Certificate in Human Resources Management

When Attendance at live synchronous sessions is strongly encouraged, but each session will be recorded for students’ future listing (at no penalty) if they are not able to attend the live session.
Average Time to Complete On average, students take two courses per term, including the summer, to complete the certificate in 12 months.

About the Program

UVA | Certificate | Online – The UVA School of Continuing and Professional Studies’ undergraduate Certificate in Human Resources Management addresses the functional areas of human resources, including the management of organizations, organizational development, and legal and ethical issues. The certificate is ideal for those just entering the field of human resources management.

For individuals who already hold an undergraduate or advanced degree and have experience in the field of human resources management, the Leadership in Human Resources Management Certificate is recommended.

Career Paths

  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Benefits Counselor
  • Labor Relations

Courses & Requirements

18 Undergraduate Credits | Course Checklist

The undergraduate Certificate in Human Resources Management requires you to complete a total of 6 courses (5 required, 1 elective). The curriculum presents a broad view of management theories and principles, covers employee relations, personnel selection and placement, job satisfaction, interviewing techniques, managing organizational changes such as downsizing, upsizing, mergers and acquisitions, the legal and ethical issues in HR, and engagement and advocacy. Electives cover compensation and benefits, and strategic workforce planning.

The Annual Course Schedule and course descriptions are available to help with planning your course progression.

Cost & Financial Aid

Estimated cost of certificate:*

In State: $6,840

Out of State: $15,876

*Additional fees may apply, including course materials. Tuition rates are adjusted annually.

Eligible for Active Duty Military Rate of $250 per credit hour (in state and out of state).

The School provides a reduced tuition rate of $250 per credit hour for active-duty military enrolled in online undergraduate degree and online undergraduate certificate programs. The School is committed to ensuring access to quality degree and certificate programs for veterans, or spouses or children of veterans, and services that help them succeed.

Additional financial aid information.

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

Students can easily access the resources available to them through the Student Portal, where they will find academic resources and policies, information about UVA and Charlottesville, how to pay for a class, or set up their email accounts. Answers to the most frequently asked questions can be found on the Student Portal.

How to Apply

Individuals must apply to and be offered admission to earn a certificate. A maximum of two courses that will count toward satisfying the requirements for the certificate may be taken prior to admission. Formal application and admission instructions, contact information, application deadlines, and transcript information, are available online.

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