Program Overview

The Human Resources Management Certificate of Applied Science offered by the Billings campus of Montana State University is a program of study that is available to students in a completely online format. An aim of this program is to prepare students with a foundational set of skills and knowledge related to human resource management. Students will learn concepts related to the facilitation of employee relations as well as competencies related to teaching human resource planning and analysis. This program also covers the subject of risk management, safety, and security. This program prepares student to acquire employment as a human resources manager, recruiter, trainer, employee relations specialist, and human resources coordinator. The Human Resources program is based in broad subject areas so as to help a student gain the skills and knowledge needed to meet the demands of business and service organization. Subjects covered in this program include: laws, regulations and court decisions, and the Equal Employment Opportunity government agency (EEO).

Both options of this program require students to take and complete 32 credit hours of courses in order to graduate with the Human Resources Management Certificate of Applied Science. There are some General Education courses required for this program. These include Introduction to Business and Communicating in a Dynamic Workplace. The Human Resource Management courses include: Employment and Compensation Strategies and organizational Training and Development. A student is required to take a minimum of 32 credit hours, but can take more, if they so choose. It is important to note that some of these courses might required prerequisites. If a student takes 15 credit hours the first semester and 17 credit hours the second, then this program can take as little as two semesters to complete.

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    Degree Level: Certificate

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    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

    School Overview

    Montana State University Billings has been an integral part of the Billings community and a student-centered learning environment since its early days as Eastern Montana College. Founded in 1927, the university continues to nurture a longstanding tradition of educational access, teaching excellence, civic engagement and community enhancement in an urban setting. In the classroom and in the community, students receive a well-rounded unique education and training for associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees for careers through the University’s five colleges:

    • College of Arts and Sciences
    • College of Business
    • College of Allied Health Professions
    • College of Education
    • City College

    MSUB Online offers associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and certificates completely online. 


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