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Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations

Human Resource Functional Excellence

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About the course

The HR Functional Excellence Certificate Program examines the different functional areas of human resource management. This self-paced, online learning experience is comprised of the 10 courses listed below. Complete individual courses of your choice or finish all 10 and receive a university-issued professional certificate.

  • Benefits and Safety
  • Compensation Management
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Employee Incentives
  • Employee Selection
  • Job Design & Analysis
  • Performance Management
  • Recruitment
  • Training and Development
  • Workforce Planning

Program Benefits

Learn to develop leading-edge HR programs, acquire skills to enhance personal effectiveness and business outcomes, and augment your professional career growth. Each course focuses on the skills necessary to be successful in the HR role and offers practical approaches for applying these skills in real-world situations.


The format is online, asynchronous, and self-paced. Participants will learn the material independently; there is no student-to-instructor, or student-to-student interaction.

The courses are structured as lecture presentation audio which are approximately 25 minutes each in duration. There are about 5 to 7 audio lectures per course which participants are able to view at their own pace. Optional readings and media specifically curated to each course are also included. There are no assignments or activities, however, each course has one quiz at the end. Participants must score 70% or higher to complete the course within 3 attempts.

Who should attend

Newly-appointed human resource professionals, HR specialists moving from one functional area in the field to another, line managers with HR responsibilities, and individuals exploring HR as a career change will all benefit from the HR Functional Excellence Certificate Program.

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