Today's specialists are faced with challenges in meeting staffing needs of constantly changing organizations in an era of a highly competitive labor market. From strategic planning to cost/benefit analysis, human resource managers play a key role in all facets of an organization.

This Professional Certificate Program Provides:

  • A current and comprehensive understanding of human resource management as a practical and theoretical science;
  • Tools and principles for immediate application in a human resource management environment; and,
  • Current human resource management philosophies, trends, laws, and regulatory and financial issues.

Intended Audience:

HR professionals seeking to better perform their duties and/or advance their professional standing, individuals desiring to enter the field of Human Resource Management, and individuals wishing to study specific subjects without pursuing the certificate.

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Program Course Schedule

Required Courses (20 units) Course # Units Fall Winter Spring Summer
Foundations of Human Resource Management BUSAD X450.1 4 UCSB   UCSB  
Managing Employee Compensation Programs BUSAD X450.31 4   UCSB Online  
Managing Employee Benefit Programs BUSAD X450.32 4 Online      
Effective Recruitment, Selection, and Retention BUSAD X450.41 4     UCSB Online
Employee Relations BUSAD X450.33 4 UCSB   UCSB  
Elective Courses
(12 units total)
Employment Mediation BUSAD X437 2   UCSB   UCSB
Legal Aspects of Employment Practice BUSAD X450.40 3       UCSB
Understanding the Numbers for H.R. Professionals BUSAD X450.04 3     B  
Human Resource Development BUSAD X482.201 3   UCSB   UCSB
Understanding Individual and Organizational Behavior BUSAD X450.39 3   UCSB   UCSB
Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace BUSAD X450.38 1 UCSB UCSB UCSB  

Online Online       UCSB UCSB          B Blended

This matrix lists courses we plan to offer during the time indicated and is subject to change. Additional courses may be offered; see our current quarter's catalog for the most up-to-date information.


The program requirements are defined in the Program Course Schedule. The approximate cost of completion of this program is $4,320. Individual course fees are paid upon enrollment. Estimated costs are subject to change and do not include fees for course materials. For more information visit our Help Center.


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