Certificate in Human Resource Management

The field of human resources (HR) has experienced a renaissance in the past 20 years. Models of hiring, tracking, and compensating employees have been supplanted by a new focus on talent management, professional development, and total rewards. To that end, what used to be considered a supporting function has evolved to become an essential and strategic one. Attracting and retaining talented professionals is now understood to be a key indicator of an organization's success, whether it is a small nonprofit or a large, global corporation.

The Certificate in Human Resource Management at Le Moyne College is designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of both individuals working within the field and those aspiring to do so. It prepares students to become both qualitative and quantitative thinkers who understand that the single most important investment a company makes is in its people, and who are able to maximize the performance and effectiveness of the individuals within their organization.

The field of human resources is growing rapidly. Small businesses require HR generalists who handle everything from recruitment to release. In larger organizations, the opportunities in the field diversify as specialists work in areas such as compensation and benefits, recruitment, human resource information systems, training and development, and employee engagement and retention. The Certificate in Human Resource Management at Le Moyne College provides students with the tools necessary to meet these opportunities, and to craft meaningful, rewarding professional lives.


Professionals involved in:

 -Human Resources

 -Management and Supervision

 -Organizational Learning

 -Recruitment and Staffing

 -Organizational Change



Day and evening courses are offered in classroom and hybrid (a combination of face-to-face and online) formats.

Current per-credit rates apply for tuition.

An associate degree or equivalent college course work is required for acceptance into this certificate program.

Credits earned in the program can be applied toward a Bachelor’s Degree at Le Moyne College.


The courses (required courses):

HRM 301 Human Resource Management 
HRM 404 Management: Performance and Talent Retention 
MGT 301 Introduction to Organization and Management 

One of the following electives:

HRM 403 Total Rewards: Compensation and Benefits
HRM 471 Organizational Learning
HRM 454 Effective Supervision
MGT 451 Group Skills and Team Leadership
MGT 452 Organizational Development
MGT 457 Managing Multicultural Connections


For current HRM Certificate students, please note that the above courses have changed from prior offerings.



Download a program brochure and application form (pdf)