Pursue a short-term certificate or baccalaureate degree in Human Resource Management

Program Overview

The Human Resource Management program is designed to provide students with a foundation in the concepts and theories related to this interesting field. Human resource professionals handle a variety of duties including the dissemination of information regarding employee benefits related to insurance and retirement plans. They may assist with recruiting, interviewing and hiring new staff, and activities related to continuous training and skill development of current staff. Individuals completing this certificate will have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills required to pursue careers in entry-level positions in human resources or advance their current position.

Bachelor's Degree in Business, With a Concentration in Human Resource Management 

Receive your Bachelor's Degree in Business with a concentration in Human Resource Management. This degree provides students with an understanding of human resource policy and principles, terminology, issues and trends. You will explore employment opportunities in domestic and global environments. 

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Below you will find a table of course numbers, course names and the credits required to earn a Bachelor's Degree with a concentration in Human Resource Management.

Course Number  Course Name  Credit Required  Total Credits
ENG 111 Composition I  3  
ENG 112 Composition II  3  
SPC 101 Communication Fundamentals  3  
Core Distribution  Mathematics Elective 3  
Core Distribution  Lab Science Elective 4  
Core Distribution  Arts Elective 3  
Core Distribution  Humanities Elective  3  
Core Distribution  Natural Science and Math Elective 3  
Core Distribution  Social Science Elective  3  
ENG 332 Strategic Writing for Managers 3  
COM 327 Applied Professional Communication  3  
  Upper Division General Education Elective (3 at 3 credits each) 3  
  Total Core   43
BUS 123 Foundations of Business 3  
BUS 230  Principles of Management  3  
BUS 235  Principles of Marketing  3  
ACCT 103  Financial Accounting  3  
ACCT 200  Managerial Accounting  3  
ECO 150 & Free elective* or ECO 111 & ECO 112 Principles of Economics or Principles of Economics-Macro & Principles of Economics-Micro 3  
BUS 325 Principles of Finance and Budgeting  3  
BUS 341 Data Analysis and Decision Making  3  
BUS 495 Business Policy and Strategic Management  3  
  Total Major    30
BUS 240 Human Resource Management  3  
BUS 245  The Diverse Workforce  3  
BUS 315  Legal Issues in Human Resources  3  
BUS 317  Staffing and Recruitment  3  
BUS 337 Organizational Behavior  3  
BUS 417 Benefits and Compensation  3  
  Total Concentration    18
  Electives (choose 11 at 3 credits each)  3  
  Total Electives    33
  Total Credits 121 121

Certificate Program

Are you a “people person” eager to learn how to help businesses and other organizations recruit, reward and retain great employees? If your answer is yes, the 18-credit Human Resources Management certificate program from Dean College might be for you. Students will receive the knowledge and skills required to pursue career opportunities in entry-level positions in human resources or advance their current positions.

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Curriculum Overview

Students begin the program with Human Resource Management, a course designed to introduce them to the foundations of the field. Additional courses aid in helping students develop analytical and critical thinking skills that can remain useful for life. The Human Resources certificate program is designed to provide a solid foundation in core subjects such as:

  • The Diverse Workforce
  • Legal Issues in Human Resources
  • Staffing and Recruitment
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Benefits and Compensation

Skills Acquired

Human resource staff is employed in organizations in every industry to recruit and support company employees. Employment in this field requires strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to work with people. By completing our program, students can begin working in HR supporting roles in any organizational setting with a well-rounded tool kit to thrive performing multiple roles and responsibilities. 

Uniquely Dean 

  • A broad business foundation for a well-rounded and multi-faceted education.
  • A holistic approach that utilizes case studies, traditional and real-world learning to keep up with trends and remain current with today’s fast-moving world. 
  • The opportunity to interact with business leaders through cutting-edge partnerships through in-class and out of class experiences second to none.