Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management
Golden Gate University

Program Details

Earn a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management in an online format with Golden Gate University.  HR professionals are met with continuously changing regulations, methods, and tools for organizational success.  This certificate program provides studies to help maintain practice and quality through coursework covering:

  • Total compensation
  • Metrics and data
  • Employment law

This certificate is customizable, giving students choices in studies most relevant to career goals.  Faculty are HR professionals from local Bay Area companies and organizations.  Students may go on to earn a master’s degree, or exceptional career enhancement throughout this program.  Take the educational step towards personal and professional goals with Golden Gate University online.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Prerequisites may need to be satisfied prior to enrollment

School Accreditation Statement

WSCUC (WASC Senior Colleges and Universities Commission)

GGU is accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission, the organization that accredits universities in California and Hawaii, including Stanford, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley, San Jose State. GGU has never chosen to apply for the optional AACSB accreditation because its requirements are not consistent with their mission and commitment to have students learn from former and current practitioners rather than pure scholars. To do this, Golden Gate focuses on hiring full and part-time faculty who have a strong practitioner background and bring their practical experience to the classroom. AACSB rules are not consistent with this approach and, unfortunately, many standard rankings such as US News & World Report base their information on AACSB. With more than 68,000 alumni, we are confident that GGU prepares students with knowledge and skills that can be used throughout their careers.


Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Washington D.C., Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, or Wisconsin.