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Human Resource Management Certificate

Take Your Career in HR to the Next Level

The U.S. Department of Labor projects that careers in human resources will continue to grow through 2026, and that strong competition is to be expected. To get ahead, you need something that sets you apart.

The Human Resource Management certificate from NSU's Huizenga College of Business will give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in a rewarding career in HR. In this 15-credit program, you will learn about the fundamentals of employee relations, recruitment, training, compensation and benefits, performance appraisals, and more. You will also gain hands-on experience on real-world projects and have opportunities to work with a mentor and grow your professional network.

Upon completion of the program, you'll be well-positioned for success in the growing field of Human Resource Management.

Program Information:

  • Courses offered weeknights on the main campus, online and few courses may be offered alternating weekends
  • International students on a F1 visa are not eligible for this program.
  • An application and $50 non-refundable application fee. Apply online
  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution or for students with degrees from foreign institutions, an official foreign academic evaluation stating equivalent bachelor’s degree, must be submitted from a NACES organization 
  • Students who have earned a degree from a foreign non-English speaking country must submit English proficiency test scores, (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, ELS)
  • Additional documents and may be required along with the GMAT or GRE based on review by the admissions committee.

Please contact us directly for minimum GPA requirement and required English proficiency test scores.

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The following prerequisite course may be necessary for certificate completion.

FIN 5008 Business Finance

Not required if previously taken or an an equivalent course with a grade of B- has been taken in the past 5 years

Students have two options for satisfying a program prerequisite course:

  1. Complete course(s) offered by the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship;
  2. Complete a proficiency examination administered by a testing organization that has national recognition, such as CLEP and DANTES. Students selecting this option must complete the requirements within their first two semesters with HCBE. After the second semester, courses must be completed with HCBE. Official transcripts must be received by the office of Academic Advising one week prior to students seeking to register for courses requiring the prerequisite requirement.

Full-time professionals are available to discuss the human resource management certificate curriculum with you in greater detail. Call 800.672.7223 Ext. 25067 or contact our Enrollment Services Staff.

Total credits: 15

Students must complete the certificate program in a maximum of three years. 

Required courses: 
HRM 5310 Managing Human Resources
HRM 5360 Human Resource Development
HRM 5365 Talent Management
HRM 5375 Managing Total Rewards
HRM 5380 Employee Relations

For course descriptions, please visit Course Wizard

Current students: Please consult your Academic Adviser for program requirements or access SharkLink for your Degree Works audit. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Adviser or Degree works audit can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.
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