Graduate Certificate, Human Resources

Graduate Certificate: Human Resources

Are you an ethical professional driven by teamwork? 

Build your career and the careers of others with Brandman’s Human Resources (HR) certificate program. This master’s level certificate focuses on:

  • Career management
  • Conflict and negotiation
  • Leadership
  • Talent management

How can a certificate help my career?

Brandman’s graduate certificate in HR gives you the edge you need to stand out in this competitive field.  Human resources and labor relations specialists gain the insight and tools needed to take the next step in their careers. Both training and development managers and HR managers average at least a 75% higher wage compensation versus human resources specialists, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. [1]

The demand for human resources managers is growing as employment laws evolve.[2] Human resource professionals play an important role in companies across the United States and around the world.  Use your experience to support employees in nonprofit, business, medical or education settings.

Students in a certificate-only program are not eligible for financial aid. Courses taken after completion of a degree program, in order to complete the certificate, are not eligible for financial aid.

Admission Requirements

The prospective graduate student in the MSHR program must demonstrate his or her readiness to succeed in graduate-level academic coursework by satisfactorily fulfilling one of the following admission options. All graduate admissions options listed below require an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. 

Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements:

Option One – A 3.0 grade point average (GPA) calculated over the most recent 30 graded semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution. 

Option Two – A GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 calculated over the most recent graded 30 semester (45 quarter) credits completed in either a baccalaureate or post baccalaureate program, including credits earned toward a credential. All credits used for GPA calculation must be from a regionally accredited institution. A satisfactory score on an accepted graduate admissions exam is required. 

  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE): achieve the required minimum scores on two out of three of the subsections of the GRE. (Minimum score for Quantitative: 141, minimum score for Verbal: 150, minimum score for Analytic Writing: 4.5)
  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT): achieve a minimum scaled score of 400. 
  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT): fulfill the formula GMAT + (GPA X 200) > 1000.

Option Three – An earned master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

Option Four – Submission of a portfolio of evidence that shows adequate preparation for graduate studies. The portfolio will contain: writing samples that show graduate level communications and analytical skills; a detailed resume showing professional development and achievements; awards; professional recognition; letters of reference from persons who can attest to the applicant’s ability to do graduate level work; and a letter of explanation detailing the reasons the student believes he or she is a good candidate for graduate study in the field of Human Resources. 

Required Courses (9 credits):

HRCU 600 Human Resource Foundations 3
HRCU 605 Talent Management  3
HRCU 607 Total Rewards  3

 

Elective Courses (6 credits)
Select two of the following:

HRCU 618 Career Management  3
HRCU 622 Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining  3
HRCU 630 Conflict and Negotiation 3
HRCU 652 Human Resources Information Systems 3
OLCU 601 Democracy, Ethics and Leadership 3

 

Total Credits 15
Some programs available to California residents only
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