Graduate Certificate in Human Resources and Organizational Communication

The Graduate Certificate (GC) in Human Resources and Organizational Communication is an 18 credit hour program designed to equip students with specialized knowledge of human behavior in the workplace and in the application of effective interpersonal communication practices to human resource functions. Students will learn how social psychological concepts influence employee behavior and will gain a greater understanding of how human resource management and applied communication contributes to the strategic success of an organization.

Required (9 hours):

  • MGMT 7341 Strategic Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 7345 Employment Law for Managers
  • MGMT 7310 Management of Human Capital

Elective (9 hours):

  • ACOM 5312 Intercultural Communication
  • ACOM 5357 Communication & Managing Differences
  • ACOM 7323 Conflict Analysis & Intervention
  • ACOM 7324 Negotiation
  • ACOM 7350 Effective Crisis Communication
  • ACOM 7352 Organizational Communication Training
  • BINS 7308 Advanced Business Communication
  • MGMT 7312 Team Development
  • MGMT 7340 Collective Bargaining

Admission Requirements:

Have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 (4.0 scale), a 3.0 in the last 60 hours, or a 3.2 in the last 30 hours. 

For more information, contact Dr. Casey Rockwell in the School of Business at or 501-916-6778.