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Human Resources Management

About the Program

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the exciting and growing human resources management sector? If so, the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management at the University of Houston-Victoria is a great alternative to consider. You will have an opportunity to take advanced graduate-level courses and increase and refine your knowledge of the human resources world.

Program Profile


Manageable Four Course Program to Earn Your Advanced Certificate


Flexible Online Course Format

Graduation Cap

All Courses Transferable to UHV’s Strategic MBA Program if You Decide to Continue Your Education

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The Program Experience

Why Pursue the UHV’s Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management?

Through the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management, you will enjoy the benefits of additional credentials without having to dedicate time and money to a complete master’s degree program.

A graduate certificate will give you a competitive leg up in the professional world and help you stand out from other candidates. If you want to increase your hire-ability or expand your skillset in human resources matters, this certificate program is an excellent fit for you.


Prerequisite:  MGMT 6356 Human Resources Management 

Requirements: 9 semester hours composed of required related courses.

The three required courses are:

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First Step to Your Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management

Courses for the graduate certificate are available in both the spring and fall semesters and during the summer. The program consists of four courses, starting with the core graduate human resources management course and continuing with Seminar in Employment Law, Compensation and Employee Benefits, and Staffing and Employee Development.

All of the certificate courses are available online, making it a perfect fit for busy students and those with other commitments that make attending class in person difficult.

Completing the program is also your first step toward earning a Strategic MBA. If you wish to further your education, an MBA will provide advanced knowledge and expertise, which will allow you to move into more advanced positions in any industry. All of the courses you complete in the program are directly transferrable to the MBA program.

A graduate certificate in human resources management prepares you for a wide range of careers:

  • Human Resource Director
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
  • Talent Acquisition/Recruiting Specialist
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Team Leader and more!

Who Should Apply?

A Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management is an excellent choice for anyone who has received a bachelor’s degree and wants to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in human resources management.

If you want to gain further expertise in your field or change your area of expertise altogether, this is a great option to consider. It is an excellent fit for anyone who wants to expand their skillset while receiving graduate-level education in a relatively short time frame.

Key Benefits at UHV

What makes UHV’s Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management unique?

At UHV, students will:

  • Study with highly specialized faculty with advanced degrees in their field.
  • Learn from practitioners and scholars, reaping the benefits of both theory and experience.
  • Experience contemporary curriculum revised and updated to represent today's organizational challenges.
  • Acquire job-related skills applicable to manager, supervisor, and team leader positions.

Our certificate program provides students with real-world educational experiences and an opportunity to learn from human resources experts. Upon completing the certificate, you will feel confident in any HR setting and equipped to make smarter business decisions.

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