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Online Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management
Impact Your Organization with Specialized Human Resources Knowledge

Online Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management

Ohio Resident, Cost Per Credit
Credit Hours

Learn from Experienced Professionals while Earning Your Certificate in HR Management

Build the human resources management (HRM) skills you need to create a welcoming work environment, retain talent, encourage collaboration and foster a respectful company culture. 

The OHIO HRM Certificate curriculum includes three courses that are each seven weeks long. Our expert instructors deliver a wealth of HR knowledge gained from extensive professional experience.

No matter what industry you're passionate about, this HRM Certificate puts you on the path toward leadership and management. Upon completion, you can apply nine of your HRM Certificate credits toward an OHIO Master of Science in Management (MSM) degree.

Program Benefits

  • 100% online courses deliver applicable skills
  • Extensive alumni network
  • AACSB-accredited College of Business
  • Scholarships available
  • Supportive faculty of business experts

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Excel with a Highly Practical HR Certificate

Employment of human resources managers is expected to grow 9% between 2020 and 2030, resulting in 14,800 new jobs.1 HR professionals with a strong understanding of contemporary human resource management principles will be uniquely prepared to lead talent strategy and make a positive impact on their organizations.

In-Demand HR Management Positions

  • Human Resources Manager


    per year1

  • Human Resources Specialist


    per year2

  • Training and Development Manager


    per year3

Online Human Resources Courses

7-Week Courses | 9 Total Credits

This certificate is ideal for aspiring HR leaders. The HRM curriculum features a strategic approach to contemporary HR issues. Thought-provoking class activities challenge your understanding and help you gain skills for advanced HRM careers.


  • MGT 5032 Performance Management and Total Rewards
  • MGT 5031 Talent Acquisition and Strategic Management
  • MGT 5030 Employee Relations, Ethics and Legal Aspects of HRM

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No GMAT Required | Transfer Credits

Fall A 2024Fall B 2024
Application Deadline: 08/12Application Deadline: 10/07
Classes Begin: 08/26Classes Begin: 10/21

To apply to OHIO's online certificate program, you will need:

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Application Fee$35
Required DegreeBachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university
Minimum GPA3.0
TranscriptsOfficial transcripts from all institutions attended
Additional RequirementsCurrent resume

Transfer Credit

You can transfer up to three credits into the graduate human resources certificate program at Ohio University. Reach out to an enrollment advisor at 740.924.5725 to learn more.

When to Apply

Ready to become a Bobcat? We offer six start dates a year, so it's always a good time to apply. Apply today to get started.

An Affordable Online Business Certificate

$7,461 Total Tuition (Resident) | $829 Per Credit (Resident) | Scholarships Available

Cost per credit hour

$829 (Ohio resident)

$848 (non-resident)

Total credit hours9
Total estimated cost, minus fees

$7,461 (Ohio resident)

$7,632 (non-resident)

Other costs to budget forYou may have costs in addition to tuition, such as textbooks, supplies and fees. Take these into consideration as you budget for your program.

Listed tuition is for estimating purposes only and is subject to change.

Financial Aid

OHIO is committed to offering affordable, competitive tuition and has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a best-value university by U.S. News and World Report. In addition, student veteran, active military members, alumni, and corporate partners are automatically eligible to receive a 15% scholarship. Depending on your background, costs and credit hours will differ.

  • Scholarships

    The College of Business offers several different financial opportunities for our professional and online graduate students, including a corporate partner program scholarship, alumni scholarship, and a veteran and military scholarship.

  • Online Learning at OHIO

    Ohio University has a long tradition of offering online programs specifically designed for the modality and created for working professionals. Our online students complete engaging, comprehensive coursework that combines the academic excellence and experience-based learning of a traditional program with all the flexibility and convenience of online study.

    With asynchronous courses and part-time scheduling (one course per seven weeks), you can earn your degree while maintaining your current work and personal commitments. Virtual office hours give you the opportunity to connect with peers and faculty. Access your coursework 24/7 and complete your assignments on a schedule that fits your life.

Support for Military-Affiliated Students

Ohio University is a Military Collegiate Purple Star Award® school and has been named one of the nation’s top Military Friendly® schools for over a decade. Our Veteran and Military Student Services Center provides access to programs and services specifically for military members and their families. In addition, student veterans and active military members are eligible to receive an incentive scholarship of up to 15% for eligible online graduate programs.

As an OHIO online student, you can earn credit for select military experience, training or previous college credit. To learn more about the military benefits available to you, contact us today.

It is not the intent of Ohio University to imply an endorsement by any service branch of the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Military Friendly Spouse School
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What You'll Learn

You'll learn to optimize HR processes, implement new HR systems, and seek talented employees who can meet company goals. You'll also be able to address employee concerns with empathy and professionalism.

Program Outcomes

Upon graduation, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the intersection of business and talent strategies to deliver optimal organizational results
  • Align the human resources process and systems to achieve organizational synergies
  • Identify the legal and reputational risks inherent in the human resources value chain and develop actions to prevent and mitigate those risks

Learn From HR Management Experts

OHIO HRM instructors bring years of professional and academic expertise to each course. You'll learn from a mix of tenure-track faculty with experience in law, marketing and other executive roles.

As a student, you'll benefit from:

  • Individual attention
  • Mentorship and support
  • Professional networking
  • Live, virtual office hours

Faculty Spotlight

Tammy Reynolds

Executive-in-Residence in Management

Tammy Reynolds joined Ohio University in August 2012 after 25 years working in Fortune 500 companies. She began her career at Marathon Oil Company and most recently led human resources for the North American operations of the Whirlpool Corporation. She has specialized expertise in talent management, leadership development, and performance delivery.

"Professor Reynolds' wealth of experience in corporate America lends insight to how employers and employees' patterns are shown." – Student evaluation, MGT 5032 Performance Management & Total Rewards

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Tammy Reynolds
"I have already incorporated lessons learned in this class, and [it] has produced immediate results with my employees."—Student evaluation, MGT 5032 Performance Management & Total Rewards

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Human Resources Managers. Retrieved from
  2. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Human Resources Specialists. Retrieved from
  3. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Training and Development Managers. Retrieved from
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