HR Professional Certificate Highlight

The Human Resource Professional certificate at North Greenville University prepares you for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR); Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR); and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification exams, including both the Certified Professional (CP) and Senior Certified Professional (SCP).  In addition, the certificate carries the weight of 12 graduate school credits for courses completed with a grade of C or higher from the North Greenville University Graduate School of Business.

The certificate consists of four courses in a fully online format:

  • BUSN 5341: Talent Management (3 credit hours)
  • BUSN 5342: Total Rewards (3 credit hours)
  • BUSN 5343: Global HR (3 credit hours)
  • BUSN 5344: HR Strategic Planning (3 credit hours)

These courses cover many immediately applicable topics including business management; compensation and benefits management; employee and labor relations; global human resources management; professional development; retention practices; risk management; selection practices; strategic human resources; training practices; and workforce planning and employment.

By earning this certificate and passing your appropriate certification exam, you will increase the likelihood of career advancement and additional compensation. For example, senior HR professionals with SPHR credentials earn 93 percent more overall than those without any certification and 49 percent more than those with PHR certification.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of human resource managers is projected to grow nine percent from 2016 to 2026, with strong competition for available positions. Employers in the HR industry typically look for candidates with at least a bachelor’s degree and certifications in an applicable area. Senior-level positions may require completion of a master’s degree.  The courses taken in the Human Recourse Professional certificate are fully accredited and eligible for transfer to any master’s program including the North Greenville University MBA with a concentration in HR.

We do not require any transcripts in order to register, and you may begin taking the courses for the certificate on any of our five start dates throughout the year. This is a great resource and professional development opportunity for human resource professionals, benefits consultants, corporate trainers, hiring managers, project managers, recruiters, staffing agency professionals, and workforce developers.

Ready to get started? Learn more about the human resources professional certificate and apply now.

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