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 Resource Management certificate program at Dean College will help you gain the knowledge and skills to pursue or advance your career in human resources.

Human Resource Management Certificate Overview

The Human Resource Management certificate program at Dean College is designed to provide you with the foundation needed to help businesses and other organizations recruit, reward and retain great employees. This 18-credit program includes 6 courses that are result-oriented and practical, helping you gain the knowledge and skills required to pursue career opportunities in entry-level positions in human resources or advance their current positions.

Request More Information

Request more information about the Human Resource Management certificate program. 


Below you will find a table of course numbers, course names and the credits required to earn a certificate in Human Resource Management. 

Course Number  Course Name  Credit Required
BUS 240  Human Resource Management  3
BUS 245 The Diverse Workforce 3
BUS 315 Legal Issues in Human Resources 3
BUS 317 Staffing and Recruiting  3
BUS 337 Organizational Behavior  3
BUS 417 Benefits and Compensation  3
  Total Credits 18

View the School of Continuing Studies Academic Catalog for more program information. 

Human Resource Management Certificate Program Curriculum Overview 

Students begin the certificate 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 Dean's Human Resource Management certificate 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 through the Dean Leadership Institute.