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In today's multifaceted organizations, human resource professionals must respond to the growing challenges of regulatory compliance, complex benefit plans, and training and motivating employees. This innovative online program is designed to give students a full introduction to the principles, strategies, and techniques of human resources management. The program will foster a deep understanding of organizational development and effective change management; workforce planning and strategic recruitment; and training and performance management.
Major topics include organizational and human resources development; recruiting, training, and performance management; compensation; and the rights and obligations of employees and employers. The online Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management culminates with a final course in effective change management—an important skill in today’s dynamic and demanding employment environment.
- Boston is a hub for healthcare, education, finance, business, biotechnology, and the life sciences
- Offers special focus for participants in effective change management
- Courses taught by experienced human resources professionals
- Credits earned completing this certificate can be applied toward the MS in Leadership, MS in Corporate and Organizational Communication, and MS in Human Resources Management
Unique Transfer Credit Opportunities
About the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Opportunities:
Why consider a graduate degree from Northeastern University? We recognize the knowledge and HR competencies demonstrated by those who have earned their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification through the Society of Human Resource Management. As a result, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credential-holders have the unique opportunity to accelerate through a Northeastern University graduate certificate program by applying this credential in exchange for transfer credit.
Successful applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management:
- Will receive 3 quarter hours of transfer credit–a 17% savings in tuition–for HRM 6015 Introduction to Human Resources Management.
Contact us today for more information by completing the form on our page.
Experiential / Co-op opportunities
Northeastern's signature experience-powered learning model has been at the heart of the university for more than a century. It combines world-class academics with professional practice, allowing you to acquire relevant, real-world skills you can immediately put into action in your current workplace.
This makes a Northeastern education a dynamic, transformative experience, giving you countless opportunities to grow as a professional and person.
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You know where you are headed and you've seen how our program will lead you there. So let's get going. Here's what you need to know before you enroll.
- Online application
- Statement of purpose (500–1000 words): identifies your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the university's academic policy on plagiarism applies to your statement of purpose
- Professional resumé
- Unofficial undergraduate transcripts; official transcripts required at the time of admission
- English language proficiency proof: students for whom English is not their primary language must submit one of the following:
- Official associate or bachelor's degree transcript from an accredited college or university in the U.S., stating degree conferral and date
- TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, Duolingo, or NU Global Exam scores
Are You an International Student? Find out what additional documents are required to apply.
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Cost and Tuition
Estimated Total Tuition
This is an estimate based on the tuition rates for Academic Year 2020-2021 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time. For more detailed information, please visit Student Financial Services.
Our admissions process operates on a rolling basis; however, we do recommend following the application guidelines below to ensure you can begin during your desired start term.
|November 2, 2020||International out-of-country application complete (start date: January 19, 2021)|
|December 7, 2020||International in-country application complete (start date: January 19, 2021)|
|January 1, 2021||Domestic application complete (first half start: January 19, 2021)|
|February 12, 2021||Domestic application complete (second half start: February 22, 2021)|
|February 8, 2021||International out-of-country application complete (start date: April 12, 2021)|
|March 8, 2021||International in-country application complete (start date: April 12, 2021)|
|April 2, 2021||Domestic application complete (first half start: April 12, 2021)|
|May 14, 2021||Domestic application complete (second half start: May 24, 2021)|
|May 10, 2021||International out-of-country application complete (start date: July 12, 2021)|
|June 7, 2021||International in-country application complete (start date: July 12, 2021)|
|July 2, 2021||Domestic application complete (start date: July 12, 2021)|
|July 19, 2021||International out-of-country application complete (start date: September 20, 2021)|
|August 23, 2021||International in-country application complete (start date: September 20, 2021)|
|September 7, 2021||Domestic application complete (first half start: September 20, 2021)|
|October 18, 2021||Domestic application complete (second half start: November 1, 2021)|
Student Body Profile
Below is a look at where our Management alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.
Where They Work
- State Street
- Fidelity Investments
- Dell EMC
- Liberty Mutual Insurance
What They Do
- Business Development
What They're Skilled At
- Customer Service
- Microsoft Office
- Project Management
Learn more about Northeastern Alumni on Linkedin.
Career Opportunities and Services
Did You Know?
The field of Human Resource Management is projected to grow by 9% between 2014 and 2024, faster than the national average for other positions (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016).
Credits earned completing this certificate can be applied toward the MS in Leadership, MS in Corporate and Organizational Communication, and MS in Human Resources Management.
Did You Know?
By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to our global network of more than 255,000 alumni and 3,350+ employer partners.
Did You Know?
The Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management fosters a deep understanding of organizational development and effective change management; workforce planning and strategic recruitment; and training and performance management.
Did You Know?
Graduate certificate holders earn on average a 25% salary increase.