Today’s global economy is transforming the field of human resources (HR). Join the next generation of HR professionals who are equipped to provide innovative solutions in an increasingly complex business landscape.

The need for qualified HR professionals is on the rise. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the HR profession will grow 21% by 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.* Walden’s Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management prepares you to compete for these growing opportunities.

Through this program, you can gain a strategic understanding of HR and its role in both business results and human capital development. Build the fundamental HR skills to manage your organization’s most important asset—its people—with best practices in position planning, recruitment, and retention. Explore how to maximize employee productivity through effective training, coaching, compensation, and development programs. Learn to use HR metrics to audit and improve employee and business success.

You may apply all credits earned in this certificate program toward Walden’s M.S. in Human Resource Management degree program. Learn more.


Find detailed information for this program, including possible occupations, completion rate, program costs, and median student loan debt.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012–13 Edition, Human Resources Specialists,” on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/human-resources-specialists.htm (viewed online April 12, 2013). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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Completion Requirements

  • 12 total semester credits
This certificate can be completed in as little as eight months. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

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Curriculum Component Requirements  Cost  Total* 
Tuition 12 total semester credit hours  $880 per semester hour 

$10,560

Books and Materials Estimated costs  included

$0

Technology Fee  Per semester

$160

$320

   

Total

$10,880

   

Transfer up to 6 credits 

$5,440

   

Total with Transfer Credits

$5,440

* Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 1-866-492-5336.

Transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee and books and supplies as related to reduced number of courses over time.

Tuition and fees are subject to change.

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The need for human resource (HR) management professionals is on the rise. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the HR profession will grow 21% by 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.*

With Walden’s Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, you will be competitively positioned for a variety of opportunities in the field. Potential career titles include:

  • Compensation manager
  • Benefits manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Training and development manager
  • Human resources specialist
  • Labor relations specialist
  • Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialist
  • Training and development specialist
  • Business teacher, postsecondary

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012–13 Edition, Human Resources Specialists,” on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/human-resources-specialists.htm (viewed online April 12, 2013). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

As a student in the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management program, you can:

  • Build a strategic understanding of the dynamic field of human resource management and its role in both business results and human capital development.
  • Develop a strong, practical approach to human resource management through courses that reflect ongoing changes to standard human resource practices.
  • Participate in timely, relevant assignments with fellow students who are human resource practitioners and with faculty members who are leaders in the field.
  • Prepare for the complex business environment through an integrated approach to human resource management that includes metrics and strategy.

When you earn your Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management at Walden, you can benefit from the flexibility of online learning and from MobileLearn®. Offered exclusively at Walden, MobileLearn not only enables you to choose where and when you learn, it also gives you the ability to choose how you learn. Learn more.

Additional highlights of Walden’s Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management include:

Accelerated Path to a Master’s Degree

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management is designed to help you advance your career or prepare you for graduate study in the field of human resources.

Credits earned in the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management program may be applied toward Walden’s M.S. in Human Resource Management program.

Courses in the certificate program will fully transfer into the M.S. in Human Resource Management program’s specializations in Functional Human Resource Management and Integrating Functional and Strategic Human Resource Management. Three out of the four certificate courses will transfer into the M.S. in Human Resource Management program’s specialization in Organizational Strategy.

For assistance in deciding which online certificate program fits your goals, request information or speak with an enrollment advisor by calling 1-866-492-5336. A list of international toll-free phone numbers is available for students outside the United States.