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.
P ADM 505: Human Resources in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors
P ADM 510: Organizational Behavior
Elective Courses (select two)
P ADM 511: Organizational Change and Development
P ADM 512: Issues in Human Resources
P ADM 516: Strategic Planning
Course List - Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Human Resources Management
|Human Resources in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors||MNGMT 505/P ADM 505||Concepts and approaches contributing to effective use of human resources in public and nonprofit organizations; legal issues and requirements.||3 credits|
|Organizational Behavior||P ADM 510||Examination of concepts of human behavior in formal organizations, systems analysis, conceptual models, and decision processes.||3 credits|
|Organizational Change and Development||P ADM 511||Theory of organizational change and development; case analysis of applications in actual situations.
Prerequisite: H ADM 510 or P ADM 510
|Issues in Human Resources||P ADM 512||A survey of major human resource issues such as job stress, burnout, and the many forms of discrimination in organizations.
Prerequisite: P ADM 505; and H ADM 510 or P ADM 510
|Strategic Planning||P ADM 516||A survey of strategic planning purposes, approaches and methods, and expected outcomes in small and large organizations.||3 credits|
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