Human Resource Management

No team is more vital to the successful implementation of an organization’s mission than Human Resources. HR professionals are charged with recruiting and retaining the best talent, coordinating staff training and leadership development, shaping total compensation packages, and keeping the organization aligned with a multitude of organizational and regulatory requirements.  Entry-level roles in this profession enjoy pathways to dynamic and prosperous careers across virtually all industries. Live online and/or asynchronous class options available.  

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HR professionals and business leaders who would like to become more effective or advance their careers by gaining expertise in the modern principles of Human Resource Management. Learners will have the opportunity to dive deep into specific areas relevant to their professional environments through special projects, case studies, and various role-playing opportunities that emulate the many real-world challenges of our times.

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  Public UCSB Students International
Individual Courses $425 - $685 $319 - $514 --
Estimated Certificate Cost $2,835 $2,151 $10,245
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Transfer credit available!

Have you previously earned academic or professional units at another institution? You can apply for transfer credit towards this certificate!

Transfer credit available for courses in:

Management | Communication | Sociology

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Leadership and Strategy

Leadership & Strategy

Students will acquire actionable tools to better understand an organization’s competitive strategy, and enhance leadership skills with concepts from competitive business strategy and people management. Requirements:
• BUSAD X450.33 - Building and Leading High-Performance Teams
MGMNT X450 - Business Strategy and Decision Making

People Analytics

People Analytics

Students will learn to provide a practical approach to using data to solve HR challenges in organizations and demystify analytics with clear guidelines and recommendations. Requirements:
• BUSAD X450.1 - Foundations of HR Management
• BUSAD X450.37 - Technology-Enabled Human Resources
• BUSAD X450.50 - HR Analytics

Total Rewards

Total Rewards

Students will learn to examine concepts essential for effective staff recruitment, selection, and retention. They will learn to analyze everything an employee perceives to be of value in order to help to attract, motivate, and retain employees. Requirements:
• BUSAD X450.51 - Total Rewards
• BUSAD X450.41 - Managing the Talent Lifecycle


talent acquisition and development

Talent Acquisition & Development

Students will learn to apply the concepts essential for effective staff recruitment, selection, and retention. Badge holders have studied organizational employee-focused programs, policies and procedures and learned how to build healthy, supportive relationships. Requirements:
• BUSAD X450.41 - Managing the Talent Lifecycle
• BUSAD X435 - Foundations of Business Leadership
• BUSAD X482.201 - Talent Development as a Driver of Organizational Success



Employee and labor relations

Employee & Labor Relations

To earn this Digital Credential, the student has examined human resource management practice, particularly as it relates to federal and state laws and regulations. In addition, badge holders have studied and practiced skills for managing conflict through mediation. Requirements:
• BUSAD X450.40 - Legal Aspects of Employment Practice
• BUSAD X437 - Employment Mediation



inclusive workplace culture

Inclusive Workplace Culture

Students will learn to create a culture of respect, involvement, and success for all employees on equal opportunity principles. Requirements:
• BUSAD X450.38 - Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace
• BUSAD X450.33 - Building and Leading High-Performance Teams

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“After I completed the Program, I took and passed the SHRM-CP exam. I found that having completed the UCSB Program and SHRM-CP certification put me ahead of other applicants when applying for new jobs. This has made me more valuable to my organization and has helped me move beyond my Generalist role into a more specialized position.”

-Anne Spargur