Program Overview

A Certificate in Leadership in Human Resource Management is offered from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. The curriculum requires fulfillment of 15 credits. There are a total of 5 courses required. The program may be completed in 12 months, if students complete two classes per term. This program is also offered completely online. This certificate program may be ideal for entry to mid-level professionals who want to build their credentials in human resource management and undertake greater responsibilities in their career. This program is only open to students who have earned an undergraduate degree.

The curriculum focuses on the following: principles and concepts of group and team behavior, leadership roles, importance of organizational vision, values & ethics, assessing & capitalizing on human resources, and managing scarce resources in today's complex organizations. Upon successful completion of the program, students may be prepared for top-level management positions in human resources.

The required courses include the following: Staffing & Career Management, Strategic Compensation, Organizational Performance Management, Organizational Change & Development, and Transformational Leadership in Human Resource Management.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Individuals who have completed an undergraduate degree are invited to apply.

    School Overview

    The University of Virginia, commonly referred to as UVA, is a public research university that was founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States. Jefferson, who is known as the father of the university was UVA’s first president, and served on the universities original governing board, which was known as the Board of Visitors, along with James Monroe and James Madison.

    UVA offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees, as well as educational specialist and professional degrees. The university’s schools and colleges include:

    • Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
    • College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
    • Curry School of Education
    • Darden School of Business
    • Mcintyre School of Commerce
    • School of Architecture
    • School of Continuing and Professional Studies
    • School of Engineering and Applied Science
    • School of Law
    • School of Medicine
    • School of Nursing
    • College at Wise


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