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Human Resource Management Certificate

Looking to upskill and advance your career quickly and efficiently? St. Thomas Aquinas College’s advanced certificate in Human Resource Management is designed for working professionals and can be completed entirely online in one year. The program is offered quarterly in 9-week sessions, allowing students to start in September, December, March, or June and maximize their time. All certificate courses stack into our full MBA program if and when you’re ready to continue on your career advancement path. And all remaining MBA courses are offered at a discounted price for our certificate students. 

Our Human Resource Management certificate program provides a competency-based and application-oriented learning experience. Graduates will be well prepared to make informed management and policy decisions. 

Students in our program acquire the skills necessary to apply for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) certification, a credential that upholds best practices and sets industry standards in human resource management. The global SHRM certification is applicable in any industry and any country, rather than within certain boundaries.


  • 15 Credit Advanced Certificate Program
  • Fully Online
  • Complete in as few as 12 months
  • Under $10,000


  • Dana Caponong | Assistant Director, Graduate Admissions | | 845-398-4220


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Ready to Apply?

Applicants for the Business Advanced Certificates are required to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate institution and a minimum of a 2.8 grade point average, based on a 4.0 scale. 

The application process is simple:

  • Complete the free Graduate Application 
  • Submit your Official Transcript(s)
  • Submit the contact information for two professional recommenders on your application 
  • Submit your current resume

For students with an undergraduate degree outside the United States, applicants must have a transcript evaluation completed by a current member of NACES.​ St. Thomas Aquinas partners with SpanTran to help you select the right evaluation at a discounted rate. Access the application here: SpanTran Application – St. Thomas Aquinas College.  TOEFL Scores may be required for some international applicants.