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 (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.

  • Grants and tuition reductions available.

  • Considering a career in human resources?

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    Download Walden’s Guide for Human Resource Management Careers. (pdf)

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    Join Walden’s virtual student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Gain access to a wide network of human resource professionals and stay current on the best practices in the field.

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