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Human Resources Management and Communication Certificate

If you have great interpersonal skills and truly care about helping people succeed, a career in human resources may be the right fit for you. An organization’s success often depends on human resources professionals who are responsible for everything from conflict and diversity management to negotiating with benefits providers and planning training programs.

Monmouth University’s 18-credit Human Resources Management and Communication certificate focuses on the theories and practices of:

  • Organizational Communication
  • Human Resources & Organizational Development
  • Communication, Culture, & Community
  • Crisis & Issues Management
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Strategic Digital Communication

A variety of relevant and engaging courses supports your field work and research opportunities. Some examples include:

  • Human Resources Internship
  • Communication Ethics
  • Conflict Management and Negotiation
  • Intercultural Communication and Diversity Management
  • Leadership Communication
  • Organizational Training and Consulting

Upon completion of this certificate, you’ll be prepared to lead and execute important organizational functions like creating, directing, and managing workforce engagement strategies; developing employee programs and policies that reflect your organization’s vision and mission; resolving conflict and helping employees reach their potential through career assistance and training; and many other skills. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in faculty-led research and apply the theories you learn in class to real-world scenarios—a strength that is appealing to employers.

Nicolle Rodriguez M.A.’16

HR Management & Communication Certificate

The M.A. in Communication program was invaluable. Not only was I able to network with professionals in my field through a rewarding internship experience, but I also found my calling! The HR Management and Communication Certificate I earned enabled me to use my elective credits towards learning about topics that directly correlate with my career as an HR professional.