Whether you are just entering the field of human resources or moving into an executive position in HR, earning your graduate certificate in human resource management entirely online can help you reach your professional goals.

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.1 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.

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Human Resource Management graduate certificate accreditation and features

  • Accreditation: Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
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  • Pursue a valuable credential: Our program aligns with the nine competencies required by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to qualify for professional certification.
  • Master skills essential to being an effective HR strategist: The MS in HRM experience includes Mursion, a cutting-edge virtual reality simulation tool. Mursion allows you to practice having difficult, high-stakes conversations in a safe environment.
  • Forge a career with staying power: Rather than focusing on one level or function, Walden’s human resource management certificate helps prepare you for a long-term career as an HR and business leader.
  • Learn from business leaders and industry experts: This program is taught largely by doctorally prepared, SHRM-certified business professionals with extensive experience in their fields.
  • Gain experience that makes you more marketable: In this certificate program, you’ll develop strategic planning skills to address complex, real-world HR problems. Get relevant training and development you can apply on the job.
  • SHRM Virtual Student Chapter: Join Walden’s virtual student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). As one of the only a few SHRM virtual chapters, it allow you to gain access to a wide network of human resource professionals and stay current on the best practices in the field.
  • Accelerated Path to a Master’s Degree: You may apply all credits earned in this certificate program toward Walden’s MS in Human Resource Management degree program. Learn more.
  • Boost your resume: Access our Career Services – granting you access to interview preparations and create your own website resume and portfolio while refining your resume.
  • Financial Aid: This certificate is eligible for Financial Aid.


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.
Chandra LaTrelle Porter MS in Leadership Graduate
Chandra La Trelle-Porter
Lisa Minnihan BSBA Graduate / MBA Graduate
Lisa Minnihan
Noah Chad Shannon DBA Graduate
Noah Chad Shannon

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2015-16 Edition, Human Resources Specialists and Labor Relations Specialists,” on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/human-resources-specialists-and-labor-relations-specialists.htm (viewed on August 1, 2017). 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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