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CATALOG • 2009-2010

Human Resources Management – Certificate

For information, contact Gaetan T. Giannini, MBA

Program goals

Upon complete of this program, students will be able to:
• Evaluate market, legal and social conditions that may affect the organization
• Demonstrate a working knowledge of how employee compensation and benefits influence an organization
• Understand how management decisions affect the recruitment, selection, and retention of employees
•Interpret and describe individual and group behavior characteristics as they affect organizations
• Execute various practices and procedures associated with human resource management
• Make use of political, legal, and economic tools to help make decisions within the field of human resource management


This certificate is tailored to meet the needs of those who require a broad understanding of the expanding area of human resource management in public or private organizations. This certificate is intended for those who wish to pursue professional opportunities within human resource management or to make a career change into the human resources area. Students must complete 60% of the course work for this certificate at Cedar Crest College. Students who choose this certificate cannot use its elective courses to satisfy requirements for credentials earned elsewhere in the Department of Business, Management, and Economics.

Requirements for the Human Resources Certificate

BUA 110 Principles of Management 3 credits
BUA 220 Human Resource Management 3 credits
BUA 300 Writing for Management 3 credits
BUA 329 Organizational Behavior 3 credits

Plus choose four from the following courses:
BUA 239 Employment Law 3 credits
BUA 320 Attracting, Selecting, and Retaining Talent 3 credits
BUA 325 Compensation Management 3 credits
BUA 328 Power, Influence, and Negotiation 3 credits
BUA 350 Leadership 3 credits
ECO 302 Labor Economics 3 credits
PSY 230 Team Building and Group Dynamics 3 credits