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Human Resource Management Certificate


Overview of the Human Resource Management Certificate

Businesses are changing, and they need human resource (HR) professionals who can help build strong workforces and employee programs. The Human Resource Management Certificate is a fully online accelerated program that can prepare you to start a new path in HR or advance your current career. Along with IWU’s other HR-focused academic programs, the certificate is aligned with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) academic standards, meaning students are prepared for a career in HR with relevant, applicable coursework and knowledge.

Get valuable knowledge for real situations in less than one year. Learn from seasoned professionals who will share their wisdom and experiences with you. Be ready for future opportunities.

  • Flexible format: 100% online certificate program
  • Accelerated learning: Complete the certificate in approximately 8 months
  • Future growth: Set yourself up to continue your education and grow your career


  • Improve leadership and management practices in response to organizational challenges
  • Design HR strategies that align with organizational goals and values
  • Create HR activities and programs that enhance your organization’s competitive advantage
  • Integrate your faith, allowing it to guide your decisions and problem-solving processes


Human Resources Specialist

    • Projected Change in Employment in US, 2020-2030: +10.4%
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    • Median Salary in US, 2019: $61,922
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  • Compensation, Benefits and Job Analysis Manager or Specialist
  • Human Resources Manager or Specialist
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Labor Relations Specialist


The Human Resource Management Certificate is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at www.indwes.edu/about/iwu-profile/accreditation.

Not all programs are offered at all locations and some may only be available online.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Fees*

Credit Hours Tuition
18 Total $449 / credit hour *Effective July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.


The total cost of the program, including tuition and fees, will be determined prior to your enrollment. The cost will be divided into several payments spread over the course of the program. 

The total credit hours and per-credit-hour costs listed above are effective for the core program. For prerequisite or other required courses if applicable, students will need to pay for appropriate tuition, books, and any additional fees. Costs may change if you withdraw from the program and restart in a future program at a later date.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans benefits, and even employer reimbursement.

For information about financial aid, call 800-621-8667, ext. 2516, visit our financial aid website, or email IWUfinaid@indwes.edu.



Below is the list of courses required to complete the program. Courses are generally taken sequentially, one at a time, until the program is complete. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles below. For further information, feel free to contact us.

Preview Your Classes


NOTE: It is preferred that students take the courses in order as listed above. Importantly, students are required to take MGT-302, MGT-432, HRM-435, HRM-470, and HRM-490 before taking HRM-494.


Below are the lists of requirements for the Human Resource Management Certificate. Click on each link to expand the requirements. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

Admission Requirements

  • Accepted as a regular degree seeking student or as an unclassified student.

  • Unclassified student requires proof of high school graduation or GED certification.

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of 18 semester hours.

  • Minimum grade of “C” in each course.

  • Payment of all tuition and fees.

Application Procedures

 To be considered for admission to the Certificate in Human Resource Management program, complete each of the following steps. For more information, call 866-498-4968 to speak with a Program Representative.

  1. Application
    Apply online at indwes.edu.

  2. Transcripts
    High School: Applicants who have fewer than 12 passing semester hours of regionally accredited college coursework are required to submit a copy of a standard high school diploma or transcript or GED scores for admission.

    College: Applicants to the certificate program are required to submit an official transcript from each undergraduate regionally accredited institution attended. Indiana Wesleyan University will accept for its permanent file only those transcripts sent directly to IWU by the registrar of the attended institution(s). Official transcripts must exhibit the official seal and signature of the registrar. Transcripts that are stamped “student copy,” “issued to student,” or “unofficial” cannot be accepted as official.

    College Transcripts from Non-U.S. Schools: For college transcripts from non-U.S. schools, secure a “Course-by-Course Report” from Educational Credential Evaluators (see www.ece.org). Be sure to request that the report be sent directly to Indiana Wesleyan University. The evaluation must list course-by-course hours and grades. Note: Additional third party evaluators can be considered from an approved list and in some cases and internal international transcript evaluation can be done.

Start Dates

Below are the program locations, upcoming dates, and meeting times for the Human Resource Management Certificate. This list is updated regularly as new classes are added.