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Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

Program at a Glance


Human Resource Management


Online, Hybrid

Total Units


Program Overview

With a certificate in human resource management, students will learn to understand the problems of today’s changing human resource industry and what techniques are most effective in managing personnel and organizational structures.

They will also learn effective personnel management techniques and organizational structures. At only 15 units, it is a quick way for working professionals and students alike to gain firsthand experience in human resource management.

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate certificate program applicants must submit official transcripts documenting that they have been awarded the equivalent of high school diplomas from approved institutions. Students who have earned 12 semester units or 18 quarter units or more from regionally accredited U.S. institutions must submit complete official transcripts detailing this coursework.
  • Certificate students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Official test score reports or other proof of fulfillment of GGU’s English Language Proficiency Admission Requirement are required for all applicants whose native language is not English.

Please note that some courses taken as part of certificate programs will have prerequisites. These prerequisites must be satisfied (through transfer of equivalent coursework or through taking the courses at Golden Gate) before the certificate courses can be completed.

See Certificate Program Admission Policies and Undergraduate Transfer Credit Policies for more information.


The Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management requires completion of the following 15 units. Course prerequisites are indicated in the course description for each course and must be satisfied prior to enrolling in a given course. Prerequisites may be satisfied through transfer of equivalent coursework from external institutions or by taking the courses at GGU.

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