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Study to gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence to change career paths and enter this growing industry.* If you already hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, our Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate program could offer you a convenient route to pursue a new career in human resources.† At Kaplan University, you can enjoy the convenience and flexibility of online learning. This professional certificate program offers targeted study that could enhance your professional expertise and help you stand out to employers.The Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate program consists of a minimum of 30 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate from Kaplan University.
The online Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate’s curriculum provides you with the opportunity to:
This program is designed to provide you with specialized knowledge to seek entry-level employment in the field of human resources.† Earning a postbaccalaureate certificate in human resources could help you prepare for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification exam.‡
Qualified credits earned in fulfillment of this certificate may be applied toward the requirements of certain Kaplan University degree programs. When the time is right, come back and earn your degree online at Kaplan University.
Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules. Certain start dates may not be available at all ground locations; speak with an advisor for additional information.
Online and Campus Start Date
Jun 07, 2017
Online Start Date
Jul 05, 2017
Online and Campus Start Date
Aug 02, 2017
In this course, you will examine the human resource functions of employee recruitment, selection, and retention. The course focuses on building interviewing and employee selection skills and addresses the topics of attracting and retaining employees, recruitment methods, job analysis, employment testing, and background checks. The course also includes an overview of employment-related laws and covers techniques for employee orientation and onboarding.
MT 203 or enrollment in the Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate
Total Program Credits: 30
This course focuses on issues related to employee training and employee development. Focus is given to how an organization’s business strategy provides guidance for employee training and development. In addition, each step in the development of a training and development program is reviewed: needs assessment, transfer of learning, program design, and program evaluation. Special attention is given to the use of technology in training and development, professional organizations involved with training and development, career and management development, and global dimensions of training and development.
This course focuses on the issues related to
federal statutes that affect the human resources function. Among
topics addressed are employment relationships and procedures,
employment discrimination, and employment regulations. Some
specific issues covered in the course are EEO, affirmative
action, OSHA, employee privacy, and wrongful
This course examines different methods for
developing a compensation strategy and the use of compensation
strategies for motivating and rewarding employee performance.
Compensation and reward systems are important tools that are used
to motivate employees and to gain employee commitment to a
company's mission. Methods of determining the relative value of
jobs, in relation to compensation, are also examined. This course
covers how to assess and diagnose compensation issues and how to
develop appropriate solutions. In addition, students analyze the
role of the government and identify methods for managing
This course focuses on the importance of a strategic approach to human resources. It looks at the elements that support these strategies as well as the factors that can affect them. You will explore how to effectively manage human resources to achieve organizational goals and advance the strategies of an organization.
The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible.
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Kaplan University Learning Center students will only complete a portion of their program on site. You will need to complete at least 50% of the program requirements online, or through transfer credit awarded via prior learning assessment. If you have any questions about these requirements, please speak with an Admissions Advisor. Not all programs are available for enrollment at the Kaplan University Learning Center.
Learn more about grants and Kaplan University Scholarships that may help reduce the cost of your education.
Kaplan University tuition reductions (including military servicemember, spouse, and veterans tuition rates; scholarships; grants; vouchers; and alumni and alliance reductions) cannot be combined.
Kaplan University has significantly reduced many of our tuition rates and fees for servicemembers, their spouses, and veterans. Click here for more information.
* Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Human Resources Specialists and Labor Relations Specialists, on the Internet at www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/human-resources-specialists-and-labor-relations-specialists.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.
† Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
‡ Although certain programs at Kaplan University are designed to prepare students to take various certification or licensing exams, the University cannot guarantee the student will pass those exams. In some cases, field experience, additional coursework, and/or background checks may be necessary to take or to successfully pass the exams. Students should research the requirements in the state in which they intend to seek employment.
§ This program is not eligible for Title IV federal financial aid.
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