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Graduate Certificate in
Public Sector Human Resources Management


The 12-credit Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Human Resources Management provides you with great flexibility to complete your course work at times and places most convenient for you, combined with a highly relevant, comprehensive curriculum taught by faculty with world-class expertise. You can obtain this online graduate certificate in one year.

The certificate program in public sector human resources management requires taking four online courses (12 credits) including two required and two elective courses.

Course List - Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Human Resources Management 

Required Courses (6 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Human Resources in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors PADM 505 Concepts and approaches contributing to effective use of human resources in public and nonprofit organizations; legal issues and requirements. 3 credits
Organizational Behavior PADM 510 Examination of concepts of human behavior in formal organizations, systems analysis, conceptual models, and decision processes. 3 credits
Elective Courses (6 credits)
Title Abbreviation Description Credits
Organizational Change and Development PADM 511 Theory of organizational change and development; case analysis of applications in actual situations.

Prerequisite: HADM 510 or PADM 510
3 credits
Strategic Planning PADM 516 A survey of strategic planning purposes, approaches and methods, and expected outcomes in small and large organizations. 3 credits

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