The Advanced Certificate in Human Resources Management provides a range of courses in the major responsibilities and challenges of human resources to prepare students to work effectively in the field. The certificate is available as a fully online certificate.

This program is offered either mostly or fully online.  Students entering the U.S. on an F-1 or J-1 Visa must enroll in a program full time.  F-1 students are only permitted to enroll in one online course per semester and J-1 students may only enroll in non-credit online courses that do not count toward their degree program.  The School of Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS) cannot guarantee face-to-face enrollment options each semester of full time enrollment, therefore cannot issue an I-20 or DS 2019 to F-1 and J-1 students for this program.  If you are an F-1 or J-1 student and wish to enroll in a CAPS program while here on a Visa, please contact our recruitment team to discuss your options for face-to-face program enrollment.  F-1 and J-1 students should not enroll in online courses or programs without first consulting the university’s Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS).


Units of Required Courses


Units of Elective Requirements

Required Courses – 9 units

  • Organizational Behavior and Management (U87 520) 
  • Strategy Formation and Organizational Effectiveness (U87 559)
  • Legal Aspects of Human Resources Management (U87 571)

Elective Requirements – 6 units

Students choose from among the following:

  • Human Resources Management (U87 531)
  • Compensation Management (U87 543)
  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace (U87 544)
  • HR Metrics (U87 558)
  • Building High Performance, Team-Based Organizations (U87 565)

Application Requirements

Non-Degree Study Option

Qualified students with WashU – School of Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS) authorization may take up to six units of Clinical Research Management graduate-level course work on a non-degree basis. To do so, please email

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