Human Resources Management

Study industry trends and learn human resources core competencies to begin or advance your HR career. Available formats: Online | In-Person

This program is perfect for...

  • Individuals interested in human resources management
  • Human resources specialists seeking career advancement
  • Professionals looking to expand their career opportunities
  • Professionals exploring transitioning into human resources positions

What you can learn.

  • Explore the fundamentals of human resources management
  • Design and administer compensation and benefit packages
  • Learn how to structure a human resources department and recruit talent
  • Study employee relations and the legal aspects of human resources management

Pursue your HR career goals.

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Whether you are completely new to the field or have some employee relations experience, the Human Resources Management Certificate program will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to establish and advance your career in the field. This 36-unit certificate program offers a current, comprehensive and practical grounding in the major areas required of a human resources professional. Our courses are conveniently scheduled and offer skills that can be applied immediately along with guidance from instructors who are well-respected experts and practitioners in the field.

We offer ongoing certificate advisory services to help students plan their course of study based on their needs and schedules. Additionally, students can take advantage of career development opportunities through internships and professional association affiliations.

Format: Online and In-Person. Can be completed 100% online.

Expect more from your education.

Learn from Industry Leaders

A seasoned Human Resources consultant with experience working in both public and private sectors, from Nestlé to Blue Cross to Los Angeles County.

Daniel Van Bogaert
UCLA Approved

Our course curriculum is developed in cooperation with the UCLA Anderson School of Management

The Anderson School of Management is consistently ranked among the top tier business school programs in the country, based on rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, Businessweek.

It is my firm belief that our program is top-notch because of a wonderful combination of two ingredients. The first is the passion our instructors display for teaching; the second is the excellent quality of the students who enroll in our courses.

Dr. Donald B. Burnell
Human Resources Management Instructor


Click below to view the required and elective courses, if applicable, for this program.

Required Courses
MGMT X 450
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 450.03
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 450.2
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 450.31
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 450.32
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 450.34
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 482.201
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT 859.50
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Students must complete 8 units of elective coursework.
MGMT X 450.35
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 450.36
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 450.50
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 450.65
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring
MGMT X 469.15
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 482.202
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
MGMT X 482.203
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MGMT X 490.8
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MGMT X 491.11
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
MGMT X 497.613
Typically Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

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Drop-In Advising Hour
This informal Zoom session is a platform for current and new program students to connect and ask questions to program staff. Drop in for 10 minutes or stay for the hour. Have questions about the certificate or courses, bring them with you!

Every first and third Wednesday of the month, 11am-12pm PT.

Email bamcertificate@uclaextension.edu for the meeting link.

Estimated Cost Breakdown

All courses in this program are paid for individually, unless otherwise noted. An application form is required to establish candidacy in this program. From the 'Apply Now' button, complete the online application and pay the application fee if applicable.

Application & Candidacy Fee


Estimated Program Tuition


Estimated program textbook/materials


*The Application & Candidacy Fee establishes your candidacy in the program for a period of time covering normal progress toward completion and may allow you to access a variety of program benefits.

**Federal Financial Aid Gainful Employment Disclosures

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for any financial aid eligible program that, “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. This information includes program costs; occupations that the program prepares students to enter; occupational profiles; on time completion rate; and for the most recent award year: the number of students who have completed the program, the number of students who complete the program within the estimated duration, the job placement rate, and the median Title IV and private loan debt incurred by those who complete the program. For gainful employment information for this program, visit our Financial Aid page.

An internship in human resources management can provide you with practical experience in a variety of human resource job functions. Certificate students must complete a minimum of 20 units of program curriculum (typically 5 courses), with a GPA of 3.0 or better, before enrolling in the internship.

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