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Quinlan School of Business
820 N. Michigan Ave
Lewis Towers Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60611
Human Resources and Employment Relations Certificate
Learn how to recruit, select, develop, and reward employees in our Human Resources and Employment Relations certificate program, which was designed for business professionals who need to acquire foundational skills and credentials in HRER.
Upon completion of the program, students can leverage knowledge and skills to work as highly effective human resources management professionals or as managers who partner effectively with human resources departments to acquire, develop, and reward talented employees.
About the HR Certificate Program
The certificate in human resources and employment relations is a graduate-level, five-course certificate that prepares professionals to create a more just and productive work environment, ultimately providing their companies with a competitive advantage through the people they hire.
It is an excellent specialization for students who are currently pursuing a Quinlan graduate degree, professionals with a business degree, or any professional who needs to understand employment processes and the legal implications of attracting, retaining, and motivating employees. Successful certificate program students come from a variety of backgrounds and undergraduate degrees.
Courses are scheduled to enable completion of the certificate in 9 to 12 months. Sessions meet once per week for ten weeks. Courses are offered at our Water Tower Campus in Chicago (weekday evenings or Saturdays), with some courses also available online.
All courses completed in the certificate program can be applied toward a Quinlan MBA Degree or M.S in Human Resources.
Students should have three or more years of professional work experience, or have completed one HR course (graduate or undergraduate) within the last three years.
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999