Time for an upgrade! The undergraduate human resource management certificate program from University of Maryland Global Campus can help provide the theoretical and practical knowledge you need to advance and skills you can apply on the job right away.

In this program, you’ll learn how to resolve problems in the workplace via conflict management, approach the workplace and employees with a sensitivity to cultural diversity, develop programs for rewarding employees, and help employees reach their full potential.

These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2020–2021 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit our catalog archive.

About the Human Resource Management Undergraduate Certificate

What You'll Learn

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Apply business knowledge, reflective practices, and ethical leadership skills that drive learning and self-improvement
  • Apply knowledge of human behavior, labor relations, and current laws and regulations to produce a working environment that is safe, fair, and compliant with regulations
  • Create a culture where employees are motivated and feel valued
  • Create, implement, and assess training, development, and rewards programs that foster employee and organizational learning and development
  • Recognize the diversity of cultures and worldviews that inform human behavior and respond constructively to differences in workplaces, communities, and organizations
  • Identify and use technology to research, collect, analyze, and interpret data and effectively communicate in a professional manner
  • Manage conflict in the workplace using approaches such as negotiation, facilitation, mediation, and arbitration

Coursework Examples

In past projects, students have had the opportunity to

  • Identify and diagnose problems within a real organization and propose management principles to improve the situation
  • Develop and conduct a training needs assessment and a training program plan, including a budget and schedule, based on organizational need
  • Design a rewards program to motivate employees using benefits such as stock options and cash incentives
  • Practice using skills such as negotiation, facilitation, mediation, and arbitration to manage conflicts

Industry Certification

This program can help prepare you for the following certification exam(s):

Human Resource Management Undergraduate Certificate Requirements

Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars. You'll learn theories combined with real-world applications and practical skills you can apply on the job right away.

Required Courses

Total Credits Required: 18

  • BMGT 364
  • HRMN 300
  • HRMN 362
  • HRMN 400
  • Two supporting electives chosen from the following:
    • BMGT 365
    • BMGT 464
    • BMGT 465
    • HRMN 302
    • HRMN 367
    • HRMN 395
    • HRMN 406
    • HRMN 495

Overall Certificate Requirements

Review the overall undergraduate certificate requirements on the certificates overview webpage.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you prepare for supervisory and midlevel management human resources positions.

Student Clubs and Organizations

    Type: Student organization
    Professional Affiliation:

    Society for Human Resource Management


    Available To: Undergraduate and Graduate

    Joining the UMGC Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management allows you to network with other students, staff, and faculty who are currently working in or are interested in entering the human resource field. Members share information, experiences, and knowledge. The chapter hosts monthly events designed to help students meet local professionals and transition into or advance within the field. In addition, the chapter provides leadership and student development opportunities for members.