IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

Human Resource Management Certificate

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Although all resources are essential for success, people are an organization's principal resource. How skillfully an organization develops, allocates, and supervises its human resource 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.  This Certificate is useful to students who seek careers in human resource management or in other disciplines. 

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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 OLS advisor, Elizabeth Wager, at 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.


To earn the Human Resource Management Certificate through OLS, 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.  OLS 38300 is required for all students; an additional 15 credit hours may be chosen from the list below. There are no prerequisites required for students earning this Certificate; however, prior completion of ENG W-131(English Composition) and COMM–R 110 (Speech or Rhetoric) is highly suggested. 

All students must successfully complete all of the following courses:                         

Course        Title 
Credit  Hours

OLS 38300 Human Resources Management                


And select and complete 15.0 additional credit hours (5 courses) from the list below:

OLS 33100 Occupational Safety and Health


OLS 36800 Personnel Law                                      


OLS 37500 Training Methods


OLS 37800 Labor Relations


OLS 47600 Compensation Planning and Management            


OLS 47900 Staffing Organizations                                            


Total Hours: 18.0

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