Michigan State University

Graduate Certificate in HR Management & Development


426 Auditorium Road

East Lansing, MI 48824

United States

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in HR Management & Development

Format: Online

Program Description:

As companies form and expand, there is demand for HR managers and executives who can strategically manage and develop an effective workforce. Focused on leading individuals as well as meeting long-term organizational goals, MSU’s Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Development helps you connect core functions of HR, including compensation, training and development, talent management, and labor relations to overall business strategy. Gain the knowledge and skills to improve the performance and competitive position of your organization through this focused program comprised of only five courses (9 credits). All five courses are included in MSU’s Master of Science in Management, Strategy and Leadership, so the credits you earn can be applied toward a master’s degree if you decide to pursue your education further.*

The Broad College of Business graduate programs instill a roll-up-your-sleeves work ethic most top employers seek. This program combines a foundation of HR courses covering topics from compensation systems, staffing, developing learning organizations and more to help you advance in this upwardly mobile career path. This curriculum was designed by some of the top researchers in their field, including many who teach in MSU’s MBA Human Resource Management Concentration.

*Students must be accepted into the master’s program for the credits to be applied.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Fringe Rural Area

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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