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Human Resources Management Graduate Certificate

MBA ClassThe role of a human resource professional is continually changing. Whether seeking talented employees for an organization, serving as an employee advocate, or working with top leadership as a strategic partner—the demand for strong human resource professionals continues to grow. The University of Houston – Downtown worked directly with human resources leaders from top organizations who participated in the development and design of a dynamic graduate certificate program in human resources which deals with current trends in the profession. 

Who should attend?

The Human Resources graduate certificate is for seasoned professionals or candidates seeking to enter the field of HRM. Human resource professionals can gain new knowledge in the field while earning the credentials to further accelerate their career. This program provides the foundational basics that will serve HRM corporate leaders as they grow in organizational responsibility.

Why earn a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management?

Competencies taught range from evaluating employment practices using applicable laws to strategically designing systems and generating a business case. You can finish in as fast as 10½ months and you can use the skills you learn today at your office tomorrow.  And should you decide to continue onto your MBA, you can enter the MBA program through our soft start and not have to take the GMAT.


The human resources graduate certificate at UHD is industry driven. Corporate executives and leaders have participated in building the program and in recommending the topics that are taught. This curriculum offers five graduate-level courses taken in eight-week modules over the span of one year,offered the same evening each week for the program’s duration. Beginning in fall 2020, courses are also available in an online format. We offer the flexibility and interaction you need and under your control to choose when you need it. The courses in this curriculum include the following:

  • Legal Environment of Human Resource Management
  • Talent Acquisition: Attraction and Selection
  • Talent Management: Engaging and Retaining Employees
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Industry Specific Topics in Human Resources

Curriculum defined by today’s top executives

Top HRM executives have defined the curriculum to reflect the areas critical for today’s HRM professionals. The topics offered in the coursework are designed to meet the industry needs. Value is built for the student and for organizations hiring HRM professionals who have completed the graduate certificate program.

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