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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.

People are the principal resource in any organization. The skill with which an organization develops, allocates, and supervises its human resources governs its success or failure.

The IU Online Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management provides a thorough explanation of the role of the human resource manager in helping individuals, workgroups, 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 in other disciplines. The curriculum in this program helps you prepare for the Professional in HR (PHR) Certificate Exam and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Assurance of Learning Exam.

As a student in this program, you take courses in human resource management, occupational safety and health, personnel 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:

  • Human resource manager 
  • Corporate recruiter 
  • Employment coordinator 
  • Employment specialist 
  • Personnel coordinator 
  • Technical recruiter 
  • Benefits specialist 

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 (9-15 credit hours) 


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

Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $275.17
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $825.51
Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $957.58
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $2872.74

Additional fees will apply.

What's it like to take a program online?

  • Earn a quality education

    With more than 120 online degree programs to choose from, Indiana University gives you the opportunity to receive a top-quality education when you want it, where you want it. The faculty who teach our online courses are the same exceptional faculty who teach those courses on our campuses. Whether you're looking for an undergraduate education or want to continue advancing your career with a graduate degree, IU Online’s degree program options have something for everyone.

  • Flexibility

    Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. Classes aren't tied to a certain time or day.

  • Service you expect from a leading University

    Online learners at Indiana University have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. We're committed to providing you with the quality educational experience students have come to expect and desire from Indiana University, without needing to make sacrifices to the other commitments in your life.