Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS-HRM) Human Resource Management
This business-based and practitioner-oriented advanced certificate program is designed to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to lead the human resource management (HRM) function in a wide variety of industries. By offering a thorough education in core HRM disciplines with a focus on HRM as a strategic business function, it is intended to enhance existing HRM proficiencies and provide students with the ability to develop corporate-level HRM strategies.
The program content aligns with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)® HRM competency model, which is universally recognized as the highest professional standard for the practice of human resources. Participants completing this program may have the added benefits of being better prepared for the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification exams.
This Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Human Resource Management program is intended for business professionals with three to five years of progressive management experience and a graduate degree. Its curriculum is appropriate for those who want to shift their career path into human resources or require advanced skills to move into higher-level HRM management positions. It is also suitable for those seeking to become HRM consultants and/or HRM educators.
Online CAGS-HRM Benefits
- Progressive programs led by experienced business professionals and distinguished professors.
- Real-world experience defining and implementing business models.
- Small class sizes and a 100% online curriculum with opportunities for interactive learning.
- Educational experiences that touch upon a range of industries.
A Career With Impact
This advanced certificate program is designed to equip graduates to:
- Evaluate HRM practices from the perspective of a change agent, business partner and executive-level manager.
- Partner with business units to create and implement HRM strategies that lead to competitive advantages.
- Examine and apply the sophisticated HRM management tools necessary for businesses to survive in the Knowledge Age.
- Demonstrate competencies in functional aspects of HRM operations.
Purpose: Strategic Leadership and Management is the first or second course MBA students take in the NECB MBA program. Drawing mainly from the fields of Psychology, Business, and Management, this course is designed to expose students to foundational theories, conceptual frameworks, methodologies, and business strategies they will use throughout the MBA program. Based on the premise that leadership and management skills can be learned, students will examine learning theory as a means of becoming more aware of their own leadership learning styles, as well as applying learning models to improve leadership and management skills in others. Students will identify and apply strategic models to analyze business problems, formulate strategic solutions, and make sound decisions.
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Purpose: This course compares where HRM is now and where it needs to be in the future based upon needed strategic competencies, identified in the SHRM® HRM competency model. The focus of the course is to address ways in which HRM can provide services that help the organization meet business objectives. Students will assess the state of an HRM department as a major contributor to successful operational problem-solving and decision- making.
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Purpose: The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop skills needed to lead and/or facilitate complex organizational change. Students will explore the role that HRM can play as the organizational steward and change agent by evaluating the ethical and organizational culture implications of human resources management decisions. Areas of focus include stakeholder analysis, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, and ethical reasoning models.
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Purpose: This course is an exploration of the process of creating a total rewards approach to compensation and benefits, from design, to communication, implementation and operation of a total rewards program, including organizational compatibility. Topics also include compensation and benefit fundamentals, job analysis, linking pay to performance, employee motivation, and performance appraisal.
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Purpose: This course focuses on the strategies and tools that human resource professionals use to create organizational excellence, by identifying high quality talent, creation of technological strategies to recruit high quality talent and employing valid selection measures for hiring and other decisions.
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Purpose: In this course, students consider the connections between employment issues and product markets, labor markets, and business strategies. The focus is on the effect of the constantly changing relationship between employers and their workers. Topics discussed include the complex structural, behavioral, and legal environment of management-employee relations with attention both to working with labor unions and to employee relations in settings in which workers are not collectively represented.
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Purpose: This course covers the theories and techniques of training and development from strategic and operational perspectives, focusing on the development of systems that will provide highest levels of both personal and professional development and growth within the organization. The role of training in the workplace and adult learning models are investigated. Best practices in retention strategies, succession planning and utilization of technological systems to support these functions within human resources planning will be examined.
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Purpose: The focus of this course is to develop the student's understanding of how the overall effectiveness of organizations is defined and determined, and in turn, how the HRM function can develop strategic metrics that be used to ensure HR is providing a sustainable, substantive contribution to organizational effectiveness. Students will evaluate and apply the concept of the Value Chain to business overall, drilling down to HRM practices. Students will gain experience in framing questions, developing measures, designing surveys and other inquiries, collecting and analyzing data, and interpreting results related to evaluation of HRM programs.
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Purpose: This course covers major cultural differences in values and attitudes which may affect international HRM effectiveness, global staffing, international compensation, employee relations, labor law. Students will explore the challenges posed by rapid globalization of business, understand and analyze human resource issues for making effective decisions in the contemporary business environment.
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Purpose: This course is the culmination of the student's academic and professional experience, whereby students will integrate the course work they have completed in Global Human Resources Management, HRM Metrics, Total Rewards, Employee & Labor Relations, etc. Students will identify and analyze specific, real-world organizational challenges; ultimately developing a strategic HRM plan based focusing on strategic problem resolution and effective implementation.
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Each course listed is 3 credits. A total of 30 credits is needed to complete the program. Please see the website or most current Academic Catalog and Student Handbook for prerequisite information. Program information may not complete and is subject to change.
We accept admission applications for our Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Human Resources Management (CAGS-HRM) program throughout the year. Evaluation of each candidate's application is based on the following:
- Application for Admission
- Payment of $75 application fee (one-time, non-refundable)
- Graduate Degree in Business Administration, Management, Organizational Learning, Leadership, Industrial Psychology, or related from a regionally accredited college with a 3.0 GPA or higher or foreign credential equivalent established by a third party evaluation agency
- Official copies of all college/university-level transcripts (undergraduate and graduate) along with program and course descriptions if student is seeking to transfer credit
- Essay (approximately one-two pages) describing how the CAGS-HRM will help you to achieve your long- and short-term personal and professional goals
- Current resume, reflecting 3-5 years of progressive management experience
- Student Financial Agreement or financial loan documentation if student is seeking alternative funding
- Interview, via phone or in person, with program chair or member of academic affairs
Prerequisites: Students entering the program with a graduate degree in a non-business related field or insufficient coursework in business may be required to take up to 3 undergraduate credits, as prerequisites, in organizational behavior or business management. These business courses must be completed prior to acceptance into the CAGS-HRM program.
Foreign language students: a score of 550 or better must be achieved on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam, or demonstrate proficiency in English as established through SAT or the ACT tests, or other methods documenting the student's fluency in English.
To learn more about NECB's admission requirements and financial aid opportunities or to request program specifics, call 1-800-997-1673 or apply online today.
Consumer Information for
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study - Human Resource Management (Post-Graduate)
In an effort to keep our students and prospective students informed, the following consumer information is provided as required by federal regulations.
This program of study is designed to prepare students for the types of occupations listed below. The occupations listed are based on federal government information and represent the types of positions for which the program generally prepares graduates. The College makes no representation or warranty that its graduates have obtained these positions or that any future graduates will obtain these positions.
|Compensation and Benefits Managers||11-3111.00|
|Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists||13-1141.00|
|Human Resources Managers||11-3121.00|
|Human Resources Specialists||13-1071.00|
|Training and Development Specialists||13-1151.00|
The information below is based on current and historical data and does not constitute a promise or guarantee of future performance. There are many factors that will change the cost of a program, the time to complete the program, or the amount of debt that an individual may incur in order to complete the program, including transfer credits, eligibility for grants or scholarships, the decision whether to attend on a full- or part-time basis, course failures, and non-continuous attendance. The following represents general program information that may vary for individual students based on their circumstances and campus locations. The College reserves the right to adjust tuition and fees and to add or delete programs of study at any time, in accordance with applicable statutes and regulations.
|Q:||What is the reported completion time for this program, assuming continuous, full-time enrollment?
|A:||This program is designed to take 50 weeks to complete.
The length of the program will vary based on individual circumstances such as choosing to attend less than full time, failing or retaking a course or courses, changing programs, or choosing to take a greater than full-time course load.
|Q:||What percentage of students completes this program within this time frame?
|A:|| New program - graduation data not yet available
The completion rate is calculated based on the cumulative results of students at all locations that offer this program, who completed between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. The completion rate is calculated using the formula provided by the U.S. Department of Education. It may not include all graduates who actually graduated from the program within the maximum allowable timeframe. To protect the privacy of our students, programs with less than ten completers within an award year will be listed as "N/A."
|Placement rates are not required to be calculated by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). However, please feel free to contact the campus with an placement questions or to request and placement information.
|Q:||What financing options are available to pay for this program?
|A:||In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, students may use loans to finance their education. The median debt for program graduates is as follows.|
|Federal loans:||New program - data not yet available|
|Private educational loans:||New program - data not yet available|
|Institution financing plan:||New program - data not yet available|
The median loan debt for Federal loans is calculated based on students who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, using the formula provided by the U.S Department of Education. An individual's loan debt will vary based on individual factors such as a student's decision to pay for the program from sources other than student loans or to borrow more than is needed to pay the direct costs of education, transfer credits, course failures, and program changes. Private educational loan data are based only on information reported to the College. To protect the privacy of our students, programs with less than 10 completers with an award year will be listed as "N/A".
|Q:||What is the current cost of this program? (may vary by campus)
|A:||Tuition and fees:||$24000.00|
|Books and supplies:||$1000.00|
|On-campus room & board:||Not offered|
The amount quoted does not factor in individual circumstances such as transfer credits, course failures, and price changes. The College does not offer on-campus room and board. The amount quoted reflects the maximum amount of tuition and fees charged that have been charged for this program at the time this disclosure was published. Tuition and fees are subject to change at the discretion of the College. Please contact the campus staff for the most current and accurate tuition and fee information available.