Management and International Business

Human Resources Certificate

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Why Choose Human Resources?

People are the most important resource of an organization. Human resources focuses on the people and the activities that affect the behaviors of employees. Managers and employees knowledgeable in human resource topics are critical to ensure organizations and businesses attract, motivate, and retain a qualified effective workforce.

The human resources certificate focuses on the most important functional skills in human resources that are necessary for a career in human resources.


Organizations and companies of all sizes and industries need managers and employees with human resources training. The certificate is a great option if you are a:

  • Current employee in any organization who has been given human resource responsibilities, but lacks the training in human resource specific skills.
  • Current Wright State student in a related major like organizational leadership, psychology, communication, or liberal arts who wantd human resources as a career option.
  • Person who is interested in a career change and seeks an entry-level position in human resource management.

The certificate is open to anyone, whether or not you are a current student at Wright State University. If you are enrolled at Wright State, you may add the certificate to their program of study. Many of our graduates start their careers as generalists in larger organizations or need human resource management training for a managerial or supervisory role.

Our graduates work for:

  • Wright Patterson Air Force Base
  • Reynolds and Reynolds
  • NCR
  • United States Air Force
  • Speedway
  • LexisNexis
  • Kettering Health Network
  • PNC
  • Wright-Patt Credit Union
  • Fifth Third Bank

Our graduates work as:

  • Human resource directors
  • Human resource managers
  • Labor relations representatives
  • Affirmative action specialists
  • Recruiters
  • Benefits coordinators/managers
  • Career advising specialists
  • Equal Employment Opportunity officers

Real-World Experience

You will learn from qualified professionals who actively work in the field of human resources and work on significant human resource projects, allowing you to apply your classroom education to real-world situations.

Academics and Curriculum

View Human Resources Certificate program information and degree requirements in the Academic Catalog.


If you are not a current Wright State student, please apply for admission.

For current Wright State students, please complete the human resources certificate application (PDF), and return it to

Scholarships are available! Begin your scholarship application.

Program Outcomes

Our faculty have extensive experience in the field and teach students the skills necessary for a successful career in human resources or management.

If you complete the certificate program, you may qualify to take a certifying exam by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) or the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Certification requirements include education, experience, and a passing score on an exam that covers the major content areas of HR knowledge.


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