Human Resource Management

No team is more vital to the successful implementation of an organization’s mission than Human Resources. HR professionals are charged with recruiting and retaining the best talent, coordinating staff training and leadership development, shaping total compensation packages, and keeping the organization aligned with a multitude of organizational and regulatory requirements.  Entry-level roles in this profession enjoy pathways to dynamic and prosperous careers across virtually all industries. Live online and/or asynchronous class options available.  

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HR professionals and business leaders who would like to become more effective or advance their careers by gaining expertise in the modern principles of Human Resource Management. Learners will have the opportunity to dive deep into specific areas relevant to their professional environments through special projects, case studies, and various role-playing opportunities that emulate the many real-world challenges of our times.

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What you'll learn...


  Public UCSB Students International
Individual Courses $425 - $685 $319 - $514 --
Estimated Certificate Cost $2,835 $2,151 $10,245
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Transfer credit available!

Have you previously earned academic or professional units at another institution? You can apply for transfer credit towards this certificate!

Transfer credit available for courses in:

Management | Communication | Sociology

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Leadership and Strategy

Leadership & Strategy

Students will acquire actionable tools to better understand an organization’s competitive strategy, and enhance leadership skills with concepts from competitive business strategy and people management. Requirements:
• BUSAD X450.33 - Building and Leading High-Performance Teams
MGMNT X450 - Business Strategy and Decision Making

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“After I completed the Program, I took and passed the SHRM-CP exam. I found that having completed the UCSB Program and SHRM-CP certification put me ahead of other applicants when applying for new jobs. This has made me more valuable to my organization and has helped me move beyond my Generalist role into a more specialized position.”

-Anne Spargur