Business
• Diversity in the Workforce
• HRD Training and Organization
• HRD/Organizational Development
• Conflict Resolution
• Communication in the Contemporary Organization
• Intercultural Communication

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