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Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management

California State University, Fullerton offers the only Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management in Southern California from a fully-accredited business school. Courses may be transferable to a Master's Program.

Superior human resources management can provide a significant competitive advantage. Human resources managers need to be viewed as fulfilling an integral and strategic role in the organization. Our graduate certificate allows mid-career HR professionals to propel their careers to new heights.

Courses Offered

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MGMT 543

Cases, problems and significant personnel administration literature in personnel administration and human relations.

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MGMT 524

Understanding and predicting human behavior to enhance individual, team and organizational performance. Applying effective principles of motivation, team building, influence, leadership and conflict management.

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MGMT 582

Develop executive-level capabilities to lead, manage and implement organizational change. Build change leadership skills through exposure to a variety of industries, organizations and decision-making scenarios.

MGMT 543

  • Seminar in Human Resources Management
  • 6/3/2019 - 7/26/2019
  • Instructor: Dr. Shaun Pichler
  • Cost: $1,800

MGMT 524

  • Seminar in Organizational Behavior
  • Fall 2019
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Cost: $1,800

MGMT 582

  • Organizational Development and Change
  • Fall 2019
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Cost: $1,800
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Meet Dr. Shaun Pichler

Dr. Shaun Pichler (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is a tenured associate professor of management at the Mihaylo College of Business & Economics at California State University, where he teaches courses in organizational behavior and human resource management. Shaun maintains a thriving management consulting practice, and works with organizations from a variety of industries across the United States on topics such as diversity management, human resources management, performance management, among others.

Prior to pursuing his doctoral degree, he worked human resources at the American Hospital Association in Chicago. He did so while earning his M.S. in human resource management from Loyola University, Chicago. Shaun has published sixty-two (62) articles and chapters in premier outlets such as Human Resource Management, Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, the Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management, and Personnel Psychology, among others. His research has been cited more than 2,300 times, and has been covered in a variety of prominent national (e.g., Forbes) and local (e.g., O.C. Register) media, as well as variety of other outlets including the U.S. Congress and many policy reports.

Shaun is an editorial board member of several top journals in his field, such as Equality, Diversity, & Inclusion, Human Resource Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and is an Associate Editor for Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology. Shaun has won numerous teaching, research and service awards, and was the Mihaylo College of Business Faculty of the Year in 2015. Shaun’s passion is translating cutting-edge research into evidence-based consulting and education.

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