Certificate in HR Management

Villanova University

Villanova University

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Villanova’s Certificate in Human Resource Management is designed for HR professionals including HR administrators, staffing specialists and recruiters, HR generalists and specialists, trainers and anyone who wants to position themselves as an expert in the area of Human Resources.

If you want to become a more effective leader and make a real impact in your organization, as well as prepare to earn valuable industry credentials, explore Villanova's Certificate in Human Resource Management.

About the course

Managing employees is critical to every organization’s success. To be an effective HR leader, you must understand complex concepts such as business management and strategy, workforce planning and employment, and human resource development, as well as build the practical skills to implement these concepts. Villanova University’s 100% online Certificate in Human Resource Management will teach you topics such as organizational structure and design and the eight competencies of HR professionals, to help you apply what you learn in the classroom to your career.

Learn the organizational principles of high-performing companies that can be immediately applied to help your business meet its strategic goals. By completing two required HR courses and one elective from the multiple course options above, you can gain extensive knowledge of these advanced HR concepts and competencies along with the situational skills to put the knowledge to work in your industry.

In the Human Resource Management program you will receive 18-months of access (spanning three test windows) to the complete 2020 SHRM Learning System digital materials. This includes the following:

  • Downloadable e-publications and online printable flashcards
  • Online content including introductory competency connection scenarios
  • 2,000+ knowledge and situational judgment questions
  • Tips and tools with additional information as well as resources built into topic group pages
  • An assessment, topic group practice tests and post-test for the SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® level

Prepare for SHRM Certification

Villanova University is a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recognized Education Partner. The Human Resource Management course, featuring content based on the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK™), is designed to help you prepare for the SHRM® Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or SHRM® Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) exam.

Required Courses

Human Resource Management

Whether you’re new to human resources or you simply want to strengthen your employee management skills, this course is the ideal place to start.

This HR training course gives you a broad overview of the human resource function. It covers real-life HR issues and critical competency and knowledge-based topics including strategic planning, recruiting, compensation, benefits and employee relations.

What You’ll Study

HR Competencies

  • Leadership & Navigation
  • Ethical Practice
  • Business Acumen
  • Relationship Management
  • Consultation
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Global & Cultural Effectiveness
  • Communication

People

  • HR Strategic Planning
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Employee Engagement & Retention
  • Learning & Development
  • Total Rewards

Organization

  • Structure of the HR Function
  • Organizational Effectiveness & Development
  • Workforce Management
  • Employee & Labor Relations
  • Technology Management

Workplace

  • HR in the Global Context
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Risk Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • U.S. Employment Law & Regulations (U.S. Only)

Mastering Organizational Effectiveness

In today’s ever-changing business environment, HR managers and executives are responsible for more than just hiring and firing — they are involved in organizational change initiatives, efforts to shape organizational culture, strategic planning, complicated employee dynamics, and overall performance that helps drive the organization’s success. In this comprehensive eight-week human resources course, you’ll learn to balance operational and functional needs with the strategic goals of your employer.

Mastering Organizational Effectiveness provides HR professionals with a more comprehensive understanding of organizational systems in order to better leverage the connection between employees and business goals. You will identify ways to explore the behavior of the organization as a whole, the groups and individuals within it, and those elements that can contribute to an effective work environment. You will benefit from an interactive online learning environment that provides valuable summaries by instructors, case studies from some of today’s well-known organizations, critical tips for immediate use on the job, and other important and helpful learning approaches.

What You’ll Study

Organizations and Organization Design

  • Various Types of Organizations
  • Dimensions of Organization Design

Linking Strategy and Organization Design and Effectiveness

  • Strategic Direction and Organization Design
  • Organizational Effectiveness Approaches

Organizational Structure and the Environment

  • The Organization’s Changing Environment
  • Organizational Design and the International Environment

Important Elements of an Organization’s Internal Design

  • Technology and Organization Performance
  • Organization Size, Life Cycle, and Decline

Organizational Culture, Values, and Change

  • Organization Design and Culture
  • Innovation and Change in Organizations

Organizational Decisions and Change

  • Organizational Decision Making in Times of Change
  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Individual and Group Dynamics

  • Elements of Effective Communication
  • Elements of Effective Teams

Conflict in Organizations

  • Individual and Interdepartmental Conflict in Organizations
  • Power and Politics in Organizations

1 Elective

Essential Principles of Agile Management 8 Week Course

Essentials of Business Analysis 8 Week Course

Finance & Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager 8 Week Course

Maximizing Team Effectiveness 8 Week Course

Strategic Organizational Leadership 8 Week Course

What You'll Learn

Managing employees is critical to every organization’s success. To be an effective HR leader, you must understand complex concepts such as business management and strategy, workforce planning and employment, and human resource development, as well as build the practical skills to implement these concepts.

By completing two human resources courses and one elective from the course options above, you’ll gain extensive knowledge of advanced HR concepts and competencies along with the practical skills to put your knowledge to work.

The Society for Human Resource Management, or SHRM, sets the eligibility criteria for students to sit for the four-hour proctored SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification exam. The eligibility criteria, exam fees, and testing windows are detailed on the SHRM Certification website.

Certificate in HR Management at Villanova University

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