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Human Resource Management

Degree Type: Certificate
College(s): College of Business

Why Choose the Certificate in Human Resource Management

The Advanced Studies Certificate in Human Resource Management provides an opportunity for students in any major to gain the basic knowledge and skills in the field of Human Resources required of supervisors and managers in all areas of an organization.

Admission Requirements

Any person admitted to a Ferris State University degree program may enroll in courses for undergraduate COB certificates. No more than 50% of the credits in a certificate may be transferred from another institution. If a student is in a FSU degree-seeking program, the certificate will not be granted if more than 50% of the certificate credits are required in the program/major.

Individuals wanting to advance their career, but not admitted to an FSU degree program, may also earn undergraduate COB certificates.

Admission process for individuals seeking only a certificate: 

  • Unless it is determined by the COB Dean’s Office that regular program admission criteria should be met in order to complete the certificate successfully and be a contributing member of the course, applicants need only show proof of a 2.35 high school GPA. An advisor will be assigned by the College of Business in the certificate program.
  • Students wishing to pursue a bachelor or associate’s degree must meet the admission criteria for the program. This criteria review is initiated when the “Program Change Form” request is processed through the COB Dean’s Office.

Any mitigating circumstances will be considered on an individual basis by the College of Business Dean’s Office. 

Graduation Requirements

A Ferris student will receive this certificate after completion of the requirements for the certificate with a minimum 2.0 grade point average in the certificate courses.

No more than 50% of the credits required for this certificate may be transferred from another institution, nor will this certificate be granted if more than six of the certificate credits are specifically required in the student's major.

More Information

Management Department
119 South Street/BUS 212
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2284
Phone: 231-591-2427
Email:


Required Courses
Credit Hours

Human Resource Management Certificate- 12 Credits

Required Courses
Employment Law
3
Human Resource Management
3
Electives
Choose two from the following:
Labor Economic Labor Relations
3
Diversity and Communication
3
Cross-Cultural Business
3
Employee Benefits
3
Negotiations
3
Recruitment and Selection
3
Compensation
3
Cases Strategy-Workforce Trend
3