Human Resources Management (Minor/Certificate)

Shape the future of human resources and set yourself apart. 

Human resource management focuses on the recruitment, development, and management of an organization’s most valuable asset — its human capital. At Mary Baldwin University, we equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in this dynamic field.

Undergraduate Certificate

Why Study Human Resources Management at Mary Baldwin?

Our program is designed to provide you with a contemporary and practical foundation in the key areas essential for human resources professionals. You’ll delve into topics such as compensation, hiring, performance management, organization development, safety, wellness, benefits, and more.

Our courses offer direct skills practice and valuable guidance from esteemed instructors who are industry experts and practitioners. Their real-world experience will provide you with invaluable insights into the intricacies of human resources management, preparing you for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.


In our program, you’ll explore the forces and trends shaping human resources management. You’ll learn about organizational behavior, study the best techniques in employee training and talent development, and discover how policies and practices impact incentives and staff composition. Learn how to identify skill gaps and develop strategies that challenge the status quo, creating new opportunities for a healthy, motivated workforce. 


  • BUAD 200: Management Principles 3 cr.*
  • BUAD 202: Organizational Behavior 3 cr.*
  • BUAD 302: Managing Human Capital 3 cr.
  • BUAD 321: Recruiting, Hiring & Onboarding Employees 3 cr.
  • BUAD 322: Managing Employee Performance 3 cr.
  • Plus one additional elective course*

*In-person attendance may be possible

The Advantages of Academic Certificates 

Enhance Your Knowledge and Skills

Academic certificates provide focused and structured learning. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge and develop practical skills related to human resources development and management. This specialized expertise can enhance your career prospects and improve your overall competency.

Advance Your Career:  

Academic certificates can open doors to new career opportunities or help you progress within your current profession. Employers often value candidates who demonstrate commitment and expertise by earning additional credentials. It can set you apart from other candidates and increase your chances of securing promotions or higher-level positions.

Gain Industry Relevance:

Academic certificates are designed to align with industry standards and emerging trends. By earning a certificate, you ensure that your knowledge and skills are up to date, making you more relevant and competitive in the job market. 

Network Your Way into Better Opportunities: 

Pursuing an academic certificate often involves interacting with fellow students, instructors, and professionals in the field. This provides opportunities to expand your professional network and establish valuable connections with individuals who share similar interests or work in related industries. Networking can lead to collaborations, mentorships, job referrals, and other professional opportunities.

MBU campus

Cost and Financial Aid 

A great education is worth it. Here’s how Mary Baldwin helps you pay for it: Generous financial aid packages, a broad range of scholarships, transferring maximum credit hours from previous coursework or relevant work and life experiences — the list goes on. Our mission is to help you level up and bring your aspirations to life.

It’s time to level up your career. Apply today!