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 US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the HR profession will grow 8% by 2022, about 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 MS 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, US Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Human Resources Specialists and Labor Relations Specialists,” on the Internet at (viewed online December 18, 2014). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.


LaShona Patton Jones

LaShona Patton-Jones

MS in Human Resource Management Graduate
As a human resource professional, I am passionate about helping others reach their full potential through effective training and development. I decided to pursue a second master’s degree and felt the program at Walden was aligned with my professional goal: to enhance my leadership skills to secure a leadership role within the organization.
Looking back on my MBA program, it is impossible for me to not recognize the leaps and bounds of progress I have made both personally and professionally.
While I was deployed to Iraq, I conducted research and determined Walden University would be a great fit, allowing me to achieve the credibility I need to meet my goals for the future.
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