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Prove your worth in Human Resource Management with a graduate certificate and exclusive student discounts for SHRM certifications.


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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.

A Graduate 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 certifications are 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, a graduate certificate and SHRM certification show employers your skills and knowledge so you get the job you want.

* This certificate is pending final approval from the Department of Education, and is not yet eligible for Title IV funding from the Department of Education.

SHRM Certification

CSU-Global is committed to ensuring 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.


  • Save $150 on SHRM student memberships! As a CSU-Global student, you can join SHRM for only $40 per year, that’s a $150 discount from their regular membership fee of $190.

    Join more than 285,000 professionals from around the world who rely on SHRM for their HR solutions. As a member, you’ll get access to exclusive HR jobs, networking opportunities, insider information, customizable dashboard, and more resources to help you advance in the field.

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  • Save $850 on SHRM’s Self-Study certification prep materials! Ace your SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification exams at a fraction of the cost. These flexible prep materials regularly cost almost $900, but as a CSU-Global student you only pay $50.

    Earning these certifications demonstrates to the global business community that you have strong capabilities in HR concepts and behavioral competencies. Stand out as a recognized expert and leader in the HR field.

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  • Save 50% on SHRM certification exams! CSU-Global will pay 50% of your SHRM certification exam fee the first time you take the exam. Exam fees range from $300-$400 so you could save hundreds of dollars while advancing your career.

Contact your academic advisor to take advantage of these exclusive discount opportunities.

CSU-Global firmly believes in the value of earning your SHRM Certification and that’s why we’re here to help. Take advantage of these discounts and stand out among the crowd when you go for a job promotion, new position, or if you’re just starting your HR career.

Career Outlook

Human resources is a rapidly growing field which means it’s a great time to upskill with a recognized 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 any organizations that hire employees need to provide human resources like health care, retirement planning, employee benefits, and 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 graduate certificate in human resource management is a 12-credit stand-alone program that is transcribable across institutions and professions. That means your certificate is recognized and respected in the human resources industry.

Course curriculum provides you with the theory and application information necessary to integrate your human resource role with the strategic goals of an organization to effectively manage people in our global and dynamic marketplace. The certificate program emphasizes developing the necessary skills to strategically manage, train, and develop human resources for enhanced organizational performance.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the strategic role of human resources in facilitating the accomplishment of an organization’s mission, goals, and objectives through the creation of aligned organizational systems and practices.
  • Understand the principles and values associated with creating high performance and high trust work systems within a rapidly changing global environment.
  • Develop the skills required to measure organizational performance and create human resource systems essential for monitoring, improving, and rewarding performance consistent with an organization’s culture.
  • Identify the global issues affecting human resource management and develop the skills to address complex issues associated with effectively managing people in a global context.


The human resource management graduate certificate consists of four three-credit courses:

  • HRM520: Managing Performance for Results

    Understand the design and execution of successful management and processes. Examine utilization and outcomes of performance appraisals, compensation, and training effectiveness.

  • HRM522: Human Resource Planning

    Examine the cross-cultural issues in managing organization behavior. From a global management perspective, explore bargaining behavior, recruitment, selection, training, and compensation issues.

  • HRM516: Effective Labor Management

    Analyze the collective bargaining process and the impact of public policy on industrial relations. Understand the administrative functions of human resource management and the field of labor relations.

  • HRM500: Managing Human Resources

    Analyze the implications of the recruitment, staffing, evaluation and development of employees in the strategic management of a high performance workforce. Examine the economics of labor and the effects of legislative and legal decisions in the administration and management of employees.

Affordable Tuition Guaranteed

As a 100% online university, CSU-Global is able to offer you an affordable tuition rate that won’t increase as long as you’re in good academic standing. Our Tuition Guarantee ensures that your rates won’t rise from your first class thru your last. Unlike traditional brick-and-mortar colleges, CSU-Global students don’t pay any student fees or out-of-state premiums.

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Flexible to Fit Your Schedule

CSU-Global was created for modern learners who might already be working full-time. Our 100% online courses allow you the convenience of choosing when and where you learn. Anytime you have access to the internet, you’re already on campus. No set class times or locations, monthly starts, and accelerated 8-week courses let you earn your certificate without putting life on hold.

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