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Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Human Resource Management Certificate

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Purpose

People are an organization's principle resource. How skillfully an organization develops, allocates, and leads its human resources governs its success or failure. This certificate provides a thorough explanation of the human resource professional's role in helping individuals, work groups. and organizations succeed. Whether you manage employees, work in HR, or aspire to, you can hone HR skills that impact the strategic direction of your company and career with this academic certificate. In addition, this curriculum is aligned with and will help you prepare for the Professional in HR (PHR) Certificate Exam and the SHRM Assurance of Learning Exam, should you decide to pursue either of these on your own.

Admission

Candidates for this Certificate are required to be formally admitted by the IUPUI Office of Admissions, but are not required to be a student in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology. First-year college students with no previous experience at an accredited college or university should visit University College for information regarding the admission process and check an application status. Transfer and continuing education students must contact HRM Certificate advisor, Chris Krull, at ckrull@iupui.edu to discuss credit which may be given for comparable upper level courses taken at other accredited colleges and universities or earned through employment or military experience. Be prepared to provide copies of transcripts from previous institutes attended, including titles of all coursework where a grade of a “C” or higher was earned. For more information regarding admissions, visit their website here.

Curriculum

To earn the Human Resource Management Certificate through Organizational Leadership, students must successfully complete 18 credit hours of HR coursework with a grade of "C" or higher in all classes and submit an Application for Graduation prior to enrollment in their final semester in the program. There are no prerequesites required for students earning this Certificate; however, prior completion of ENG-W131 (English Composition) and COMM-R110 (Speech or Rhetoric) is highly suggested. 

All students must successfully complete all of the following courses:   

Course Number Course Description Credits
OLS 36800 Employment Law 3
OLS 38300 Human Resource Management  3
OLS 47900 Staffing Organizations 3


General certificate elective courses:

Course Number Course Description Credits
OLS 33100 Occupational Safety & Health  3
OLS 34400 Employee Benefits 2
OLS 34800 HR Analytics 1
OLS 37500 Training Methods 3
OLS 37800 Labor Relations 3
OLS 40800 Employee Relations 1
OLS 47600 Compensation Planning & Management  3

HRM Certificate Tracks

Career tracks have been identified for students to allow for ease of scheduling and planning based on students' career interests. Tracks are not required or identified on the HRM Certificate.

Compensation and Benefits Track

Students will complete the three required courses and choose 9 credit hours from the following: 

Course Number Course Description Credits
OLS 47600 Compensation Planning - required for this track 3
OLS 34400 Employee Benefits 2
OLS 34800 HR Analytics 1
OLS 37500 Training Methods 3
OLS 40800 Employee Relations 1


HR Generalist Track

Students will complete the three required courses and choose 9 credit hours from the following: 

Course Number Course Description Credits
OLS 34800 HR Analytics 1
OLS 37500 Training Methods 3
OLS 37800 Labor Relations 3
OLS 40800 Employee Relations 1
OLS 47600 Compensation Planning & Management  3


HR in Industry and Manufacturing

Students will complete the three required courses and choose 9 credit hours from the following: 

Course Number Course Description Credits
OLS 33100 Occupational Safety & Health  3
OLS 34400 Employee Benefits 2
OLS 34800 HR Analytics 1
OLS 37500 Training Methods 3
OLS 37800 Labor Relations 3
OLS 47600 Compensation Planning & Management  3


Or Create Your Customized Track 

Students will complete the three required courses and complete 9 credit hours from the list of general certificate electives.

Department of Technology Leadership and Communication

799 West Michigan Street, Room ET 331
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-5160
Phone: (317) 278-1313   tlcgroup@iupui.edu
engr.iupui.edu/departments/tlc/