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HR Management Graduate Certificate

Develop your organization’s most valuable assets and strengthen your professional credentials with a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management from Oakland University. Whether you’re an experienced professional or just getting started in HR, a Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management can prepare you to take the next step in your career. 

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In this 12-credit program, students gain the knowledge to improve the performance of their organization through practical, real-world focused people management skills. Students graduate equipped with the skills to help drive a high-performing organization through strategic counsel and practical support for employees and management. Online and face-to-face courses are available.


  • Advance your career
  • Learn from expert faculty
  • Boost your credentials
  • Earn credits that can be applied toward an Oakland University MBA
  • According to Payscale.com, HR professionals who hold certificates are promoted faster and tend to hold positions of higher authority

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This program is ideal for students holding a bachelor’s degree who are interested in:

  • Developing specific human resource management capabilities without committing to a master’s degree program
  • Building skills to launch or advance in a human resource management position
  • Sharpening their skills and enhancing their resume

Admission Requirements

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution.

How to Apply

  • Online Application for Admission from the Graduate School
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resumé - uploaded after online application is submitted
  • Two email addresses for individuals who will write your recommendations - added after online application is submitted
  • Official transcripts from all previous colleges and universities attended sent to OU

International Students who have not earned a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. college or university or at least 24 credits from a U.S school, will have additional application requirements:

  • A transcript evaluation (for transcripts from a college or university outside of the United States)
  • TOEFL Exam Scores (for non-native English speakers unless they have a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. college or university or at least 24 credits from a U.S. school)

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Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
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