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Human Resource Management & Development

Graduate Certificate

Online

Course Delivery

9

Total Credits

$9,810

Tuition

6 months

Minimum Duration


Program Overview

Gain the knowledge and skills to strategically manage and develop an effective workforce for improved organization performance and competitive positioning with Michigan State University's Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Development.

This focused program helps you connect the core functions of HR to overall business strategy through foundational HR courses covering compensation systems, talent management and staffing, developing learning organizations, labor relations and more. The program curriculum is designed and led in an interactive online classroom by some of the top researchers in their field, including many Broad College of Business faculty who teach in the MBA in Human Resource Management concentration. All five of these five-week online courses (9 credits total) are also included in MSU's 100% online Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership program, allowing you to apply the course credits toward a master's degree (8 graduate certificate credits can be applied to the MS-MSL degree).

 

Program Outcomes

MSU's Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Development will equip you to:

  • Leverage human resources and align with organizational strategies to create competitive and global advantages
  • Develop a learning organization that inspires and nurtures top talent, helping to retain the leaders your organization needs to succeed
  • Manage labor, compliance and regulatory issues
  • Understand theory, research and legal foundations that impact staffing decisions
  • Link rewards and compensation packages with recruiting, employee selection, training and development and performance reviews
  • Gain methods for motivating, providing meaningful feedback and influencing change
  • Analyze the cost, benefit and ROI of training programs 

Career Outlook


As companies form and expand, there is demand for HR managers and executives who can strategically manage and develop an effective workforce. The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Development is designed for self-directed professionals looking to lead in these roles and enhance their career potential with positions and salaries like the examples below.

  • Training and Development Manager: $111,340*
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager: $121,010*
  • Human Resources Manager: $113,300*
  • General and Operations Managers: $100,930*
  • Administrative Services Manager: $96,180*

*Average annual salary, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics median pay figures as of 2018.


A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world.

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

  • 21st Overall Best Online Graduate Business Programs — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Glenn Hodges headshot

Glenn Hodges, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Director of the Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership and For-Credit Graduate Certificate Programs
Glenn Hodges has more than 20 years of professional business experience in all aspects of strategy development and related processes. He was an executive at the former DaimlerChrysler AG and Chrysler LLC for 12 years and has extensive international experience. In 2013, he joined the faculty at Michigan State University. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Management at the Broad College of Business as well the director of the M.S. in Management, Strategy and Leadership and For-Credit Graduate Certificate programs.

Course Information

 

Core

MGT 802 - Strategic Analysis (1 Credit)
MGT 810 - Human Resource Management for General Managers (2 Credits)

Elective

MGT 817 - Managing the Learning Organization (2 Credits)
MGT 818 - Talent Management and Development (2 Credits)
MGT 822 - Developing Reward and Compensation Systems (2 Credits)
MGT 811 - Fundamentals of Human Resources Staffing (2 Credits)
MGT 814 - Managing Diversity in the Workplace (2 Credits)
 

 

Admissions Requirements

 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
    Official four-year bachelor’s degree-bearing transcript from a regionally or nationally accredited institution(s)
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Previous work experience
    Current résumé detailing professional work experience, academic credentials and related accomplishments and pertinent biographical information
  • A written personal statement
    Statement of intention essay (two pages maximum) detailing your direct supervisory and/or project/program management experience, as well as a statement on how you will leverage the Graduate Certificate in your career
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    Three letters of recommendation from professional, work-related references, preferably direct supervisors. Recommendation letters should attest to your ability to work within and lead teams as well as to your contribution to a professional business environment.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete the online application.
  • Pay a one-time, nonrefundable $100 application and transcript fee.
  • If you indicate that you are a veteran or military service member, provide an official military transcript.
  • Although the GMAT is not required, it may be requested if you have a GPA below 3.0.

Key Dates

Summer

Application Deadline

April 2nd

Fall

Application Deadline

August 6th

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$9,810
$9,810

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Overview

Gain the knowledge and skills to strategically manage and develop an effective workforce for improved organization performance and competitive positioning with Michigan State University's Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Development.

This focused program helps you connect the core functions of HR to overall business strategy through foundational HR courses covering compensation systems, talent management and staffing, developing learning organizations, labor relations and more. The program curriculum is designed and led in an interactive online classroom by some of the top researchers in their field, including many Broad College of Business faculty who teach in the MBA in Human Resource Management concentration. All five of these five-week online courses (9 credits total) are also included in MSU's 100% online Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership program, allowing you to apply the course credits toward a master's degree (8 graduate certificate credits can be applied to the MS-MSL degree).

 

Program Outcomes

MSU's Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Development will equip you to:

  • Leverage human resources and align with organizational strategies to create competitive and global advantages
  • Develop a learning organization that inspires and nurtures top talent, helping to retain the leaders your organization needs to succeed
  • Manage labor, compliance and regulatory issues
  • Understand theory, research and legal foundations that impact staffing decisions
  • Link rewards and compensation packages with recruiting, employee selection, training and development and performance reviews
  • Gain methods for motivating, providing meaningful feedback and influencing change
  • Analyze the cost, benefit and ROI of training programs 

Career Outlook


As companies form and expand, there is demand for HR managers and executives who can strategically manage and develop an effective workforce. The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Development is designed for self-directed professionals looking to lead in these roles and enhance their career potential with positions and salaries like the examples below.

  • Training and Development Manager: $111,340*
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager: $121,010*
  • Human Resources Manager: $113,300*
  • General and Operations Managers: $100,930*
  • Administrative Services Manager: $96,180*

*Average annual salary, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics median pay figures as of 2018.


A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world.

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

  • 21st Overall Best Online Graduate Business Programs — U.S. News & World Report, 2021

  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Glenn Hodges headshot

Glenn Hodges, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Director of the Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership and For-Credit Graduate Certificate Programs
Glenn Hodges has more than 20 years of professional business experience in all aspects of strategy development and related processes. He was an executive at the former DaimlerChrysler AG and Chrysler LLC for 12 years and has extensive international experience. In 2013, he joined the faculty at Michigan State University. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Management at the Broad College of Business as well the director of the M.S. in Management, Strategy and Leadership and For-Credit Graduate Certificate programs.

Course Information

 

Core

MGT 802 - Strategic Analysis (1 Credit)
MGT 810 - Human Resource Management for General Managers (2 Credits)

Elective

MGT 817 - Managing the Learning Organization (2 Credits)
MGT 818 - Talent Management and Development (2 Credits)
MGT 822 - Developing Reward and Compensation Systems (2 Credits)
MGT 811 - Fundamentals of Human Resources Staffing (2 Credits)
MGT 814 - Managing Diversity in the Workplace (2 Credits)
 

 

Admissions Requirements

 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
    Official four-year bachelor’s degree-bearing transcript from a regionally or nationally accredited institution(s)
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Previous work experience
    Current résumé detailing professional work experience, academic credentials and related accomplishments and pertinent biographical information
  • A written personal statement
    Statement of intention essay (two pages maximum) detailing your direct supervisory and/or project/program management experience, as well as a statement on how you will leverage the Graduate Certificate in your career
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    Three letters of recommendation from professional, work-related references, preferably direct supervisors. Recommendation letters should attest to your ability to work within and lead teams as well as to your contribution to a professional business environment.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

To apply to this program:

  • Complete the online application.
  • Pay a one-time, nonrefundable $100 application and transcript fee.
  • If you indicate that you are a veteran or military service member, provide an official military transcript.
  • Although the GMAT is not required, it may be requested if you have a GPA below 3.0.

Key Dates

Summer

Application Deadline

April 2nd

Fall

Application Deadline

August 6th

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$9,810
$9,810

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

The MSU Value Promise

You can be ensured a return on your investment at Michigan State University.

As one of the top research universities in the world, Michigan State University has advanced the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years.

MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community.

MSU has been offering online degree programs for over 20 years. Our maturity is evident in the high quality of the learning experience enjoyed by our online students.

MSU provides programs and initiatives that support and enhance diversity. We will expand our campus and external partnerships to put in place inclusive recruitment and retention practices. We nurture and promote individuals’ varied experiences and perspectives, ensuring structures and processes make possible full participation by all members of our community.

MSU actively collaborates with campus and external partners to innovate across all dimensions of graduate education. We create and support networks that increase collaboration and improve educational opportunities for our online students.

MSU’s nationally recognized online programs foster student growth and well-being throughout their academic career. We will expand inclusive mentoring practices and accelerate improvement across units to implement evidence-based practices to ensure our students complete successfully.

Continuing education can be one of the most exciting, challenging, and rewarding experiences you undertake in your life. We hope you consider becoming a Spartan, to learn online and reach your career goals. With highly ranked online programs and exceptional professors, we educate students who advance the common good with uncommon will.