College of Business and Economics

Human Resource Management

The Human Resource Management (HRM) graduate certificate is designed to allow HR professionals with bachelor’s degrees in a non-HR area to acquire specific Human Resource Management knowledge in five broad areas.

Note:  Students in the Human Resource Management graduate certificate program may enroll in the Master of Business Administration at UW-Whitewater if they meet the normal criteria for that program. Certificate courses that are part of the MBA program can count toward completion of that degree at a later date.

Individuals that complete the Human Resource Management certificate program will be knowledgeable in the following areas:

  • Employment, safety, and administration of personnel
  • Compensation and benefit structures in profit and nonprofit organizations
  • Design of quality training and development programs for employees
  • Contract negotiation, establishing a positive relationship with all parties of a labor contract, and conflict resolution as mediation or arbitration
  • Strategic HR management and its role in sustaining competitive advantages for the organization
  • International management
  • Influences on organizational effectiveness and the social responsibilities that an organization holds

Certificate Requirements:

The Human Resource Management graduate certificate program requires completion of five courses (14 to 15 credits). All courses are available both online and on-campus. For course list and descriptions, visit the Graduate Catalog.


Admission Requirements:

No GMAT required.

To qualify for admission to the certificate program in good standing, you must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with an overall grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.75 or above. Applicants must also demonstrate evidence of ability to succeed in graduate-level HR coursework. Evidence of this could include relevant work experience, GMAT scores, or professional certification (e.g., PHR or SPHR).

What if you do not meet the admission requirements? Please email or call us at (262) 472-1945 to see if you could be admitted on a conditional basis.


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