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Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate

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Earn a Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate from Purdue Global and gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to change career paths and enter the ever-evolving industry of human resources.* If you already hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, our Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate program can offer you a convenient route to pursue a new career in human resources.

At Purdue Global, enjoy the convenience and flexibility of online learning. This professional certificate program offers targeted study designed to enhance your professional expertise and help you stand out to future employers.

The postbaccalaureate human resources program consists of a minimum of 30 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate from Purdue Global.

Please note: This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.

Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate Program Highlights

The online Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate’s curriculum provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Acquire the knowledge and skills to pursue an entry-level position in human resources
  • Explore the topics of employee recruitment; employee training and development; compensation and reward systems; and employment law

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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Purdue University Global is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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What are the Career Opportunities?

This program is designed to provide you with specialized knowledge to seek entry-level employment in the field of human resources. Earning a postbaccalaureate certificate in human resources could help you prepare for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification exam.

Prepare for Future Studies

Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate may be applied toward the requirements of certain Purdue Global degree programs. When the time is right, come back and earn your degree online at Purdue Global.

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How Do I Get Started?

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.


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What Courses Will I Take?

This postbaccalaureate certificate program is designed to focus on specialized knowledge in the field of human resources. Each Purdue Global business graduate certificate is composed of four or five courses. This program consists of the following courses:

  • Strategic Project Selection and Initiation
  • Project Planning and the Project Plan
  • Project Execution With Monitoring and Control
  • Project Close-Out, Ethics, and Professional Responsibilities
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Program Requirements
  • Core Credits30
  • Total Credits30

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

Tuition and Fees

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Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin

$371.00 cost per credit
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Tuition does not include University fees and associated program fees. View tuition and fee information or contact an Admissions Advisor for more information.

Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.

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Whether you are on your way up the corporate ladder or just getting started, our degree programs and certificates could help you prepare to take your career to a higher level.

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*Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Human Resources Specialists, on the Internet at National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.

Students are responsible for understanding the requirements of optional certification exams. The University cannot guarantee students will be eligible to sit for or pass exams. In some cases, work experience, additional coursework beyond the Purdue Global program, fieldwork, and/or background checks may be necessary to be eligible to take or to successfully pass the exams.