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Human Resources Certificate

Geared towards professionals who want to gain additional information in the human resources field, or those preparing for the national SHRM-CP certification exams* and want to gain information to reinforce their knowledge-base. Alumni, past students, and potential students are welcome.

*These courses as part of the certificate have not been approved for CLE credits under SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP certification. 

The benefits of this certificate provides extensive knowledge in the human resources field. The student can tailor the course selection with specific electives in the field of human resources.  

Students can take the courses as part of the certificate live in-person, online synchronously via Zoom, or online asynchronously.  

The time for completion of the certificate ranges on the number of courses a student takes. Typical completion is two semesters (three classes one semester, and two classes in another semester). Longest timeline for completion: five total semesters with one class per semester. 

Business Innovation & Strategy Department Office

CH 129
Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State St.
Marshall, MN 56258

Course Guidelines

Typical Course Requirements
SMSU Course Number Course Name Semester Credit Hours
MGMT 350 Human Resources 3
Electives (choose 12 credits):
MGMT 330 Organizational Behavior and Theory 3
MGMT 450 Diversity Management 3
MGMT 451 Training and Development 3
MGMT 452 Staffing Management 3
MGMT 453 Compensation and Benefits 3
MGMT 454 Labor Relations 3
Total 15

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