The goal of this graduate certificate program is to prepare students to make managerial decisions that integrate HR strategies and practices with organizational strategy in order to improve business performance and employee relations.
Effective Semester: Summer 2019
Expiration Semester: Summer 2024
Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions Policies. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.
The successful applicant is generally expected to have a minimum combined junior/senior grade-point average of 3.0 (B) on a 4.0 scale.
Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.
To be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, students must successfully complete 12-15 credits of course work. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better and a grade-point average of 3.0 to be awarded the certificate.
|MGMT 841||Human Resource Management 1||3|
|Elective courses (Select one course from each of four different categories, 12 credits total; each course listed is worth 3 credits.): 2||12|
|Category I: Analyzing Business Processes and Performance|
|Managerial Accounting 3|
|Prices and Markets|
|Managing Business Processes|
|Labor Market Analysis 3|
or HRER 816
|Labor Market Analysis|
|Category II: Change Management and Leadership|
|Developing Creative High Performance Organizations|
|Strategic Leadership 3|
|Organizational Change: Theory and Practice|
|Category III: Global and Intercultural Effectiveness|
|Global Intercultural Management|
|Human Resources in Multinational Enterprises 3|
|International Business Management|
|Category IV: Developing Positive and Ethical Relationships with Stakeholders|
|Cornerstone of Sustainability|
|Triple Bottom Line Accounting|
|Labor and Employment Law 3|
|Ethical Dimensions of Leadership|
|Ethical and Responsible Business Leadership|
|Positive Organizational Behavior and Wellbeing|
Students who have already completed a graduate-level course that provides a comprehensive overview of the HR function in organizations and an in-depth examination of the strategic planning and implementation of HRM may waive this course if completed within five years prior to admission.
With departmental approval and instructor permission, special topics courses and online graduate courses that are particularly relevant to one or more categories listed above may be used to satisfy certificate requirements.
These courses have prerequisites or may require demonstration of prior preparation in a subject area. Please contact the management division at Penn State Great Valley prior to registration.
Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.
- Demonstrate appropriate depth and breadth of disciplinary knowledge of key processes, responsibilites, and concerns of Human Resource Management in U.S. and global organizations.
- Critically analyze current issues associated with managing human capital and employee relations within and across organizations.
- Critically evaluate and make ethical decisions with consideration for multiple stakeholders.
- Demonstrate an appreciation for the skills and challenges required in managing a diverse workforce.
|Graduate Program Head||Denise Potosky|
|Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) or Professor-in-Charge (PIC)||Denise Potosky|
Leanne J Wallace