New York University

School of Professional Studies

Graduate Certificate in Benefits and Compensation


70 Washington Square South

New York City, NY 10012

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Benefits and Compensation

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Graduate Certificate in Benefits and Compensation prepares HR professionals to have a considerable impact on an organization's effectiveness by developing and retaining talent, formulating performance management systems, and designing competitive compensation plans. Seven new courses created specially for this certificate include critical topics such as retirement plans, variable pay, and executive compensation.

This 18-credit program is comprised of two required courses, followed by four elective courses from the M.S. in Human Resources Management and Development program. The curriculum is completely aligned with the competency model endorsed by WorldatWork (WAW), which is the certifying body for: the Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), the Certified Benefits Professional (CBP), the Global Remuneration Professional (GRP), the Work-Life Certified Professional (WLCP), the Certified Sales Compensation Professional (CSCP) and the Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP).

The program can be completed fully online, or in a traditional classroom setting, or by blending a combination of the two formats. Individuals who have earned this certificate can apply credits towards completion of the M.S. in Human Resources Management and Development.


New York University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

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