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Learning FormatOnline Self-Paced with a Personal Learning Coach
Start DateWithin 1 week of registration
Average DurationApprox. 3 months
Average Hours In The Program105
Average Hours Per Week7-9 hours
Credit Or Non-creditNon-credit

This program is designed for individual learners – it can also be customized for group delivery in your organization. Contact a learning consultant for more information.

Today’s human resources professional faces a number of challenging issues. The ability to effectively deal with these issues and partner with other business units is vital to the success of the organization. The online Professional Certificate in Human Resources Management provides you with comprehensive overview of the key strategic and operational aspects of Human Resources. This includes the contemporary issues surrounding the role of HR as a strategic business partner with management and leadership.

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Human Resources Director
  • Senior Human Resources Business Partner
  • Talent Acquisition Director
  • Talent and Development Director

The Opportunity

As competition for talent tightens, and organizations increasingly accept the need for Strategic HR Management, your choice of this offshoring-resistant career path looks better and better. The outlook for a typical career path chosen by people taking this certificate, Manager, HR is bright: the US BLS, The 2020 median pay for experienced HR Managers was $121K, with a solid 9% growth projection to 2030.

Program Benefits

This certificate will position you to advance your career in the direction of senior management as a strategic Human Resources professional. Building upon the hands-on experience you will gain with practical assignments and a real-world project, with the guidance of your Rutgers Personal Learning Coach, you will have the confidence and knowledge to make significant contributions to this critical, strategic function at your current employer or prospective employers – whether you are transitioning from another management role into HR or looking to “turbo-boost” your HR career.

With the guidance of your Rutgers Personal Learning Coach, you will have the confidence and knowledge to make significant contributions to this critical, strategic function at your current employer or prospective employer.


What You Will Learn

The main goal of this certificate is to enable you to develop skills and competencies that employers are looking for when adding strategic leaders to their management team, including:

  • Business Management
  • Transformational HRM
  • Talent Planning and Acquisition
  • Learning and Development
  • Total Rewards
  • Employee & Labor Relations, Employee Engagement
  • Leading the HR Organization

Given the busy schedules of professionals and rising executives, Rutgers has developed a powerful hybrid learning model that combines the flexible delivery of self-paced, online learning with that of a seasoned professional – a Personal Learning Coach – who serves as a learning and career guidant to mentor you through successful completion of your program and set you up for success to achieve your career aspirations.

Individualized support by industry experts: To assure your learning supports where you are and where you want to go in your career, our personalized delivery model teams you up with a learning coach who will meet with you virtually during the course of your study. In your initial meeting, you will discuss your career objectives with your personal learning coach. Over additional scheduled one-on-one virtual meetings they will discuss your questions, homework assignments, and connect your learning to your job and career to make sure you get the most from the material presented and maintain your focus on the learning goals you have set for yourself.

Project Based: You will apply the concepts you learn in a project that you can draw upon as you interview for your new role. Because the project simulates actual work duties of professionals in this field, the project offers you an opportunity to showcase the skills and competencies that employers are looking for in hiring and promoting professionals in their organizations.

Flexibility: Learn on the days of the week and times of day that fit your schedule: E-Learning is available virtually 24/7/365.

Who Should Attend

Ideal candidates for this program include HR professionals seeking to advance their career into senior HR leadership; managers and leaders with experience in other disciplines, seeking to transition to a strategic position in HR management and leadership.

This program has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Labor for workforce training grants. Funding may be available for those receiving unemployment benefits. Contact us for more information at or by completing the Request for Information.

Why Rutgers

Earn a credential to put on your resume that showcases your skills to support career success from a trusted public institution serving the people, businesses, and government agencies in the state of New Jersey for over 250 years.

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