Gain a thorough understanding of the most current human resources theories and then put them into practice. Learn how to establish policies, programs, and procedures that resolve legal or staffing issues, advise managers, create training programs and provide a wide variety of other support for your organization and its most valuable resource. Use special projects, case studies, and role-playing opportunities to dig deep into areas of particular interest to your professional or company environment.

Created in partnership with SHRM.


Designed For

Ideally suited for those who may already have human resources-related responsibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Human resources managers
  • Lead supervisors
  • Operations managers
  • Staffing agencies
  • Consultants and others who commonly work with staff in union or non-union environments.

What You'll Learn

Examine common issues facing today's employers and the core principles of human resources management, including:

  • Hiring
  • Recruitment
  • Compensation
  • Supervision and retention of staff
  • Employee benefit administration
  • Insurance and risk management
  • Human resources law
  • Labor relations
  • Workers' compensation

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Positions are available in a variety of industries all over the world, and can be found in private companies, government or nonprofit organizations. They might include:

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Labor Relations Coordinator
  • Payroll Manager
  • Staffing Manager

If you are a professional preparing for a management-level position, you will benefit from this program as well.

Professional Licensure and Certification

University of California programs for professions that require licensure or certification are intended to prepare the student for California licensure and certification requirements. Admission into programs for professions that require licensure and certification does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or certificate. Licensure and certification requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the University of California and licensure and certification requirements can change at any time.

The University of California has not determined whether its programs meet other states’ educational or professional requirements for licensure and certification. Students planning to pursue licensure or certification in other states are responsible for determining whether, if they complete a University of California program, they will meet their state’s requirements for licensure or certification. This disclosure is made pursuant to 34 CFR §668.43(a)(5)(v)(C).

Earning the Certificate

Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • High school education or equivalent

Master's Degree

Upon successful completion of your certificate program, you may be able to apply credit from your Human Resources Management coursework toward a specialized M.B.A. at La Sierra University.

Industry Connection

Endorsed by:

  • Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA), which maintains districts in Riverside, Temecula and Coachella Valley
  • Inland Empire Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

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