Human Resource Management Certificate

The University of Miami, Office of Professional Advancement offers an innovative Certificate Program in Human Resource Management. With significant investments in human capital, employers are challenged to maximize the return on and value of their staff while balancing productivity and workforce satisfaction.

To help organizations achieve an optimal balance, UM has developed a series of proven methodologies and tools to successfully address a wide range of human capital challenges.

Human Resources Management Program - HRM 400 33
Fall 2019 Calendar

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm-9:00pm


Strategic Management

  • Gain an Understanding of the Profession of HR, its history, evolution and impact on the business
  • The Strategic Planning Process and its relationship to the organizational strategic plan
  • Understanding Environmental Scanning; Components of the environment and the impact they have on strategic planning
  • Organizational Design and Development. Evaluating the effectiveness of an organization
  • Role of HR in Organization Ethics and a broad view to Global Human Resources Management

September 24, 2019 — October 17, 2019

Legal and Regulatory Issues

  • Employee and management rights
  • Laws affecting personnel practices
  • Government-mandated approaches to employee security
  • Enforcement of policies and procedures

October 22, 2019 — November 14, 2019

Thanksgiving Break November 25-29, 2019

Employment, Planning, and Practice

  • Job analysis and design
  • Equal employment practices
  • Effective recruitment strategies
  • Valid selection procedures
  • Employee orientation, placement, and separation process

November 19, 2019 — December 19, 2019

Christmas Break December 23, 2019 — January 1, 2020

Benefits and Compensation

  • Benefits program development/administration practices
  • Insurance benefits
  • Employee security: benefits and services
  • Developing salary structures: job evaluation, job pricing
  • Incentives and rewards management
January 2, 2020— January 28, 2020

Training and Organizational Development

  • Training and organizational development as strategic HR functions
  • Assessing organizational competency and adult learning needs
  • Designing and implementing successful competency-based training and development programs
  • Evaluating program effectiveness
  • Special topics: Management and executive development strategies
  • Organizational development and change management

January 30, 2020 — February 25, 2020

Employee and Labor Relations

  • Employer/union relation practices and activities
  • Influencing employee motivation and satisfaction
  • Contract compliance
  • Managing organization and union relations
  • Emerging employee relation challenges

February 27, 2020 — March 24, 2020