Certificate in Human Resource Management

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

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.

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.

  • Parkville, MO
  • Kansas City Metro
  • Online


Kirby R. Brown

Dean, College of Management

Dr. Penelope DeJong

Associate Professor of Marketing

Dr. Adrian James

Program Chair for the School of Business

Dr. Nicholas Miceli

Associate Professor of Management/Accounting

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.


Our programs will prepare you for many different career options, including:

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

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.

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.