Online Certificate
Human Resource Management

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Overview of the Certificate in Human Resource Management

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

You’ll Learn To…

  • 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

Career Options

  • Compensation, Benefits and Job Analysis Manager or Specialist
  • Human Resources Manager or Specialist
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Labor Relations Specialist


18 Total
$455/ Credit Hour *

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing


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


Here is the list of courses required to complete the program. Full course descriptions may be viewed by clicking on the course titles. For further information, feel free to contact us.

6 Core Courses

These courses contain the program-specific knowledge. Upon completion, you should have the tools to conquer your new career with confidence. 

Please note the prerequisites within the course descriptions. It is recommended that courses be taken in the order they are listed.



Click on each section to expand the different requirements for this program. If you have any questions about the admissions process, feel free to contact one of our admissions representatives at 1-866-498-4968.

  • Accepted as a regular certificate seeking student or as an unclassified student.
  • Unclassified student requires proof of high school graduation or GED certification.

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

Completion Requirements
  • Completion of 18 semester hours.
  • Minimum grade of “C” in each course.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive certificate.


The Human Resource Management Certificate at Indiana Wesleyan University has many convenient starts throughout the year. Listed below are the next available starts. If you don’t see a start that fits your schedule, connect with our enrollment team to see more future starts.


Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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

*Effective 07-01-2023 through 06-30-2024