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Human Resource Management

Lead the HR Department in Best Practices

Our online HR course offerings can help you build a solid foundation in HR management skills and then advance to solving complex issues and qualifying for the Society for Human Resources Management's (SHRM) certification.

Offered in partnership with SHRM, our courses cover real-life HR issues including employment law, selecting qualified employees, compensation, the employee performance process, and much more. You will also learn key information to keep you on track with compliance issues.

George Mason University is an official SHRM Education Partner, giving us the ability to build our course on the SHRM Learning System — you’ll have access to the most up-to-date knowledge and exam preparation tools available.

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Prepare for In Demand Industry Certifications

Let your employer know you're qualified to lead the way in HR management using best practices that result in better business outcomes. Successfully completing the SHRM Certification Prep Immersive prepares you to earn one of the new standards in human resources certification from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) — SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™).

Becoming SHRM Certified:

  • Gives you one singular Body of Applied Skills and Knowledge™ (SHRM BASK™) that’s designed to elevate the HR profession throughout the world.
  • Tests your competencies as you use critical thinking to put your knowledge to work.
  • Demonstrates that you’re a technical expert and can drive business results because you have mastered the application of HR technical and behavioral competencies.  
  • Gives you the competencies and knowledge you’ll need to effectively perform your job and achieve career success, now and in the future.

Explore Human Resources Courses

Based on your current knowledge and experience, select the online HR course or immersive that will take your learning to the next level so you can understand how to maintain and improve the morale, trust, and integrity of your fellow colleagues.

Choose Your Level of Learning

George Mason offers many ways to learn new skill sets that enhance your current role and help you step into new career opportunities. 

  • Individual courses focus on a specific set of skills or industry knowledge and can vary widely in terms of contact hours. You can spend a week completing a course, or more than a year.  
  • Immersive courses typically take a minimum of 25 contact hours to complete but can take as many as 60. When you complete an immersive course, you'll receive a digital badge that easily verifies a set of skills you achieved to future employers.

Digital Badges

Mason awards a digital badge for a select group of in-demand micro-credentials. A URL is attached to the badge that verifies your skill sets so you can easily display them to current and future employers. 

Human Resource Management badge

The Human Resource Management Badge will be awarded after you successfully complete the SHRM Certification Prep Immersive.

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Strengthen Your Career Opportunities

As HR managers are asked to take on a greater role in contributing to the bottom line, the growth and salaries for qualified employees are rising. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, 

  • HR Specialists earn a median salary of $63,490 and can expect 10% growth through 2030. The top 10% earn a median salary of $109,350.
  • HR Managers earn a median salary of $121,220 and can expect 9% growth through 2030. The top 10% earn a median salary of $208,000.
  • Compensation and Benefits Managers earn a median salary of $125,130 and can expect 4% growth through 2030. The top 10% earn a median salary of $208,000.

Corporate Training in Human Resources

As the largest public research university in Virginia, we keep our finger on the pulse of skills gaps across industries. We're ready to help you attract and retain top talent with continuing education opportunities customized specifically for your organization. See how we can help you upskill your staff quickly.

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