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.
Stacy Weltzin '20,
Human Resources Management Certificate
“The Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management has provided me with the practical knowledge needed to make a pivot in my career. As a professional who already holds a master's degree, the certificate was a great option for me to complete in a timely manner so I could make my career transition as soon as possible. I was pleased with the variety of course offerings available and enjoyed learning from supportive faculty who've had established careers in the field. Overall, I would definitely recommend the certificate program. "
The curriculum is made up of 15 credits (5 courses).
- 9 required course credits (3 courses)
- 6 elective credits (2 course) choose 1 from MGMT762 and MGMT763
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.
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.
Employees and managers often complain about the effectiveness of performance management systems, performance appraisal and employee development. Whether it’s a lack of clear performance goals, honest feedback or technology issues, complaints can center around the system’s tools and processes but often meet resistance because of its personal and sometimes threatening nature. In this course, students will consider functional best practices to develop a performance management system that considers not only the organizational goals but the human factor in its design.
Employee relations initiatives which considers engagement and retention leads to enhanced employee involvement and dedication to the organization. Employees who are engaged are more productive, content and more likely to be loyal to an organization. This course provides a practical view of how employee relations, engagement and retention initiatives have grown to become a strategic foundation for today’s organization with a focus on the most recent tools and best practices.
Human resource development is critical to the success of today’s organization. Whether learning and development is needed to increase overall effectiveness, retain and motivate employees or drive innovation, a well-designed learning and development initiative can create a competitive edge. In this course, students will learn how to build learning and development programs that address the needs of the organization in the context of its business model and growth objectives.
In today's increasingly diverse, global, interconnected business world, diversity and inclusion is no longer just the right thing to do, it is a core leadership competency and central to the success of business. This course provides a foundation for human resource professionals to best handle current issues of diversity, inclusion and countering bias. It provides a basic understanding of the tools and best practices that will foster a culture that respects individuality, encourages belonging, and focuses on the strengths of differences.
Candidates seeking admission to 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.
- Online application
- Official transcripts of all college-level coursework *
- A one-page personal statement describing your goals, strengths and potential for achievement in graduate school
This program is not F-1 eligible, international applicants can only be considered for the online curriculum option.
All International applicants need to submit English equivalency from one of the following: TOEFL scores: minimum required score is 80 (iBT) or IELTS, minimum required score is 6.0; or Pearson PTE Academic minimum score is 53; or Duolingo minimum required score is 105. The English equivalency scores may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada.
For additional requirements please visit our International Admission Requirement page.
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Chris Noyes '20,
Sport Leadership Certificate
“I genuinely enjoyed taking these courses. I saw the value in everything that I was learning as it was all relevant to my career goals. Every course and every assignment was designed to give me the knowledge that I sought. Lasell’s online learning format allowed me to create a schedule to attend to the various priorities in my life. I was able to work full time, care for my family’s needs, and complete my class assignments. "
- Director of Sports Medicine, Lasell University