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They will also learn effective personnel management techniques and organizational structures. At only 15 units, it is a quick way for working professionals and students alike to gain firsthand experience in human resource management.


Please note that some courses taken as part of certificate programs will have prerequisites. These prerequisites must be satisfied (through transfer of equivalent coursework or through taking the courses at Golden Gate) before the certificate courses can be completed.

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The Undergraduate Certificate in Human Resource Management requires completion of the following 15 units. All courses must be completed at Golden Gate University with a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.00 (“C” average) or better in courses taken at Golden Gate University that are applicable to the program’s requirements. See Undergraduate Students Academic Standing Standards for more information.

Course prerequisites are indicated in the course description for each course and must be satisfied prior to enrolling in a given course. Prerequisites may be satisfied through transfer of equivalent coursework from external institutions or by taking the courses at GGU.


Required Courses — 15 units

MGT 173
Human Resource Management
MGT 174
Labor-Management Relations
MGT 175
Personnel Recruitment, Selection and Placement
MGT 176
Compensation Decision Making
MGT 177
Training Methods and Administration

One of the following may be substituted for one of the above:
MGT 140
Management Principles
MGT 197
Internship: Management
Special Topics in Management


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