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Human Resource Management Certificate

Human resources is about more than policies. It’s about helping employees and organizations realize strategic goals.

Become a respected human resource professional with our human resource management certificate. Designed for current HR professionals or for those looking to enter the human resources field for the first time, this certificate will prepare you to effectively recruit, develop, and maintain the workforce of companies in a variety of industries. You’ll gain a deep, up-to-date understanding of the complexities surrounding such areas as total rewards, benefits, compensation, employment law, labor regulations, and organizational structure.

Program Details

Human Resources Management Certificate

This certificate will prepare you to enter the human resources field for the first time or advance your skills so that you can represent an organization’s workforce in alignment with organizational goals.

Delivery: Face to Face

Location: St. Paul

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Developing talented, confident HR professionals

Human resources has expanded beyond benefits and recruitment. Today’s human resource professionals must be ready to respond to the ever-changing business world. At Bethel, you’ll take courses from human resource experts who will teach you to see HR as critical to business strategy. You’ll learn how to become involved in strategic planning efforts for organizations as you represent workforce needs and align employee development with overall organizational goals. We focus on building whole professionals through character development and personal growth. In classes with a Christian worldview, you’ll see how the integration of human resources within various organizational cultures contributes to the success of employee, management, and work teams.

Program Highlights

Practical application

Our professors practice in the business and human resources fields. They bring their real-world experiences to the classroom and teach skills that apply directly to the field of human resource management.

Diverse community

Our certification offers a practical background in human resource management. Your cohort will include executives in for-profit and nonprofit organizations who bring their life experiences to the classroom to enhance class discussions.

Earn credits toward a degree

You can apply credits from the human resource management certification to our business management, organizational leadership, and other programs in the College of Adult & Professional Studies.


We know many of our students work full time, have families, and are involved in their communities while in school. Our classes generally meet one evening a week, making it easier for you to work on assignments when it best fits your schedule.


The Human Resource Management Certificate will give you an overview of the human resources profession and prepare you for a variety of HR-related positions in for-profit and nonprofit organizations.


Learn how to:

  • Recruit and develop an effective and diverse workforce
  • Perform HR tasks such as job costing, compensation planning, writing effective job descriptions, job pricing, and designing pay-for-performance systems
  • Examine key state and federal laws related to compensation, benefits, and other human resource areas
  • Collaborate with management to identify and implement business solutions
  • Evaluate human resource issues through a Christian or personal worldview


Our graduates are ready to serve as:

  • Human resources generalist
  • Human resources manager
  • Employment and placement manager
  • Recruitment specialist
  • Employment interviewer
  • Human resources consultant
  • Compensation, benefits, and job analysis specialist
  • Training and development manager and specialist
  • Labor relations manager
  • Mediator or arbitrator
  • Human resources information system specialist
  • Total rewards specialist

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