Cal Poly Pomona


Human Resource Management Certificate
Human Resource Management Certificate

Employing and retaining the right people within your organization will not only increase productivity, but will also increase your bottom line. Learn state-of-the-art methods and practices that will help you make the most of the rapidly changing field of personnel management and human resource development.



Through the examination of accepted practices, current trends and significant research by recognized professionals, coursework in the program will provide the skills and concepts necessary for the application of this increasingly important professional function within both private and public organizations.

Benefits / Objectives


Students new to the profession will gain insight into all aspects of human resource management from employee recruitment and selection to labor and employee relations and organizational behavior. Those already in the field will get updated information and will learn today’s best practices in this ever-changing industry. Classes are scheduled in the evenings to accommodate the working adult. Courses are offered each quarter on a rotating basis so that the certificate could be earned in one to two years.

Course Information & Registration

Structuring Compensation and Benefits Packages (Spring 2014)
Organizational Behavior (Spring 2015)
Legal Environment of Human Resource Administration (TBD)
Labor and Employee Relations (TBD)
Human Resource Management: An Overview (TBD)
Human Resource Development and Training Techniques (Winter 2015)
Employee Recruitment, Selection and Placement (Fall 2014)

Intended Audience


This course is designed for current human resource practitioners who are looking to improve their skills; persons looking to move into human resources or make a career change; and managers assuming new human resource responsibilities.

Awarded Certificate


The Human Resource Management Certificate consists of seven required courses. A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of all seven courses. Transfer of up to three courses of equivalent curriculum content may be applied toward the certificate requirements.

Each course is a stand-alone course, which can be taken without prerequisites. Students with little or no work experience in human resources are advised to begin with Human Resource Management: An Overview.

Courses sponsored by the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc.