The academic focus of the Certificate in Strategic Human Resources is in leadership and organizational development theory, models, and application including motivational leadership, culture, systems thinking, and change management.  Students will learn how to fulfill the advanced role of HR Business Partner by using methodologies and tools to lead organizational change, plan for effective transition, develop strategies that help shape and move the organization towards its business vision.  Business executives recognize the important impact that human capital has on the effective operation of the business.  This program goes beyond administration and focuses on developing the HR professional’s ability to interpret business dynamics and translate them into human capital implications.

Classes are conducted utilizing the very best in interactive distance learning methodologies, making the program convenient, efficient, and geographically independent for business professionals.  Students are taught by faculty with real-world business and human resources experience.

As a value-added benefit, students enrolled in this program are invited to attend regularly scheduled Expert Forums in a variety of related subjects.

Listen to Dale Albrecht, Ph.D., discuss the benefits and value of the Strategic Human Resources Certificate for your career:

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Who Should Participate?

Human Resources and other professionals who will benefit from a higher level of business acumen and an ability to contribute strategically including:

  • HR Executives, VPs, and Directors
  • HR Business Partners, Field HR, HR Generalists
  • Talent Management, Organizational Development and Performance Professionals
  • Consultants

Program Information

  • Four course program can be completed in 32-weeks/2 semesters
  • The completed 12-credit hours can be applied as a Strategic Human Resources concentration to the MS in Leadership and Organizational Development degree program.
  • Attend from anywhere: Fully online with WebEx sessions included
  • Ready now enrollment: Fall and Spring intakes
  • Federal financial aid for qualified applicants