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Human Resource Management, Certificate in (Post-baccalaureate undergraduate certificate)

The Post-baccalaureate Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management is designed to increase the knowledge and skills of human resource practitioners, to prepare individuals who are seeking employment in the field and to educate persons who desire more knowledge about human resource management.

The program is designed to provide students with an understanding of HRM technology, concepts and principles to design and implement HRM policies that support an organization’s strategic plan and to develop HRM practices that enhance an organization’s ability to attract, motivate, develop and retain effective employees. Persons completing the program should have enhanced opportunities for employment in the HRM field.

Students must earn a minimum of 30 semester credit hours to satisfy the certificate requirements, with a minimum of 24 semester credit hours earned at VCU.

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Certificate requirements


Foundation courses – Students should take these courses first.
MGMT 319 Organizational Behavior
MGMT 331 Human Resource Management
Required courses
MGMT 431 Strategic Human Resource Management
MGMT 433 Compensation Management
MGMT/INTL 446 International Human Resource Management
Approved electives (choose five)*
FIRE/MGMT 444 Occupational Safety, Health and Security
FIRE 449 Employee Benefit Planning
MGMT 389 Managerial Skills Development  
MGMT 403 Human Resource Development
MGMT 420 Labor and Employment Relations
MGMT 447 Human Resource Information Systems
MGMT 493 Internship in Management*  
PSYC 310 Industrial Psychology
SCMA 427 Employment Law
* Any prerequisites must also be satisfied.

** Requires departmental approval.



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