A "Certificate in Human Resource Management" can provide you with a solid foundation in HRM and potentially make you more attractive to employers. Completion of the requirements will be noted on your transcript, and a certificate will be awarded by the Department of Management.
For more information, please see the Academic Catalog.
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A "Certificate in Human Resource Management" can be completed by either a business or a non-business major. Business majors are eligible when they have attained "Major Status" within the Richards College of Business. Non-Business majors are eligible when they have completed 45 hours of classes with at least a 2.0 GPA and have taken the appropriate prerequisites.To apply for the Certificate in Human Resource Management fill out the Online Application.
Students must maintain a "C" or better in each course.
Method of Delivery
Face to Face
The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
The Richards College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - International (AACSB-I).
Credit and transfer
Total semester hours required: 12
This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.
UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.
- Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
- The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
- Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
- Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
- Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
- One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
- For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Bursar's Office website
There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.
To apply for the Certificate in Human Resource Management fill out the Online Application.
- MGNT 4620 - HR Management
- MGNT 4621 - Applications in HRM
- MGNT 4640 - Employment Law
- MGNT 3627 - Managing Cultural Differences
- MGNT 3630 - Environmental Law
- MGNT 4626 - Women & Work
- MGNT 4630 - Dispute Resolution in Cont. Org.
- MGNT 4680 - HR Practicum
MGNT-3627 - Managing Cultural Differences
A course designed to enable students to become more competitive in their chosen career fields by developing in them an understanding of the importance of increasing global economic interdependence and the challenges of relating to people from other countries or cultures. Same as SOCI 3273.
MGNT-3630 - Environmental Law
An introduction to the legal and regulatory aspects of environmental law, its history and sources, its reliance on scientific principles as well as its relationship to business management.
MGNT-4620 - Human Resource Management
A study of the planning, acquisition, and administration of Human Resources in organizations. Includes case studies and applications of problem solving techniques.
MGNT-4621 - Applications in Human Resource Management
This course allows you to apply the concepts learned in the basic human resources HR course. Through case analysis, role playing, and assigned projects, you will gain an appreciation of and experience with the types of situations that HR professional face on a routine basis. Additionally, you will become adept at using research tools used by HR professionals to address situations with which they may not be familiar. Further, you will receive exposure to the journals, websites, and professional organizations that HR practitioners use to stay abreast of changes in the field.
MGNT-4626 - Women and Work
A course designed to familiarize students with the history of women and work, present role of women in the workplace, and current issues affecting working women; and to develop in students skills and strategies for dealing with issues related to women and work. Same as SOCI 4103.
MGNT-4630 - Dispute Resolution in Contemporary Organizations
Analysis of the causes and consequences of conflicts in and among organizations with strategies and processes for their effective resolution. The course will cover the sources of organizational conflicts, strategies for conflict avoidance, approaches for conflict resolution, and traditional and alternative dispute resolution methods.
MGNT-4640 - Employment Law
Development, current status, and implications of legislation court rulings, and government agencies' decisions in equal employment opportunity, employee protection, employment contracts, individual employment rights, income and retirement security, and international employment, as well as emerging issues in human resource management, as related to the effective management of human resources.
MGNT-4680 - Human Resources Practicum
This course allows management students nearing completion of their undergraduate program to work with local practitioners to complete a management consulting project. Students will expand their knowledge of concepts and practices in the field by conducting research related to a particular HR problem. Students will make written and oral reports on their findings and recommendations.
Guidelines for Admittance
Specific requirements are associated with the following areas: Freshman; Adult Learners; Transfer; International; Home School; Joint/Dual Enrollment; Transient; Auditor; Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Seeking
Specific Graduate Admissions Deadlines are available via the Graduate School
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Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate only), Financial Aid, Fee Payments, Registration, Start/End of term, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP.
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