Human Resources Management

Certificate in Human Resources Management
Online and on-campus versions of the course begin January 2020
Registration is Open

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. To succeed in this field, it is important to have a solid understanding of the framework guiding human resources related decisions.

Our highly-respected Human Resources Management professional certificate program provides students with this crucial knowledge. You can take what you learn and apply it in business organizations within the for-profit, nonprofit, and/or government sectors. This program was developed under the tutelage of highly professional and respected practitioners in the field, and provides the essentials for a thorough understanding of the principles and realities of day-to-day human resources activities. During the course, you will learn subject matter content included in the HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®) aPHR Exam. 

Who Should Participate

This program is open for those new to human resources, as well as those with experience working in the profession but looking for more subject matter knowledge. Prospective students will find this program valuable for a number of reasons, such as:

  • You wish to gain more knowledge about the field in order to take the aPHR certification exam
  • You are already working within the field and need a broad understanding of the functions within human resources (this may be necessary to move from a non-exempt to an exempt level of employment)
  • You already work in the area of human resources and want to stay current with the latest best practices
  • You hold a degree in another area of study and want to increase your knowledge base

Program Benefits

The program provides students with a solid foundational knowledge of Human Resources Management, such as the importance of diverse business roles within Human Resources, challenges facing today’s human resources professionals, and the laws governing workforce practices. Students will explore the topics foundational to the Human Resources field, including:

  • State and Federal Labor Laws
  • Recruitment and Selection
  • Performance Management
  • Compensation
  • Employee Relations
  • Employee Development
  • Harassment
  • Benefits
  • Cost Control
  • Reporting
  • Health and Safety
  • Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining

General Information

Course and program requirements, schedules and tuition are subject to change; and additional fees may be incurred for books and materials. Click here to review all policies prior to enrollment. For additional information, contact the LMU Extension at (310) 338-1971 or extension@lmu.edu, or contact the program coordinator, Ms. Fay Craton, directly at (310) 338-2812 or fay.craton@lmu.edu.

  • Registration + Fees

    Due to popular demand, the course will be offered four times during the Spring 2020 semester, including online and on-campus formats.

    I.
    Begins:
    February 12, 2020
    Meets:  Wednesday Nights
    Format: On-campus
    Course: INRX 800.01
    Enroll: Enrollment via the online course catalog or by phone at 310-338-1971
    Tuition: $720

    II.
    Begins: February 27, 2020
    Meets: Thursday Nights
    Format: On-campus
    Course: INRX 800.02
    Enroll: Enrollment via the online course catalog or by phone at 310-338-1971
    Tuition: $720

    III.
    Begins: March 2, 2020
    Meets: Monday Nights
    Format: Live Webinar
    Course: INRX 825.01
    Enroll: Enrollment via the online course catalog or by phone at 310-338-1971
    Tuition: $1009

    IV.
    Begins: March 28, 2020
    Meets: Saturday Mornings
    Format: Online - Live Webinar
    Course: INRX 825.02
    Enroll: Enrollment via the online course catalog or by phone at 310-338-1971
    Tuition: $1009

  • Schedule

    Classes meet per the schedule listed in the course catalog.

    Online versions of this course are similar to being in a traditional classroom setting, except instead of being on campus, you are at a location of your choice. During each session you have the opportunity to verbally ask your instructor questions and to network with classmates.

  • Faculty
  • Course Requirements

    Students must complete a total of 4.0 semester hours in coursework with a letter grade of 'B-' or higher in each course to receive a certificate of completion. Please refer to the course catalog for required text, class meeting location, and other general information.

    Coursework: INRX 800

  • Course Descriptions

    INRX 800
    Human Resources Management
    4.0 Semester Hours

    This comprehensive course covers all major areas of HR Management: state and federal labor laws, recruitment and selection, performance management, compensation, employee relations, harassment, benefits, cost control, reporting, health/safety, and labor relations and collective bargaining. The classes are interactive and stimulating in this series of 12 sessions that is the only course required to earn the Certificate in HR Management (HRM) from Loyola Marymount University. Open to all interested in advancing their career in human resources management.