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Human Resource Management Certificate

Human resource management is a dynamic field. Professionals are rapidly moving beyond the stereotypical regulation enforcement and paperwork completion into proactive roles as human resource planners and organizational consultants, earning recognition at the highest levels of the organization.

The Professional Certificate in Human Resource Management has helped hundreds of individuals expand their knowledge of HR management to enter or progress in the field. Students can specialize their HR skills by completing a concentration track, or select a variety of electives to become an HR generalist.

Courses are continually updated and tailored to provide students with the background and techniques to become responsible and effective professionals. Taught by qualified practitioners, courses feature practical applications, underlying rationale, and current issues, which can be utilized immediately in the work environment.

Managing Human Resources: An Overview is a mandatory prerequisite for several courses in the program. Many students take more than one course per quarter, and complete the program sooner than the usual 30 months.

For a complete listing of HR events and seminars, visit the HR Exchange website at extension.ucsd.edu/HRexchange.

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Human Resources: About the Field | Jeff Lindeman, M.S., SPHR | UC San Diego Extension

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Certificate Course Matrix
Course Title Course Number Units FA WI SP SU
Required Courses (Complete all eight courses.)
Managing Human Resources: An Overview
BUSA-40010
4
O,U X X X
Employee and Labor Relations
BUSA-40017
3
L L L U
Strategic Staffing
BUSA-40471
2
L U U  
Understanding Employee Compensation
BUSA-40525
2.5
L L L  
Benefits and Pension Plans
BUSA-40701
4
U   U  
Performance Management Systems
BUSA-40526
2
U U U U
Workplace Ethics
BUSA-40531
2
  L U U
Emerging Trends and Issues in Human Resource Management
BUSA-40021
3
U   U  
Electives Courses (Choose a concentration track. For HR Generalists—complete at least six units from any of the concentration tracks or other electives below.)
Concentration Tracks:
Compensation and Benefits (Complete three courses listed below.)
International Remuneration
BUSA-40698
3
Schedule Varies
Total Rewards Strategy
BUSA-40702
1.5
    L  
Work/Life Integration: The HR Response
BUSA-40514
1.5
U   U  
Understanding Health Plans
BUSA-40743
2
      L
Workforce Planning and Employment (Complete three courses listed below.)
Behavioral and Competency-Based Interviewing
BUSA-40473
1.5
L   L  
Employment and Retention Techniques
BUSA-40703
2
  U   L
Succession Planning and Career Development
BUSA-40699
2
U   U  
Talent Acquisition & Sourcing Strategies
BUSA-40828
2
Schedule Varies
Training and Organizational Development (Complete two courses listed below.)
Training and Development
BUSA-40020
3
U   U  
Organizational Dynamics
BUSA-40013
4
  U   U
Foundations of Adult Education
EDUC-30045
3
O   O  
Employee Relations (Complete at least seven units from the courses listed below.)
Alternative Dispute Resolution
LAW-40384
3
  U    
Care and Feeding of Corporate Culture
BUSA-40562
1
Schedule Varies
Work/Life Integration: The HR Response
BUSA-40514
1.5
U   U  
Strategic Cross-Cultural Communication
BUSA-40727
2
L L L L
Business Communication Skills
BUSA-40368
3
L L L L
Other Electives
Directed Studies in Human Resources
BUSA-40837
2
X X X X
HR for Emerging Companies
BUSA-40569
1.5
  U    
HR LearnAbout Tour
BUSA-40658
.5
U   U  
Immigration Law
LAW-40038
2
U      
Project Management Essentials
BUSA-40064
3
L,O,U O,U O,U O,U
Project Management Boot Camp
BUSA-40714
3
U U U U
Work Team Concepts and Skills
BUSA-40109
3
L,O L L,O  
Interest-Based Negotiation
BUSA-40128
3
L O L L
Other Courses of Interest (Not required)
Careers in Human Resources
INFO-70031
0
U   U  
L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA
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To Apply for the Certificate Program

From the 'Apply Now' button, login to your student account, complete the brief application, and pay the application fee. It is preferable that you create an account before proceeding if you have not already done so.

Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.

Application Fee: $60 Apply Now!
Contact: Business, Professional & Legal Programs, 858-534-8148
Email: svshanbhag@ucsd.edu

Program Benefits

  • Learn practical applications and underlying rationale of today's HR practices
  • Network with other professionals in the program
  • Complement your college degree with career-oriented education
  • Facilitate promotions or career changes

Conditions for Admission

Complete the application and pay application fee.

Industry Requirements

This program is endorsed by the Society for Human Resource Management.

Advisors

Mary Alcock
President
Alock & McFadden

Lin Ball, CCP
Vice President
The Epler Company

Samuel J. Bresler, SPHR, CCP
Corporate Vice President, Human Resources
Science Applications International Corp.

Tamar Elkeles, Ph.D.
Vice President, Learning and Development
Qualcomm Incorporated

Judith Enns, Ph.D.
Managing Director
HR Solutions

Jack Farnan
Vice President, Human Resources
Mitchell International

Phyllis Huckabee
Vice President, Human Resources
Quidel Corporation

Vicki Krantz
Director, Business & Professional Programs
UCSD Extension

Bernard Kulchin
Vice President, Human Resources
General Dynamics/Space Systems

Cláudia Schwartz, SPHR
Principal
HR Results

Leslie Thorp
General Manager
Lee Hecht Harrison

Naomi Whitacre
Human Resources Consultant