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Short Term Programs with Far Reaching Results.

Certificate Program in Human Resource Management

Human Resource professionals are responsible for helping to assure that their organizations attract, retain and motivate a work force able to achieve organizational objectives.  The importance of the human resource function is growing as legal, motivational, productivity and cost factors become increasingly complex and critical to the success of business and other organizations.  The Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) is the leading independent, internationally recognized certifying body for the HR profession.  HRCI certifications require professionals to demonstrate their expertise in the core principles of HR practice and the application of those principles.  The Certificate Program in Human Resources Management focuses on the HR body of knowledge addressed in the HRCI exams for PHR and SPHR designations or in getting re-certified through HRCI.

The Human Resources curriculum at Baldwin Wallace University is approved by HRCI.  All for-credit Human Resource course work, both undergraduate and MBA, is acceptable for HRCI continuing education.

The Certificate in Human Resources Management requires six college courses (19-22 credit hours.) Two of the six courses may be transferred from other accredited colleges and universities. Classes are offered days, evenings/weekends and online.

All courses in this certificate may be used to meet major requirements in the B.A. in Human Resource Management.


Required Courses (9 credit hours):

 BUS 305  Introduction to Management  3 credits
 BUS 329  Business Ethics   3 credits
 BUS 410  Human Resource Management   3 credits

Three additional courses, of which two must have a BUS prefix (9-10 credit hours):

 BUS 409  Behavioral Theories of Management  3 credits
 BUS 411  Compensation  3 credits*
 BUS 412  Employment Law & Labor Relations  3 credits*
 BUS 413  Staffing and Development   3 credits*
 ECN 349  Labor in the Economy  3 credits*
 PSY 301  Psychological Testing   4 credits*
 PSY 320  Industrial/Organizational Psych  4 credits*
 CAS 102   Interpersonal Communications   3 credits
 CAS 313  Organizational Communication  3 credits*  

*prerequisites required

BW Certificate Programs

Build focused knowledge in a career-relevant area without completing an entire degree program.  Certificates update and enhance career credentials.  All courses are available in the Adult & Continuing Education Program, and may be completed on a part-time schedule.  Certificate courses may be used to meet bachelor degree requirements.