Eastern Michigan’s online certificate in Human Resources rates among nation’s best

Program fulfills strong need for HR professionals in a growing, vital field in today’s economy

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Best online certificate sealYPSILANTI – Eastern Michigan University’s online certificate in Human Resources has been selected as one of the nation’s top 25 such programs in 2019 by BestColleges.com, an online service that offers research, guides and rankings to prospective students.

The company says its annual rankings are based on a combination of factors, including academic quality, affordability, online competency and a focus on student success.

As BestColleges.com notes, an online graduate certificate in HR “demonstrates expertise in staffing, training, development, and employment law. The certificate improves knowledge of human resources fundamentals and increases job prospects.”

As employment opportunities continue to evolve, organizations require professionals who possess the skills to meet both current and future workforce demands. Those with a graduate certificate in human resources identify, develop, and support talented professionals, the website says, adding that the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 9 percent increase in human resources manager positions by 2026.

The website noted that Eastern’s five-course, 15-credit graduate certificate in human resource management helps human resources professionals advance their careers. Program graduates obtain the skills and knowledge needed to help organizations plan for and achieve operational effectiveness. The certificate can help workers in entry-level, professional, and technical roles transition into HR management.

The curriculum splits between two required courses and three electives chosen from 10 HR areas. Required courses cover strategic human resources management and organizational theory and behavior. Students explore the core functions of HRM, such as hiring, motivating, and maintaining a well-trained workforce. They also cover various external factors that can affect human resource management, including technological, cultural, economic, and political variables.

Admissions criteria include a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, earned with an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.7. Applicants to the program need not submit GRE or GMAT scores.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It serves more than 18,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information, visit the University's website.

July 10, 2019

Written by:
Geoff Larcom

Geoff Larcom