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HR Operations

Learn to recruit, develop, and retain talented employees. In this certificate program, you’ll learn to fulfill human resource needs by using a variety of models and tools such as descriptive and predictive analysis, hiring assessment, and compensation review. Consider local, national, and global implications while determining how to ethically develop and retain employees.

Earn a graduate degree and certificate at the same time.

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
June 17

Term Length
10 Weeks

4 Course Certificate
Tuition

$13,344

6 Course Certificate
Tuition

$20,016

Format
Evening or Online

Admission
No GRE or GMAT

Duration
As few as 6 months

Duration
As few as 12 months

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U.S. News & World Report Rankings

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University College is committed to educational access, and given the difficult circumstances currently impacting millions of people, we are waiving application fees.

Skills You’ll Learn

Evaluate the essential principles for developing, using, and retaining human resources

Recruit, plan for succession, and model competency

Use predictive analytics and modeling

Specialized Graduate Certificate in HR Operations requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses).

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Concentration Courses
Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

HRA 4240 Human Resources Technology Solutions
HRA 4250 Integrated Talent Management
HRA 4260
HR Analytics and Research
HRA 4270 Value and Impact of HR Interventions

Graduate Certificate in HR Operations requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).

4
Concentration Courses
 
 
2
Elective Courses
 
Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

HRA 4240 Human Resources Technology Solutions
HRA 4250 Integrated Talent Management
HRA 4260
HR Analytics and Research
HRA 4270 Value and Impact of HR Interventions
Elective Courses

Popular electives for students in the Strategic Human Resources program include:

HRA 4160 Human Resources in a Global Economy
HRA 4170 The Inclusive Organization
HRA 4180 Organizational Politics and the HR Professional
HRA 4500 Organizational Leadership, Team Effectiveness, and Communications
HRA 4510 Organizational Lifecycles and HR Implications
HRA 4520 HR Change Management
ICT 4700 AI Concepts, Capabilities, and Tools
ICT 4705 AI Ethics, Policy, & Governance

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Strategic Human Resources program. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

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Sample Schedule

Plan your schedule to complete your graduate certificate. Finish quickly in just six months or take up to two years (four course certificate) or three years for a six-course certificate.

Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
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6-Course Certificate Classes 3 3 0 0
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
4-Course Certificate Classes 1 1 2 0
6-Course Certificate Classes 2 2 2 0
Year 1 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
4-Course Certificate Classes 1 1 1 1
6-Course Certificate Classes 1 2 2 1

Interested in a master’s degree?

Explore our Master of Science in Strategic Human Resources with a concentration in HR Operations.

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Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of HR Operations

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, HR professionals can expect to see a job growth of 9% over the next decade. A shortage of HR professionals with foundational competencies and knowledge is expected, with other critical skills gaps in problem-solving, work ethic, written communications, and leadership.

Solution-oriented HR professionals will be in high demand as optimizing the workforce within an organization and redesigning training and development are likely.


Job Titles

HR Operations Manager
Human Resources Specialist
HR Operations Analyst
HR Operations Director
Business Analyst
HR Generalist
HR Operations Administrator
 

 

 

 

Human Resources Manager Salary​: National Average

$110,120

(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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Strategic Human Resources

“I recently passed my SHRM-CP with very little time in the field. I feel like my first instincts are good because the foundation was laid with my education.” —Shannon Harbison, graduate.

Flexible Online Classes

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We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Accreditation & Associations

 

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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

 

Society for Human Resource Management

The MS in Strategic Human Resources offered through University College is formally acknowledged by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as being aligned with its HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates through September 2023. As a university with a master's degree program aligned to SHRM's curriculum guidelines, students are eligible to apply for the SHRM-CP exam provided they meet SHRM's student eligibility requirements.

Human Resource Certification Institute

The University of Denver University College is an Approved Provider with the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). Each course in the Strategic Human Resource curriculum is approved for 48 recertification hours of General, Strategic, or International credit with HRCI. Upon successful completion of the course, human resource professionals may apply the credit earned towards their Professional in Human Resources (PHR), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), or Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) certification. Looking for HRCI certification prep for PHR, SPHR, and aPHR? See offerings through the Center for Professional Development.

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