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Colorado State University-Global Campus

Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

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  • HRM300: Principles of Human Resource Management
  • HRM435: Creating a Diverse and Ethical Workforce
  • HRM445: Labor Relations and Employment Law
  • HRM440: Recruitment, Selection, and Employee Development
  • HRM460: Organizational Development
  • ORG470: Leading Through Conflict Resolution


Human resources is a dynamic and inspiring profession that is forever innovating to acclimate to our changing world. Using strategic goal setting, resource management and development, and training techniques, human resource managers support both individual employees and the organization’s culture. Professionals in the human resources field must be willing to evolve with these changes, and that means staying current on best practices.

An Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management* is a stand-alone, transcribable certificate that showcases your proficiency in helping an organization manage people. The certificate you earn at CSU-Global is recognized nationally by educational institutions and professional organizations.

Additionally, our human resource management certification is aligned with the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates.

If you don’t have previous work experience or an education in human resources, an undergraduate certificate and SHRM certification can show employers your skills and knowledge so you get the job you want.

  • This certificate is eligible for Title IV financial aid

SHRM Certification

CSU-Global is committed to ensuring that our students remain knowledgeable and competitive in the human resources profession. In doing so, we’ve partnered with SHRM, the largest network of human resource professionals in the world. Through our partnership with SHRM, CSU-Global can offer students phenomenal enhancements to their education and career.

Career Outlook

Human resources is a rapidly growing field, which means it’s a great time to upskill with a nationally recognized Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment of human resource managers is projected to grow 9% from 2014 to 2024. That growth rate is 30% higher than the average for all occupations. With more job opportunities available, you’ve got a great chance at securing the career path you deserve.

As a human resource manager you can work in almost any industry because organizations that hire employees need to provide resources like...

  • Health care.
  • Retirement planning.
  • Employee benefits.
  • Trainings.

Because our certificate in human resource management is transcribable and recognized nationally, you’ll always stand out as a committed employee who has gone the extra step to prove that your abilities exceed basic qualifications.

Career growth isn’t the only benefit of advancing in human resources; you could also earn a substantial salary. The average annual salary for human resource managers is $104,440, while training and development managers earn an average of $102,640, as reported by the BLS.

Earning a stable, six-figure salary can allow you the financial freedom you want to easily pay bills, stress less, take care of loved ones, and provide more opportunities for yourself and your future. Not only will you be earning more financially, you’ll also be accomplishing personal goals and earning the long-time career you deserve.

Program Description

The Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, an 18 credit hour stand-alone program, is designed to provide a background in human resource management, staff training and development, relevant laws and employment regulations, managing organizational conflict, and negotiation among competing interests.

Students gain in-depth knowledge of human resources and corporate structure to complement bachelor’s degree program coursework.

Learning Outcomes

  • Enhance organizational performance and create effective traditional and virtual teams through motivation, organizational culture, and change management.
  • Address the legal and ethical implications of human resources and administration in an organizational setting.
  • Resolve conflict by utilizing various management styles and best practices.

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