In today's dynamic and rapidly evolving business environments, companies of all sizes and types are increasingly looking to human resource professionals.

From HR generalists to HR managers, more than ever, these roles act as trusted business partners who help drive the strategic success of their organizations.

Emmanuel's Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (HRM) is a graduate program built on a foundation of management learning and taught by distinguished faculty with decades of practical business experience. Through the program, students gain HR training that prepares them to address the strategic issues faced by human resource professionals in today's complex organizations. Courses can be completed entirely online in an asynchronous format, which allows students to take part from anywhere.

Students who enrolled in Emmanuel’s Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management also have the option to apply their credits hours toward an Emmanuel MBA degree with a concentration in Human Resource Management.

The Curriculum

View the 2022-2023 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

The certificate requires 12 credits (four courses). A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher is required for completion of a graduate certificate. Courses are offered in face-to-face format in seven-week sessions which are conducted throughout the calendar year.

Required courses:

  • HRM 5114 Human Resource Management
  • HRM 9032 Labor Relations and Employee Law
  • HRM 9034 Talent Acquisition and Management
  • HRM 9035 Total Rewards

As of December 3, 2021, Emmanuel College aligned its Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (HRM) with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates. Throughout the world, over 500 programs in approx. 425 educational institutions have been acknowledged by SHRM as being in alignment with its suggested guides and templates. The HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates were developed by SHRM to define the minimum HR content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The guidelines, created in 2006 and revalidated in 2010, 2013 and 2017, are part of SHRM’s Academic Initiative to define HR education standards taught in university business schools and help universities develop degree programs that follow these standards.

Emmanuel’s Graduate Certificate in HRM serves as a strong foundation for graduates preparing for both the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams.