Graduate Certificate in Human Resources

This degree program provides the skills and tools needed to maximize employee engagement and address cultural, regulatory and behavioral issues in a diverse workforce. Students will learn strategic management, staffing, training and development, conflict and negotiation, employee benefits and legal issues.

Human Resources Program Overview

The master’s in human resources prepares you to attract, retain and develop collaboration among an employee base. You will focus on theoretical and practical application while examining the HR professional as a strategic partner within an organization, with the ability to make sustainable change in support of organizational goals.

As a student, you will:

  • Apply an integrated and systems-oriented approach to human resources that aligns and supports business strategy. 
  • Assess the impact of globalization, multiculturalism, and multi-generational workforces on organizational policy, practices and performance. 
  • Design strategies to ensure workforce capabilities are aligned with organizational needs.
  • Develop strategies to ensure workforce performance is continuously aligned with organizational needs.
  • Build strategic partnerships that address complex business needs and meet corporate social responsibility, ethical objectives, and legal considerations. 
  • Evaluate business data to make effective strategic decisions that align with support business goals.


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Next Session

Summer II (Jun 29, 2020)

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Admission Requirements

Applicants for this Master program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:

  • Completed application
  • GPA: Meet 1 of these 4 GPA options for admission
  • Official transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions where baccalaureate and/or post-baccalaureate coursework was completed or attempted

Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.

Graduate Level Exams

Most of Brandman’s Master Degree programs do not require a graduate level exam; however, there are a few that do. For detailed information about which Brandman programs have graduate exam and minimum test score requirements, please reference the Brandman University Catalog.


Program Curriculum

  • HRCU 600 Human Resource Foundations


    HRCU 605 Talent Management


    HRCU 607 Total Rewards


    Select two from the following:


    BUSU 510
    Career Development & Management


    HRCU 612
    Human Resources Management in Public Administration


    HRCU 622
    Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining


    HRCU 630
    Conflict and Negotiation


    OLCU 601
    Democracy, Ethics and Leadership


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