Certificate in Human Resource Management

Learn human behavioral science and management to effectively manage interpersonal and intergroup relations in organizational structures.

what is a Certificate in Human Resource Management?

At Park University, our Human Resources Management Certificate focuses on the study of organizations and the use of personnel as a primary institutional resource. Through the study of individual behavior and group processes, combined with the techniques of the management of personnel within an organization, this certificate equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in human resources.

Our Human Resource Management Graduate Certificate is designed to expose students to the functional areas of a typical human resource department. While pursuing this certificate, you will acquire the skills necessary to more effectively manage personnel and support employees throughout their career

Locations & Learning Options

As a student pursuing our Human Resources Management Certificate, you will have the option of taking classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus, at our downtown Kansas City campus, at campus centers nationwide, and/or online. This certificate requires completion of 12 credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this certificate.

As a student pursuing Park’s Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management you will be able to take face-to-face classes at one of our Kansas City area campuses, at our campus centers in El Paso, TX, Austin, TX, Columbus, OH or Oceanside, CA or online. This certificate requires completion of 12 credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Students pursuing a graduate certificate must also have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college, or university or its foreign equivalent. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this certificate.

  • Parkville, MO
  • Lenexa, KS
  • Independence, MO
  • Kansas City, MO (Downtown)
  • El Paso, TX
  • Austin, TX
  • Columbus, OH – Defense Supply Center
  • Oceanside, CA – Camp Pendleton
  • Online

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Kirby R. Brown


Dean, College of Management
kirby.brown@park.edu

Dr. Penelope DeJong


Associate Professor of Marketing
Penelope.DeJong@Park.edu

Dr. Adrian James


Program Chair for the School of Business
adrian.james@park.edu

Nicholas Miceli

Dr. Nicholas Miceli


Associate Professor of Management/Accounting
nicholas.miceli@park.edu

Dr. Greg Moore


Assistant Professor of Finance
gmoore@park.edu

Faculty Jackie Campbell

Jackie Campbell


Director, M.B.A. Program
jackie.campbell@park.edu

Human resources management is about more than managing personnel; it is about understanding individual behavior and group processes.

If you choose to pursue the Human Resources Management Certificate, you will study subjects such as management and organizational behavior, planning and staffing, employment law and compensation management. Through the understanding of human behavioral science and management, you will learn valuable skills in interpersonal and intergroup relations.

human resource management Careers

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Compensation and Benefits Manager
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students at graduation

human resource management Program Highlights

The Human Resources Management Certificate program is part of the Department of Human Resources Management within the School of Business. In this program, and throughout the department, emphasis is placed on a behavioral science/management approach. This will help you develop the understanding of individual behavior and group processes combined with the techniques of the management of personnel within an organization. This interdisciplinary approach draws from the fields of management, social psychology and organizational behavior to teach you skills in interpersonal and intergroup relations.

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management will help you gain a comprehensive understanding of subjects including planning and staffing, change management, conflict resolution and compensation management. Through the understanding of human behavior and management, students will learn valuable skills in managing teams, employees and contractors.

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.