Advance your career in human resource management

Graduate Certificate (12 - 18 credits)

Add or strengthen key skills for management jobs in human resources when you pursue Davenport University’s graduate human resource management certificate. Designed for flexibility, our human resource management certification is available as a stand-alone program or to take alongside Davenport’s MBA in human resources degree.

Complete our human resource management certificate in as little as one year and deepen your knowledge and abilities in staffing, compensation, information systems, global human resource management, employment law, labor relations, organizational development and more.

Take your human resource management courses 100% online through our Global Campus and Real-Time Virtual format or opt to blend an online schedule with in-seat classes at Davenport’s Grand RapidsLansing and Detroit campuses. Your course credits can apply to Davenport’s MBA in human resources degree, which can qualify you to sit for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) exam.

A career-focused human resource management certificate 

Develop systemic and strategic problem-solving skills that are essential to your career in human resource management with just four core courses in Davenport’s human resource management certificate program. Finish in as little as one year and qualify for higher-paying jobs in human resources. 

Explore Davenport human resource management courses

Get ready to launch or advance your career in human resource management through our certificate program’s comprehensive core of four human resource management courses: Managing Human Resources, Employment Law and Labor Relations, Finance Compensation and Benefits, and Organizational Development and Training.

Every class in our online human resource management certificate program aligns with Quality Matters (QM), and both online and in-seat classes are evaluated to ensure high quality through Instructional Design. As an added mark of quality, our graduate certificate’s human resource management courses are offered through Davenport’s MBA program, which is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE).

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

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Earn your human resource management certificate 100% online
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Get certified with just 4 core human resource management courses
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Gain skills for better jobs in human resources in as little as 1 year
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Apply 100% of your certification course credits to an MBA in HR

Why pursue our human resource management certificate?

Human resource management is a field the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects to grow faster than other occupations over the next decade. By strengthening your abilities in human resource management, you can position yourself to enter this in-demand field or advance to management roles that offer higher salaries.

With Davenport’s human resource management certificate program, you’ll develop key abilities in human resource management through faculty who have human resource directorship experience in global corporations. Enjoy the flexibility of our online certification courses that are part of Davenport’s MBA in human resource management — and you’ll be earning course credits you can apply to the degree.

Experience the Davenport difference:

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Online convenience

Simplify your pursuit of this career-boosting human resource management certificate by taking 100% of your human resource management courses online through Davenport’s Global Campus.

 

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Faculty with HR experience

Develop skills for your career in human resource management with faculty who will bring their experience as HR directors of major corporations to your human resource management courses.

 

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Preparation for jobs in human resources

Heighten your analytical abilities by applying learned theory in practical-based assignments designed to prepare you for situations you’ll likely face in your career in human resource management.

 

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Credits that apply to our MBA in human resources degree

Reap the career benefits of our human resource management certificate now and enjoy the added bonus of course credits you can apply toward Davenport’s MBA in human resources degree.

 

Get started on your human resource management certificate

Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your human resource management certificate.

Talk to a graduate admissions advisor

Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at info@davenport.edu.

Apply now or request more information

Start or advance your career in human resource management. Request more information or begin your application now.

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