This comprehensive graduate certificate program is designed to enhance students' understanding and experience in human resources management and prepare them to advance in their field.
Duration of Program
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In today's multifaceted organizations, human resource professionals must respond to the growing challenges of regulatory compliance, complex benefit plans, and training and motivating employees. This innovative online program is designed to give students a full introduction to the principles, strategies, and techniques of human resources management. The program will foster a deep understanding of organizational development and effective change management; workforce planning and strategic recruitment; and training and performance management.
Major topics include organizational and human resources development; recruiting, training, and performance management; compensation; and the rights and obligations of employees and employers. The online Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management culminates with a final course in effective change management—an important skill in today’s dynamic and demanding employment environment.
Boston is a hub for healthcare, education, finance, business, biotechnology, and the life sciences
Offers special focus for participants in effective change management
Courses taught by experienced human resources professionals
Credits earned completing this certificate can be applied toward the MS in Leadership, MS in Corporate and Organizational Communication, and MS in Human Resources Management
Unique Transfer Credit Opportunities
About the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Opportunities:
Why consider a graduate degree from Northeastern University? We recognize the knowledge and HR competencies demonstrated by those who have earned their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification through the Society of Human Resource Management. As a result, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential-holders have the unique opportunity to accelerate through a Northeastern University graduate certificate program by applying this credential in exchange for transfer credit.
Successful applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management:
Will receive 3 quarter hours of transfer credit–a 17% savings in tuition–for HRM 6015 Introduction to Human Resources Management.
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A graduate degree or certificate from Northeastern—a top-40 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on professional experience in the area of your interest. Apply now—and take your career to the next level.
How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.
Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): identifies your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the university's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose
Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; official transcripts required at the time of admission
English language proficiency proof: students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, or NU Global Exam scores
International out-of-country application complete (start date: September 14, 2020)
July 13, 2020
International in-country application complete (start date: September 14, 2020)
August 10, 2020
Domestic application complete (first half start: September 14, 2020)
September 4, 2020
Domestic application complete (second half start: October 26, 2020)
October 16, 2020
Recommended Admissions Deadline:
International out-of-country application complete (start date: January 11, 2021)
November 2, 2020
International in-country application complete (start date: January 11, 2021)
December 7, 2020
Domestic application complete (first half start: January 11, 2021)
January 1, 2021
Domestic application complete (second half start: February 22, 2021)
February 12, 2021
Recommended Admissions Deadline:
International out-of-country application complete (start date: April 12, 2021)
February 8, 2021
International in-country application complete (start date: April 12, 2021)
March 8, 2021
Domestic application complete (first half start: April 12, 2021)
April 2, 2021
Domestic application complete (second half start: May 24, 2021)
May 14, 2021
Recommended Admissions Deadline:
International out-of-country application complete (start date: July 12, 2021)
May 10, 2021
International in-country application complete (start date: July 12, 2021)
June 7, 2021
Domestic application complete (start date: July 12, 2021)
July 2, 2021
Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management General Requirements
HRM 6015 - Introduction to Human Resources Management
HRM 6025 - Workforce Analytics
Complete four of the following. Students waived out of HRM 6015, complete five of the following:
HRM 6005 - Creating a High-Performance Organization: Strategic Organizational and HRM Choices
HRM 6010 - Compensation and Benefits
HRM 6020 - Talent Acquisition and Onboarding
HRM 6030 - The Employment Contract
HRM 6042 - Strategic Workforce Planning
HRM 6047 - Managing the Employee Life Cycle
HRM 6050 - Employee Engagement
HRM 6060 - Organizational Design
HRM 6070 - Global Human Resources Management
Please note: This curriculum is for marketing purposes only and is subject to change. Official curriculum can be found within the course catalog.
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