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Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management

Program Details

Location: Online
Length: 7 months
Cost: $5,400
Next Start: Fall 2019

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Earn Your Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management in 7 Months

Excellent human-resources management is vital for any successful organization.

Now you can propel your HR career to new heights with the Graduate Certificate in HR Management from Cal State Fullerton.

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to give you and your organization the edge through superior HR management.

Cal State Fullerton is the only fully accredited business school in Southern California to offer a graduate certificate in human resources.

Units that you earn in this program may be transferable to a master’s degree.

Ideal For:

  • Those with a bachelor’s 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.

Take it from Shaun Pichler, an instructor in the program:

“The program is beneficial to students with significant HR-related work experience and who want to advance their career through graduate education from a prominent, dual-accredited AACSB business school”

Dr. Shaun Pichler, Ph.D. Michigan State University, Cal State Fullerton Associate Professor, Extension and International Programs

Program Stats:

  • Three-course program — take one, two or all three courses.
  • Seven months long
  • 100% online

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Interview with Program Coordinator and tenured Associate Professor Dr. Shaun Pichler

In this Q&A, Dr. Pichler talks about program benefits, the value of participating in a diverse learning community, and advice for incoming students.

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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 543

  • Seminar in Human Resources Management
  • Summer 2020
  • Instructor: Dr. Shaun Pichler
  • Cost: $1,800

MGMT 524

  • Seminar in Organizational Behavior
  • 8/26/2019 - 10/18/2019
  • Instructor: Benedicta Lusk
  • Cost: $1,800

MGMT 582

  • Organizational Development and Change
  • 10/21/2019 - 12/13/2019
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Cost: $1,800
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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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