Students enrolled in the MSHRD program through Villanova University have the option to simultaneously pursue a Certificate in HR Business Partner as a specialization within their degree. Learn how employment law, finance, training and development, compensation and benefits work to support the overall objectives of a business.
The specialization in HR Business Partner will cover topics, including but not limited to:
- Finance and human capital
- HRM principles and trends
- Legal issues and laws
The HR Business Partner Graduate Certificate provides students with a strong foundation in the major human resources functions and explores how HR acts as a strategic partner in an organization. Upon successful completion of the material, students who complete this specialization will earn both an MSHRD degree and an HR Business Partner graduate certificate.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Villanova University is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Recommended GPA3.0 or above (4.0 scale)
Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s)
- Applicants who do not have a 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA must submit evidence of their ability to handle graduate-level work, such as submitting results from the GRE or GMAT exams, prior graduate studies, relevant certifications (e.g., SHRM-CP, PHR, etc.), etc.