The graduate certificate in human capital and human resource (HR) management equips students with the skills needed to effectively manage the development of human capital in the workplace. In accordance with The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) guidelines, the curriculum focuses on core HR knowledge and skills including change management, employee selection, performance evaluations management, and employee workforce training and development.  


Full eligibility and admission requirements can be viewed on the Costello College of Business website.


Students may use the credits completed as part of their graduate degree requirements in accordance with program requirements and AP.6 Graduate Policies.

The time limit for completion is six years from the date of admission to the graduate certificate. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 to complete the certificate. 

All students registering for Costello College of Business graduate courses must have graduate standing. Non-degree student status is not available. 

Graduate level courses offered by the Costello College of Business cannot be audited.

Banner Code: BC-CERG-HCHR

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 15

This certificate may be pursued on a full-or part-time basis.

Required Courses

Costello College of Business Courses
GBUS 713Managing Human Capital3
or MBA 713 Managing Human Capital
GBUS 728Organizational Change Management3
or MBA 728 Organizational Change
MPS and I/O Psychology Courses
PSYC 627Performance Management3
PSYC 629Workplace Training3
Total Credits12

Restricted Electives

GBUS or I/O Psychology Courses
Select three credits (one course) from the following:3
Professional Development Experience
Management Consulting
Management Consulting
Global Business Perspectives
People Analytics 1
People Analytics
Applied Leadership in the Workplace
Motivation and Well-Being
Applied Teamwork in the Workplace
Total Credits3

Required prerequisites for both GBUS 740 & MBA 740 are: MBA 738 or GBUS 738 or MSBA 738.