Gatton College of Business & Economics

Human Resource Management

Graduate Certificate

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Program Summary

Fall 2021
Application Dates: 07/23/2021
Start Dates: 08/23/2021
Cost & Credits
Credits required: 15
Cost per credit: $848.83

Rick Mason

Director of Professional Recruiting

Professional Resource Center

Gatton College of Business & Economics

550 South Limestone

Lexington, KY 40506-0034

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Obtain a graduate certificate in Human Resource Management (GC-HRM) and gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for a career in HR. Our graduates are prepared with advanced training in HR fundamentals (Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Legal Environment of HR), emerging skill areas (HR Analytics), and applications (HR Consulting) --- all the competencies and adeptness to start or recharge a career in HR!

Program Summary

Fall 2021
Application Dates: 07/23/2021
Start Dates: 08/23/2021
Cost & Credits
Credits required: 15
Cost per credit: $848.83

Stakeout Career Paths in HR Representative, HR Coordinator, and HR Associate  

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (GC-HRM) provides an opportunity to obtain a set of competencies to effectively manage an organization’s employees and contribute to its talent strategy. The courses within the certificate focus on:

  • Talent acquisition
  • Talent management
  • Employment law, and
  • Analytics to manage human capital

The program also features an experiential capstone course giving students the ability to apply principles and techniques learned in their coursework to solve real organizational problems.
This 15-credit certificate is appropriate for recent graduates hoping to learn more and better prepare themselves for a career in human resources and for working professionals who recognize the need to deepen their understanding and update their skills in this increasingly complex field.
 

Admission and Application Requirements

The only enrollment requirement is the completion of 60 undergraduate hours

  1. Personal Information
  2. Resume
  3. Transcripts
  4. Information for three (3) references
  5. GMAT/GRE
  6. Personal Statement
    - Statement should address career goals, your interest in HR and
    why you are applying to our program.

Additional information can be viewed at our college program website.
 

Curriculum

Five (5) online courses for a total of 15 credit hours. 
NOTE: Courses in this program are offered on a rotating basis and may only be offered once a year.

FALL
MGT 650 Talent Acquisition
MGT 653 People Analytics

SPRING
MGT 651 Talent Management
MGT 652 Employment Law

SUMMER
MGT 670 Human Resource Consulting


Contact

Rick Mason

Director of Professional Recruiting

Professional Resource Center

Gatton College of Business & Economics

550 South Limestone

Lexington, KY 40506-0034

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.