Human Resources Management Certificate


Designed for the working professional who wants to focus on a particular area of study, the Human Resources Management certificate provides a substantial base that can be used for career advancement or continuation in Lasell’s Master of Science in Management Program. Each certificate is composed of five three-credit courses and can be completed within nine months. Candidates to the certificate programs must hold a bachelor’s degree and submit an application for study in the graduate program along with all necessary documents.

Candidates to the certificate programs must hold a bachelor's degree and submit an application for study in the graduate program along with all necessary documents.


There are three courses (9 credits) that are part of the Core Curriculum. They are:

COM 709 - Negotiations & Conflict Resolution
This is a communication skills course designed to better understand the nature of conflict and its resolution through persuasion, collaboration, and negotiation. Students learn theories of interpersonal and organizational conflict and its resolution as applied to personal, corporate, historical, and political contexts. Students assess their own styles, skills, and values, and develop techniques to better resolve disputes, achieve objectives, and exert influence.

MGMT 728 - Human Resources Management
This course examines the staffing function of management including planning, recruiting, selection, training, motivation, appraisal, compensation, labor laws, and organizational development. The course also addresses the current issues affecting the human resource manager including the changing work force and need to increase productivity as well as changes in the areas of unions and affirmative action.

MGMT 731 - Human Resource Law
This course introduces students to individual employment law, which is concerned with rules that govern the relations between employers and employees, primarily as applicable to non-unionized workers. The course includes such subject areas as identifying a contract of employment, creation and modification of the employment relationship, the common law obligations of employee and employer, the employer’s statutory obligations to its employees, privacy in the workplace, human rights legislation in the workplace, and the termination of employment.

Two additional courses (6 credits) are required to complete the certificate.  The courses can be any graduate Management courses.

MGMT700 21st Century Global Leadership 3
MGMT702 Research Methods 3
MGMT703 Strategic Information Management 3
MGMT704 Financial Management 3
MGMT705 Organizational Theory 3
MGMT706 Marketing Management 3
MGMT707 Operations Strategy 3
MGMT708 Aging & Technology 3
MGMT713 Fundraising & Development 3
MGMT714 Principles of Project Management 3
MGMT720 Social Gerontology 3
MGMT721 Elder Care Policy & Politics 3
MGMT722 Housing & Long-Term Care Options 3
MGMT724 Marketing to Seniors 3
MGMT726 Services & Programs for Older Adults 3
MGMT728 Human Resources Management 3
MGMT730 Health Management for Seniors 3
MGMT731 Human Resource Law 3
MGMT734 Aging in American Society 3
MGMT735 Planning & Writing Grant Proposals 3
MGMT736 Leadership & Operations in Lodging Mgmt 3
MGMT737 Capital Campaigns & Major Gifts 3
MGMT740 Consumer Behavior 3
MGMT741 Marketing Research 3
MGMT743 Fundraising Concepts & Practices 3
MGMT744 Global Marketing 3
MGMT745 Marketing Strategy 3
MGMT746 E-Commerce 3
MGMT747 Event Management Operations 3
MGMT748 Social Marketing 3
MGMT749 Ethical Theory & Management 3
MGMT750 Ldrship & Ops in Casino & Resort Mgmt 3
MGMT751 Business Strategy 3
MGMT752 Change Management 3
MGMT754 Revenue Management in Hospitality 3
MGMT755 Sustainability in Hosp & Event Mgmt 3
MGMT756 Policy & Brand Management in Hospitality 3
MGMT757 Hosp & Event Law, Ethics, & Risk Mgmt 3
MGMT758 Service Quality Management 3
MGMT798 Research Project Capstone 3
MGMT799 Internship Capstone 3

Application Requirements

Candidates seeking admission to a certificate programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and demonstrate through academic background and/or work experience the ability to succeed in graduate studies. GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission.

Application Requirements

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework *
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. A one page personal statement describing your goals, strengths and potential for achievement in graduate school

*Materials should be addressed to:
Lasell College
The Office of Graduate Enrollment
1844 Commonwealth Ave. 
Newton, MA 02466