Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate

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Program at a Glance

  • Explore the topics of employee recruitment; employee training and development; compensation and reward systems; and employment law.
  • Gain specialized knowledge to pursue an entry-level position in human resources.
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Course Effort
15–18 Hours per Week
Course Length
10-Week Terms
Average Completion
8 months
Of Full-Time Study
Credits Required
(20 Semester Credits)
Cost per Credit
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Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate Overview

Earn a Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate and gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to change career paths and enter the ever-evolving industry of human resources.

At Purdue Global, you can enjoy the convenience and flexibility of online learning. This human resource management certificate program offers a targeted curriculum designed to enhance your professional knowledge.

You will explore:

  • Employee training and development
  • Employment law
  • Methods for developing a compensation strategy
  • Strategic approaches to human resource management

See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.

Note: this program is not eligible for Title IV financial aid.

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Admissions Requirements

A bachelor’s degree is required to enroll in a graduate certificate program. You will need to provide an official transcript that shows completion of your bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, though an unofficial copy may be provided during the application process. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.

Ways to Save

  • Transfer Credits

    Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.

    Save Time and Money on Your Degree

  • Prior Work Experience

    You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.

    Your Experience Counts

  • Grants

    Learn about federal financial grants and loan programs that may be available.

    Federal and State Grants

  • Corporate Partner Benefits

    Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.

    Employee Savings and Benefits

  • Military Tuition Reduction

    55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.

    Tuition Savings for Military

  • Prior Military Experience

    We offer credit for ACE-evaluated training and CLEP and DANTES examinations.

    Credit for Military Training

  • International Tuition Reduction

    International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.

    International Tuition and Benefits

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What Courses Will I Take?

This postbaccalaureate certificate program includes five courses designed to provide specialized knowledge in the field of human resources.

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Sample Courses
  • Employment and Staffing
  • Employee Training and Development
  • Compensation
  • Strategic Human Resource Management

Program Requirements

  • Total Credits

Career Opportunities

This program can help you develop the specialized knowledge to pursue entry-level roles in the field of human resources.

Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:

  1. Management of Personnel Resources
  2. Judgement and Decision Making
  3. Active Listening
  4. Speaking
  5. Reading Comprehension

Top Jobs With This Degree

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Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.

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