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    Sep 17

    Online Start Date
    Sep 17, 2014

    Oct 15

    Online Start Date
    Oct 15, 2014

    Nov 12

    Online and Campus Start Date
    Nov 12, 2014

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  • Curriculum: All Tracks

    Certificate Requirements

    HR 400: EMPLOYMENT AND STAFFING (6 Credits)

    In this course, students explore the role of personnel administration in the area of human resource management by examining the areas of employee recruiting, retention, and development. Topics focus on how an organization can implement effective recruiting and development policies. These factors will include the topics of compensation and benefits packages, recruitment sources and techniques, electronic recruitment, competency-based recruiting and interviewing, why employees leave, rewards, recognition and opportunities, and balancing work with personal life.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 203 or enrollment in the Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    HR 410: EMPLOYEE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (6 Credits)

    This course focuses on the issues related to employee training and employee development. Topics focus on how an organization’s mission and goals provide guidance for employee training and development; and how to assess an organization’s job needs in terms of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed by employees to complete the organization’s mission and achieve its goals.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 203 or enrollment in the Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    HR 420: EMPLOYMENT LAW (6 Credits)

    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 discharge.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 203 or enrollment in the Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    HR 435: COMPENSATION (6 Credits)

    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 compensation structures.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 203 or enrollment in the Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    HR 485: STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (6 Credits)

    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. Students explore how to effectively manage human resources to achieve organizational goals and advance the strategies of an organization.

    Prerequisites Required:

    MT 203 or enrollment in the Human Resources Postbaccalaureate Certificate

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 30
    Total Program Credits: 30

    Tuition & Fees: All Tracks

    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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  • * Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 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.

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    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.

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