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Human Resource Management

Undergraduate Certificate

This undergraduate certificate is awarded by Purdue University at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). IUPUI is administered by Indiana University.

Powered by changes in the business environment, organizations of all typesfrom start-ups to nonprofits, and local organizations to global organizationsare driving the demand for dynamic and knowledgeable human resource professionals. Organizations succeed by how skillfully they develop, allocate, and lead its most valuable asset: people.   

The IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management provides a deep dive into the human resource professionals role in helping individuals, work groups, and organizations succeed. Each course in the program focuses on practical information, and emphasizes the ways in which the vital concepts taught in the program apply to real workplace situations. This certificate is useful to students who seek careers in human resource management or leadership roles. The curriculum in this program helps you prepare for the PHR and SHRM-CP industry exams.  

As a student in this program, you take courses in human resource management, occupational safety and health, employment law, training methods, labor relations, compensation planning and management, and staff recruitment. The certificate program identifies four tracks to allow for ease of scheduling and planning, based on your unique career interests. Tracks include: Compensation and Benefits, HR Generalist, HR in Industry and Manufacturing, and Customized. Tracks are not required or identified on the HRM Certificate.

Your IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management prepares you for such careers as:

  • VP human resources 
  • HR manager
  • Training manager
  • Compensation analyst
  • HR generalist
  • HR recruiter
  • Benefits administrator
  • HR assistant

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, you must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours.  

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Human resource management core courses (9 credit hours) 
  • Elective courses (9 credit hours) 

Student Services

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  • Admissions: Personalized application support for the program that is right for you  
  • Onboarding: An interactive orientation to online learning and all things IU 
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  • Career Services: Interactive tools and coaching to accelerate your career 
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  • Technology: A full suite of software, collaboration tools, cloud storage, and training 
  • 24/7 Contact Center: Real-time chat, email, and phone support direct from IU 


To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. Admissions requirements vary.
NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states
To apply to this program:

  • Complete application for admission.  
  • Complete an essay (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours).  
  • Submit high school transcript or equivalent (applicants with fewer than 26 credit hours).  
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials.  
  • Submit official transcripts to mycredit@iupui.edu or:  

        IUPUI Office of Undergraduate Admissions 

        Cavanaugh Hall 147

        425 University Boulevard

        Indianapolis, IN 46202 

Application Deadlines
Fall Semester
May 1
Spring Semester
November 1
Summer Semester
March 15


  • OLS 36800Employment Law 3 Credits
  • OLS 38300 Human Resource Management 3 Credits
  • OLS 47900 Staffing Organizations 3 Credits
  • OLS 33100 Occupational Safety & Health 3 Credits
  • OLS 34400 Employee Benefits2 Credits
  • OLS 34800HR Analytics1 Credits
  • OLS 37500Training Methods3 Credits
  • OLS 37800Labor Relations3 Credits
  • OLS 40800Employee Relations1 Credits
  • OLS 47600Compensation Planning & Management3 Credits

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $293.16
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $879.48
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $1015.90
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $3047.70

Additional fees will apply.

-This program is eligible for financial aid at IUPUI. 

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