Human Resources Management

  • Certificate
Location: Boston
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Why Human Resources Management?

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.

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.

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management 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.

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Unique Features

  • 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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What you'll study

General Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management General Requirements

Required Courses

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

This program requires successful completion of a minimum of 18 credit hours that meet the degree requirements.

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Did You Know?

The field of Human Resource Management is projected to grow by 9% between 2014 and 2024, faster than the national average for other positions (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016). 

Average Time to Completion

1-1.5 Years



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