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Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management

Earn Your Graduate Certificate in HR Management in 7 Months

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.

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Benefits of a Graduate Certificate in HR Management:

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.

Offered in connection with the CSUF College of Business and Economics, a dual-accredited business school, this program's courses are transferable to the CSUF MBA program (e.g., Concentration in HR). Students are welcome to apply and take one class, or the entire program.

For successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students must maintain an overall minimum GPA of 2.5.

Admission Criteria:

  • A bachelor degree from an accredited institution of higher education OR proof that a bachelor degree will be complete within the one semester of applying to this program
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 units attempted (as documented by official copies of transcripts from all higher education institutions attended)
  • Good standing at the last college attended

Ideal for:

  • Those with a bachelors degree from an accredited institution.
  • Mid-career HR professionals seeking career advancement.
  • Individuals who want to take courses that apply to the Cal State Fullerton MBA program.
  • Leaders or executives looking to guide organizational development and change in the workplace.

Program Stats:

  • Successful completion of three courses required to earn the certificate but you may also take only 1 or 2 courses of interest to you
  • Six months long
  • 100% online

Program Details

Location: Online
Length: 7 months
Cost: $5,400
Next Start: Fall 2021

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Courses Offered


MGMT 543

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


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.


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 582

  • Organizational Development and Change
  • Dates: 10/25 - 12/17/2021
  • Instructor: Herb Callahan
  • Cost: $1,800

MGMT 543

  • Seminar in Human Resources Management
  • Dates: 1/24 - 3/18/2022
  • Instructor: Lori Muse
  • Cost: $1,800

MGMT 524

  • Seminar in Organizational Behavior
  • Dates: 3/21 - 5/20/2022
  • Instructor: Benedicta Lusk
  • Cost: $1,800
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HR Graduate Certificate Application

To apply to our Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management Program, complete the form and upload required documentation. We accept applications on a continual basis. Please click on the link below to apply today!

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