Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management Online

Broaden your expertise in human resources to prepare for a wide range of management opportunities.

Apply by: 12/17/21
Start Class: 1/18/22
Overview

Why consider the Graduate Certificate in HR Management

$3,753 Total Tuition
5 months Duration
9 Credit Hours

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management online program at Fitchburg State University helps you develop valuable tools in areas such as human resources, recruitment, risk management, and employee training and development. You will study labor and employment law, the role of personnel specialists, contemporary management challenges, and more.

Along with completion in as few as five months, this online HR management graduate certificate program provides an ideal stepping stone toward earning your Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management, which also is available 100% online. All 9 credit hours from the certificate program can be applied toward the MBA program. Whether you're looking to add to your expertise or start an MBA, this certificate complements any career goals.

Online courses are designed and taught by the same degreed Fitchburg State faculty who teach on campus, many of whom are working professionals. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for human resource managers nationwide is expected to grow by 7% through 2028.

Upon program completion, you will be fully prepared for senior-level roles, such as:

  • HR Manager
  • HR Specialist
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • HR Consultant
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • HR Manager
  • HR Specialist
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • HR Consultant
  • Employee Relations Manager

In this online program, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of human resource issues from a manager's perspective
  • Study the role of law and its application to an employment setting
  • Examine trends, research, and current issues in management
  • Gain an understanding of human resource issues from a manager's perspective
  • Study the role of law and its application to an employment setting
  • Examine trends, research, and current issues in management

Upon program completion, you will be fully prepared for senior-level roles, such as:

  • HR Manager
  • HR Specialist
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • HR Consultant
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • HR Manager
  • HR Specialist
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • HR Consultant
  • Employee Relations Manager

Accreditation

IACBE Accredited

Fitchburg State University has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Also available

Fitchburg State offers a variety of specialized graduate certificate options. Check out all of our online graduate certificates or discover our highly specialized MBA online degree programs.

$3,753 Total Tuition
As few as 5 months Duration
9 Credit Hours

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Tuition

Find out how and when to pay your tuition

Our online graduate certificate programs offer affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

$3,753 Total Tuition
$417 Per credit hour

Tuition breakdown:

$3,753 Total Tuition
$417 Per credit hour
Calendar

Important dates you need to know

Fitchburg State online programs are delivered in an accelerated format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

Now enrolling:

12/17/21 Apply Date
1/18/22 Class Starts
SessionProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineIntent to Enroll DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DeadlineDrop For Non PayLast Class Day
Spring A1/18/2212/17/2112/27/211/3/221/10/221/11/221/12/223/6/22
Spring B3/14/222/14/222/21/222/28/223/7/223/8/223/9/225/1/22
Summer A5/24/224/19/224/29/225/9/225/16/225/17/225/18/227/4/22
Summer B7/11/226/10/226/20/226/27/227/4/227/5/227/6/228/28/22

Now enrolling:

12/17/21 Apply Date
1/18/22 Class Starts

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Admissions

Are you ready to apply?

At Fitchburg State, we've streamlined the admission process to help you get started quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA not less than 2.8 on undergrad coursework
  • Transcripts from all institutions previously attended

You must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission.

  • Submit graduate application and $50 application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, with official transcripts
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of not less than 2.8
  • Official transcripts of graduate-level coursework from a regionally accredited institution (if applicable)*
  • Professional resume
  • Students with undergraduate GPAs of less than 2.8 may also be considered for admission based on their professional work experience and a letter of recommendation
  • No GMAT is required

Dual Concentration Options

Students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who are currently enrolled in the MBA program may request to enroll in one additional concentration after their first semester. Students who have been approved for a dual concentration must:

  1. Complete the course requirements for each concentration (completed courses can only be counted once toward one concentration)
  2. Meet the requirements for the catalog year in which their dual concentration is approved
All concentrations are eligible for the dual concentration option; additional course charges will apply


Dual Concentration Request Form

To submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Fitchburg State University
Admissions Office
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420

International Students:

  • An English Proficiency test is required for natives of non-English speaking countries (see options below)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended*
  • General Foreign Credit Evaluation for degrees and coursework taken outside of the United States
  • GPA of not less than 2.5
  • Application fee ($50)
  • Personal Statement/Statement of Purpose (300 word minimum)

*All foreign transcripts must be formally evaluated before we are able to make an admissions decision. Graduate applicants are required to submit a "general" evaluation. We accept international evaluations from any NACES or AICE members or the Center for Educational Documentation (CED).

(https://www.naces.org/members or https://aice-eval.org/endorsed-members)

The following are suggested organizations which provide foreign credential evaluation services:

English Language Proficiency - Applicants can demonstrate English proficiency by submitting official test scores from one of the following approved exams:

  • TOEFL - minimum score requires TOEFL iBT 79, paper based-TOEFL 550
  • IEFLTS - minimum score required 6.5 overall band score
  • Duolingo English Test - minimum score required 105
  • PTE Academic Test - minimum score required 58

You are encouraged to contact the Fitchburg State International Admissions department if additional information is needed at 978-665-4399 or [email protected].

U.S. citizens with foreign education (from a non-English speaking country) will need to follow the international admission requirements (English proficiency testing excluded). Students in the U.S. on an F-1 student visa are not eligible for the program. I-20s are not issued for online programs.

TOEFL Code: 3518

IELTS Code: No code; please select Fitchburg State as a recipient.

Courses

Advance your knowledge in these online Human Resources Management courses

For the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management online, the curriculum is comprised of 3 courses covering 9 credit hours.

For the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management online, the curriculum is comprised of 3 courses covering 9 credit hours.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The role of Human Resource Management as a strategic business partner and contributor to the vision of the organization demands the acumen to apply workforce analytics to make Informed decisions and optimize human capital Investments. To accomplish this, leaders need to determine the strategic questions to be answered, what to capture, how to model the data, and how to use the data to predict optimal return on investment.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides knowledge of the human resource from the manager’s perspective. The student develops an understanding of the role of personnel specialists. Topics covered include job analysis, employee selection, training, appraisal, promotion and discipline within the context of recent legal developments.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to provide human resources professionals and other managerial professionals with an understanding of labor and employment law, the sources of this law, and how the laws may apply in an employment setting.

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