The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Human Resource Management (CBHRM) is designed to meet the needs of baccalaureate degreed business students and human resource professionals who want to upgrade their skill set through professional development utilizing continuing education in an online format. This certificate program will provide the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions in organizational management and the implementation of human resource policies.

Quick Facts:

  • Credits required: 18
  • Cost per credit: $545
  • Program length: 1 year (full-time status)

Time to degree completion can be accelerated by taking multiple courses in a term and through credits accepted in transfer.

What you’ll learn

Promote the incorporation of practical business experience with formal academic learning so that shared experiences can create integrated learning.

Foster growth in intellectual accomplishment and an opportunity to develop an executive level perspective on business practices.

Encourage learners to develop the ability to use quantitative and qualitative tools to identify and address business problems and opportunities.

Encourage learners to gain an appreciation of ethical principles and its application to the business environment.

Provide working professionals the chance to experience graduate study without committing to a full graduate program.

Enable personal growth and the ability to gain academic experience and a credential in a given discipline.

Provide the option of pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree upon successful completion of the certificate program.

Facilitate the acquisition of practical knowledge with an understanding of the integrated nature of business functions.

Career Outcomes

Opportunities in the following areas:


Financial Institutions

Government Agencies

Human Resources Departments

Non-Profit Organizations

Training and Development

Certificate in Human Resource Management

Certificate Requirements Credits
Required Courses (6) 18

Courses + Credits

CalSouthern’s Certificate in Human Resource Management is an 18-credit program comprised of the following six (6) required courses:

Required Courses

  • HRM 86503 Human Resource Management — 3-credits
  • HRM 87502 Compensation Issues in HRM — 3-credits
  • HRM 87503 Labor Relations — 3-credits
  • HRM 87504 Supervisory Concepts and Practice — 3-credits
  • HRM 87505 Effective Training and E-Learning — 3-credits
  • MGT 86519 Ethics in Business — 3-credits

Download the University Catalog for full course descriptions, prerequisite information, and program details.

The Faculty Mentors are very knowledgeable and available when you needed assistance. My Academic Advisor was also very helpful and ensured that I stayed on track throughout the entire process.

– Geneva Nathani, School of Business and Management

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Contact us to learn more about our online Certificate in Human Resource Management program.

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Accreditation & Approvals


California Southern University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), which is one of six regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Regional accreditation is the most highly respected and recognized form of accreditation in the United States, and it provides students with a number of important benefits and opportunities.

Please visit the Accreditation & Licensure page to learn more.

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