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.
Effective Semester: Fall 2014
Expiration Semester: Spring 2019
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. 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 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|
|Select one course from each of the following four categories; each course listed is worth 3 credits: 2||12|
|Category I: Internal Counsulting|
|Managerial Accounting 3|
|Prices and Markets|
|Managing Business Processes|
|Labor Market Analysis|
|Labor Market Analysis|
|Category II: Organizational Development & Change|
|Developing Creative High Performance Organizations|
|Full Range Leadership Development|
|Behavioral Science in Business|
|Organizational Change: Theory and Practice|
|Category III: Globalization|
|Global Intercultural Management|
|Human Resources in Multinational Enterprises|
|Category IV: Current Topics in Human Resources|
|Business, Ethics, and Society|
|Cornerstone of Sustainability|
|Triple Bottom Line Accounting|
|Ethical Dimensions of Management in the Biotechnology and Health Industry|
|Labor and Employment Law|
|Positive Organizational Behavior and Wellbeing|
Students who already have 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, as determined in advance by the head of the certificate program, may be permitted to waive this course if completed within five years prior to admission.
With advance approval of the head of the certificate program and the instructor, special topics courses and online graduate courses that are particularly relevant to the categories listed below may be used to satisfy certificate requirements.
This course has prerequisites or requires demonstration of prior preparation in a subject area. Please contact the management division at Penn State Great Valley prior to registering for this course.
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.
|Graduate Program Head||Denise Potosky|
|Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) or Professor-in-Charge (PIC)||Denise Potosky|
Leanne J Wallace