University of Phoenix
Address: 4605 E. Elwood St. Phoenix, AZ 85040 United States
FICE code: 020988
Date Approved: 2003-12-03
Web site: http://www.phoenix.edu/
Review: Online Programs, Human Resource Management Certificate
Degree Offered: Human Resource Management Certificate Format: Online
Program Description: The Certificate Program in Human Resource Management provides education in areas which the human resource professional faces daily; from legal matters to staff recruitment and development. This program is designed for those who have functional responsibility to carry out the duties of an organization’s human resource department; seasoned human resource staff members wishing to keep current; newcomers to the field requiring new knowledge and skills; and specialists wanting to broaden their knowledge. Major topic areas covered include the role of human resources, employment practices, employee and labor relations, compensation, benefits, safety and health, and employee development. Participants acquire knowledge and skills that are essential in addressing the challenges of the human resource profession. Required Course of Study HRM 300 - Fundamentals of Human Resource Management This course explores the critical role of human resources in achieving business results. The class will help students to have a solid understanding of the fundamentals of human resource management and its strategic relevance in business today. This course will provide students with a critical perspective on the development of human capital in the context of a unified system of attracting, retaining and developing talent that creates and supports the vision and values of the organization. Students will develop an understanding of the critical business implications for human resource professionals today. (3 credits) HRM 434 - Employment Law This course provides an overview of federal statutes and state-regulated areas that impact the personnel function. Among topics addressed are EEO and affirmative action, OSHA, ERISA, FMLA, and ADA; employee privacy issues (polygraph testing, drug and alcohol testing, employer searching and monitoring); and wrongful discharge. (3 credits) HRM 324 - Total Compensation This course explores topics in basic total compensation design and decision-making. It will provide the student with knowledge required for planning, developing, and administering total compensation programs that are compliant with government laws and regulations. Topics include: wage decisions, budgeting, benefits, incentive plans, and retirement plans. (3 credits) Prerequisite: HRM 300. HRM 420 - Human Resource Risk Management This course introduces students to risk management in a human resources department context. The course introduces basic risk management concepts that the student can apply to HR responsibilities of an organization to avoid or mitigate potential liabilities. Topics will include health and safety, security, crisis management, legal compliance, employment and discrimination issues. (3 credits) Prerequisite: HRM 300. HRM 326 - Employee Development This course explores the role and relevance of employee development in today’s business environment. This course will also provide students with a thorough understanding of the legalities impacting employee development, the strategic role that employee development plays in an organization, and the impact education has on employee motivation. The course will also explore methods of program design, development, and assessment. (3 credits) Prerequisite: HRM 300. HRM 498 - Strategic Human Resource Management and Emerging Issues This course focuses on strategic HR management and key issues that are opportunities and challenges for the HR function. The course explores how to align human resource management (HRM) with business strategies, and the emerging issues facing business. Students will evaluate the HRM competencies and leadership skills needed for a strategic HRM plan. Students will examine what strategic HRM planning is and how to do it, as well as learning how to manage the necessary change in emerging business environments. The course will define the new roles and expectations of companies for the HRM functions. (3 credits) Prerequisites: HRM 300, HRM 434, HRM 324, HRM 420, and HRM 326. While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor. Accreditation: The University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA).