Certificate in Leadership in Human Resources Management

Average Time to Complete On average, students take two courses a 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’ online graduate Certificate in Leadership in Human Resources Management provides the knowledge and skills essential for top management positions. The certificate is ideal for HR professionals in the early to mid-level stages of their professional development. Typical students are working professionals who have completed a bachelor’s degree and are ready to assume greater responsibilities in their organization.

Students earning a graduate Certificate in Leadership in Human Resources Management are eligible to apply and transfer their credits into Marymount University’s M.A. in Human Resources Management program through a graduate transfer partnership.

Career Paths

  • Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis
  • Labor Relations
  • Human Resources

Courses & Requirements

15 Graduate Credits | Course Checklist

The graduate Certificate in Leadership in Human Resources Management requires you to complete 5 courses. The curriculum examines staffing and career management, strategic compensation, organizational performance management, organizational change and development, and transformational leadership, which prepares leaders and managers to meet their organizations’ simultaneous need for stability and change.

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

Asynchronous online courses can sometimes include synchronous sessions. Please see Current Term Classes for details.

Cost & Financial Aid

Estimated cost of certificate:*

$7,890 (same in-state and out-of-state)

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

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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