Online Human Resource Management Certificate

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Human Resource Management

Gain valuable personnel decision-making skills with an online Human Resource Management Certificate from PennWest.

Have you been involved in personnel decisions like hiring, training, compensating, evaluating, or separating employees? Are you ready to learn the best practices as well as when exceptions might be justified?

Consider the Human Resource Management certificate from PennWest University. You’ll gain the knowledge, skills and abilities you need to enter into higher levels of human resource management or manage your workforce in a more professional manner, if you are a business owner or high-level manager in a small to mid-sized organization.

PennWest has a reputation for excellence in business education. You can take advantage of this expertise when you add a human resource management certification to your current credentials.

Taught by experienced faculty, this certificate helps you apply important concepts surrounding the study of human resources to today’s diverse work environment. You’ll learn the basics of human resource management and have the opportunity to delve into special areas such as global talent management, diversity and inclusion in the workplace, compensation management and more.

In addition to your academic coursework, you can put your knowledge to work during an internship with a local company.

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ACBSP Accreditation

All PennWest Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs, which accredits quality business programs across the globe.  

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Participate in an internship and gain even more practical experience.

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Careers and Salaries

Human resource management is a growing field, with specialized positions within the category. You may find work as a compensation benefits specialist or manager, a labor relations manager, a training and development specialist, manager, or human resource management generalist.  

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says human resource managers are employed in nearly every industry and earned a median annual salary of $130,000 in May 2022. Most employees in these positions have a combination of a bachelor’s degree and a number of years of experience in the field.

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply important concepts surrounding the study of human resources in today’s diverse work environment.
  2. Execute entry level HR strategies that contribute to strategic business goals.
  3. Evaluate global HR challenges such as compensation, benefits, recruitment, and training.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in the SHRM Body Competency of Knowledge.

The Power of PennWest

PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.

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