The Certificate in Management of Human Resources (CMHR) equips candidates with specialized skills to work with the most important resource at an organization-people. Students develop a practical knowledge base in the following areas: interviewing and staff selection; training design and implementation; team-building; employee relations and conflict resolution; management of a diverse work force; performance appraisal and management; compensation design and administration; employee benefits; legal and regulatory practices; personnel policies and programs; labor and union relations; and health and safety.
The CMHR is offered jointly by Business, Communication, and Psychology. In size and scope, the certificate is between a minor and a major. This interdisciplinary format requires the completion of a 16-credit prerequisite series, a 28-credit core, and 4 elective credits chosen from one of the three joint disciplines.
To pursue this certificate, students must be in one of the following categories: a) current SOU students who are meeting the requirements for the BA or BS degree, b) students who already have a BA or BS degree (post-baccalaureate), or c) students who have completed approximately two years of college coursework or have at least three years of significant professional work experience and meet the prerequisites for admission to certificate program. To be awarded this certificate, students must complete the course requirements listed below.
Each student has a CMHR advisor who facilitates an individual plan of study and success in the certificate program. All courses taken for the certificate must be completed with a grade of C- or better. A minimum GPA of 2.5 must be maintained in all courses taken for the certificate. Students must complete 20 of the final credits of the certificate at SOU. This certificate program is open to undergraduates, graduates, and post-baccalaureate students.
See the SOU School of Business Brochure for this Certificate.