2020-2021 Catalog

Human Resources, Graduate-Certificate

The human resource graduate certificate at City University of Seattle prepares students to effectively plan, direct and lead administrative operations. Human capital is invaluable for business success. Strategic human resource management is a proactive approach for developing talent. It aims to achieve long-term business objectives and meet organizational challenges. Strategic human resource management emphasizes the fostering of a positive and efficient company culture that embraces innovation and strives to achieve a competitive edge. During this certificate, students will acquire an in-depth understanding of the strategic human resource management process, and how these practices support the overall vision of an organization. HR students examine the strategic application of research and quantitative methods to inform and advise business decisions. The curriculum is aligned with the standards and core competencies outlined by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Strategic human resource management is widely recognized by corporations and public agencies as being integral for long-term achievements. City University of Seattle HR students will have an in-depth understanding of how to align the responsibilities of human resources with departmental and organizational objectives.

City University of Seattle's graduate admission requirements, found under Admissions in the catalog menu, apply to this program. 

Total Required Credits (12 Credits)

Required Courses

HR 551Human Capital Strategy Management


HR 553Management of People


HR 555Workplace Management and Human Resources


HR 557Organization and the Human Resource Function