Graduate Certificate, Global Human Resources

Graduate Certificate in Global Human Resources

Successful completion of this program enables students to pursue careers in a variety of organizational settings and industries. The Graduate Certificate in Global Human Resources addresses the need for managers and business leaders to set clear objectives that contribute to attaining a competitive strategic advantage in the marketplace. Students will become key players in the international human resource field and learn to motivate employees, redevelop a culture of trust, integrity and profit in a customer-centric world.

The graduate certificate is aligned with the professional competencies outlined by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), an organization that upholds the highest professional standards for the practice of human resources.

Students seeking a certificate program only 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

All graduate admissions options listed below require an earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Admission Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements:

Option One – GPA required 3.00 or Higher

  • 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 – GPA between 2.50 and 2.99, qualifying score on GRE, MAT or GMAT

  • 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 – GPA below 2.50, Portfolio

  •   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.

Required Courses

BUSU 650 Corporate Responsibility: Ethics and Sustainability 3
HRCU 625 Changing Environment of Human Resources 3
HRCU 645 Human Resources Systems 3
HRCU 655 Alternative Dispute Resolution 3
HRCU 670 International Human Resources Management 3
Total Credits 15
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