Human Resources professionals make a difference at the companies in which they work. To grow in this exciting profession takes knowing a large and ever changing body of knowledge. Through a variety of professional coursework and certificate programs, LMU Extension has assisted Human Resources managers, practitioners, and consultants in career advancement for more than 20 years.

As a HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) Approved Program Provider, LMU Extension offers coursework in a variety of HR topics, both online and on campus, during the Fall and Spring Extension terms.

Certificate Programs

  • Human Resources Management: Working in this exciting and growing field, you are a link between management and an organization's most valuable asset – its people. Human Resources professionals are at the pulse of most businesses. This 12-week basic program provides you with this crucial knowledge to excel in this important field.
  • Advanced Human Resources Management: Those who have prior HR management experience may elect to further their studies in the advanced program.

Professional Certification Prep

  • HR Professional Certification Prep Course: Certification as a human resources professional is increasingly important to advance one's career in this field. This specialty course prepares students to take the HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) Professionals in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professionals in Human Resources (SPHR) exam; or the SHRM PHR/SPHR and SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP.