Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

Learn valuable and advanced skills in managing teams, employees and contractors.

At Park University, 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 careers.

Locations & Learning Options

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

Core . . . . . . . 12 cr.

HRM 634 Planning and Staffing. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HRM 635 Training, Development, and Evaluation. . . . . . .  . . . . . 3 cr.

HRM 636 Change Management and Conflict Resolution. . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

HRM 637 Compensation Management. . . . . . 3 cr.

Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 cr

Kirby R. Brown

Dean, College of Management

Dr. Greg Moore

Assistant Professor of Finance

Jackie Campbell

Director, M.B.A. Program

Human resources means more than just employee matters; it means understanding human behavior and group processes.

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.


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

  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Labor Relations Manager
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Program Highlights

As you pursue the graduate certification in human resource management at Park you will be exposed to the functional areas of a typical human resource department. You will gain a deeper appreciation of the consultative role that human resource professionals play in supporting an organization’s management team, 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.