Golden Gate University

536 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105-2968

Program Details

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management program is designed to strengthen students' skills and knowledge in the human resource management field. The program is intended for both new and currently working professionals who are interested in enhancing knowledge within specific areas of the field without investing the time required for a full degree. In addition, students may collaborate with the Management Department chair in order to customize their course schedules to focus on their interests.

All of the courses may be completed online. If a student is interested in taking traditional classes, the program offers campus-based courses on the San Francisco campus.

Students will need to complete six Required Courses for a total 18 semester units in order to receive the certificate. The program will require students to complete the course Human Resource Management and five other courses from a list of 12. Some of the choice courses are Managing People in International Settings, Benefits Administration, Labor Relations, Employment Law, Managing the Employment Function, Selected Topics in Management, and Directed Study.

Some of the courses may have prerequisites that need to be completed before course enrollment. The prerequisites may be completed through transfer credit or course completion at Golden Gate University.

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      100% Online
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      Commencement Fee (One Time Fee): $100; Technology Fee per Semester: $85

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    Must hold a bachelors degree or higher.

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    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

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