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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

By completing a focused curriculum of just three seven-week courses, you will build the human resources management skills you need to contribute to your organization’s talent strategy and HR processes. Our coursework is grounded in real-world application and incorporates team-based projects, case study discussions and simulations.

HRM certificate students can connect with faculty and peers during live, virtual office hours. OHIO faculty are experts with 20-plus years of experience as HR professionals. They provide a practical approach to human resources leadership that can be applied to any industry.

Finish your program in just three courses and apply nine 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 for working HR professionals or those who want a strategic understanding of contemporary HR issues. You'll gain skills relevant to the broader people strategy of an organization through relevant coursework.


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

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No GMAT Required | Transfer Credits

Summer A 2024Summer B 2024
Application Deadline: 04/15Application Deadline: 06/10
Classes Begin: 05/06Classes Begin: 07/01

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

Online ApplicationApply now
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 hours 9
Total estimated cost, minus fees

$7,461 (Ohio resident)

$7,632 (non-resident)

Other costs to budget for You 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.

Military Students

Ohio University is a Military Collegiate Purple Star Award® school and has been repeatedly ranked among the top institutions for active duty and veteran students. Our Veteran and Military Student Services Center provides access to programs and services specifically for military members and their families. As an OHIO online student, you can earn credit for select military experience, training or previous college credit. Additionally, incentive scholarships of 15% are available for military/veteran students.

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.

What You'll Learn

This program covers leadership, align business and talent strategy, optimize HR processes and systems, identify and mitigate legal and reputation risk, and critical thinking and strategy development.

Program Outcomes

Upon graduation, you will be able to:

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

Learn From Leading Experts

OHIO business instructors bring their years of professional and academic expertise to every course so graduates can carry a new level of knowledge as they grow their careers. Our group of expert faculty includes a mix of tenured track academics and business professionals who have worked in law, marketing and other executive business roles. Each brings their real-world work experience to the classroom.

As a student, you'll benefit from:

  • Personalized attention
  • Individualized mentorship and support
  • Industry-connected faculty to broaden your professional network

Faculty Spotlight

Robert Föehl

Executive in Residence for Business Law and Ethics & Director, One-Year MBA

Professor Föehl brings nearly 25 years of industry experience to Ohio University’s College of Business. Immediately prior to joining the faculty of the College of Business, Föehl was Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for ACA International – the association of credit and collections professionals. In that role, he led the association’s legal, compliance, government affairs, research, and human resources functions, advised on governance matters and served on the executive leadership team.

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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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