Business

Human Resource Management

Certificate

The Human Resource Management certificate helps build one’s human resource operations knowledge necessary to pursue an HR career. It provides the opportunity for students to complete the certificate program in two terms, is fully online, and serves as a guide for students to sit for the Associate Professional in Human Resources® certification (aPHR®) offered by Human Resource Certification Institute.

2024-2025 Required Courses

Human Resource Management Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
  BUS 1100
Introduction to Business Applications and Computing
4

Course Outline
Credits: 4
Introduces software applications designed to increase personal and organizational productivity. Applications include Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Other topics include a survey of open-source content management systems, relational databases, web analytic tools, computer security, safety, ethics, and privacy concerns.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Summer 2023
  • Fall 2023
  • Spring 2024
  • Summer 2024
  • Fall 2024
  • Spring 2025

  BUS 1119
Human Relations in Business
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Examines human behavior and interaction in the organization. Emphasis is placed on developing more productive working relationships, and achieving desired results. Topics include: employer/employee relations, communication techniques, conflict management, work force diversity, and developing and managing effective teams, motivation, training, and development, talent management, developing leaders, and performance management.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2023
  • Summer 2024
  • Fall 2024

  BUS 1122
Human Resource Management
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Presents the evolving nature of Human Resource professionals' role in organizations. Topics include the strategic, administrative, and operational roles of Human Resource professionals, the strategic planning process, assessing internal and external environment of organization, measuring HR strategic contributions, examining ethical challenges, and formulating policies and creating implementation process in responding to legislative and regulatory environment.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2024
  • Spring 2025

  BUS 1131
Legal Environment of Business
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
Introduces business students to legal topics that impact business. This course addresses legal reasoning, legal procedures, constitutional law, torts, contracts, the sale of goods under the uniform Commercial Code, business organizations, unfair competition, consumer protection, bankruptcy and employment law.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Summer 2023
  • Fall 2023
  • Spring 2024
  • Summer 2024
  • Fall 2024
  • Spring 2025

Total Credits in Human Resource Management Curriculum 13