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.
COURSE EFFORT 18 Hours a Week
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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.

Admissions Requirements

To enroll in the Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate, you must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

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Purdue University Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

The HLC ( is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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

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

Sample Courses
  • Employment and Staffing
  • Employee Training and Development
  • Compensation
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
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Credit Breakdown
  • Total Credits30

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