FIU Executive Education's signature Human Resource Management Certificate Program is the ideal training for those seeking to begin their career in HR or professionals seeking a refresher. Bringing together leading HR research and real-world application, the program focuses on the importance of HR professionals as accountable for corporate performance. Help shape the strategic direction of your organization by mastering the vital competencies in HR including strategic HR management, employee benefits, ethics, and legal issues as well as benchmarking, metrics, and analytics. Program includes the most comprehensive coverage of job analysis available in an introductory HR course.

The program is offered:

  • Online, Self-paced program – no live lectures
  • Online, Self-paced program – with live lectures

Learning Objectives

After successfully completing this program, you will:

  • Understand HR functions, current challenges, and the strategic HR planning process.
  • Master HR metrics and analytics; benchmarking and balanced scorecard processes. Good and bad strategy distinctions, HR analytics, and the HR audit.
  • Understand the Equal Employment Opportunity environment, including legal requirements.
  • Source, develop and lead a diverse workforce.
  • Discover the use of technology and social media and other common recruiting methods.
  • Explore the individual-organization relationship and retention, individual performance factors, and management options for improving retention.
  • Learn to measure employee performance and productivity.
  • Integrate talent management into the organization's strategy. Strategies for leadership development and succession planning.
  • Design, assess and evaluate employee compensation and benefits programs. Understand incentive pay programs and total rewards.

Who Will Benefit

Professionals interested in beginning a career in human resources and more experienced HR professionals.

FIU Executive Education's Human Resource Management Certificate program may be used for credit toward the FIU Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSHRM). Application to the MSHRM is completed separately; admission is competitive and not guaranteed. For more information about the MSHRM program, please contact program manager Krystal Saleta at

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Schedule & Registration

Program fee includes:

Program VersionEducational Materials and LecturesFee
Human Resources Management
  • 4-month (120 days) full access to e-book, videos and FIU proprietary educational tools and templates.
  • Instructor-led live Zoom lectures not included.
  • FIU Executive Education College of Business Certificate of Completion.
Human Resources Management
(Live lectures included)
  • 4-month (120 days) full access to e-book, videos, and FIU proprietary educational tools and templates.
  • Access to HR experts during eight (8) instructor-led Zoom lectures, plus Q&A.
    • Lectures typically scheduled throughout your 4-month program on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings.
    • FIU Executive Education College of Business Certificate of Completion

Schedule of Human Resources Management Program with Live Lectures

(Specific dates and times provided upon request and upon enrollment)

SessionLecture TopicDateTime

Human Resource Management in Organizations

HR Strategy & Planning 

Tuesday, August 206:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Workforce, Jobs and Job Analysis 

Saturday, August 2410:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Individual/Organization Relations and Retention

Recruiting High Quality Talent 

Tuesday, August 276:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Selecting Human Resources

Training Human Resources 

Tuesday, September 36:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Talent, Careers and Development

Performance Management and Appraisal 

Saturday, September 710:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Total Rewards & Compensation

Managing Employee Benefits 

Tuesday, September 106:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Risk Management and Worker Protection

Employee Rights and Responsibilities 

Saturday, September 1410:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Union-Management Relations

Global Human Resource Management 

Tuesday, September 176:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Topics covered during program include:

  • Strategic HR Management and Planning
  • HR Management in Organizations
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Workers, Jobs, and Job Analysis
  • Human Resource Planning and Retention
  • Recruiting and Labor Markets
  • Selecting Human Resources
  • Training Human Resources
  • Talent Management
  • Performance Management and Appraisal
  • Total Rewards and Compensation
  • Incentive Plans and Executive Compensation
  • Managing Employee Benefits
  • Risk Management and Worker Protection
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Union/Management Relations

Financial Assistance & Discounts

FIU Executive Education programs are designed to enhance your management skills and boost your career success. Because our certificate programs are non-credit and do not lead to a degree, they do not qualify for traditional student financial aid. However, financial assistance is available in a variety of methods:

  • Private student loans are available for our programs through SallieMae. We strongly recommend participants submit their loan application at least eight (8) weeks prior to the start of the program to ensure completion of the loan. 

    To apply for a SallieMae loan, please follow the steps below:

    • Notify us via email at – Please provide your full name, telephone number and the course you wish to take.
    • Visit SallieMae SMART Option Loan to finalize your loan application process:
      • From the home page, choose “Career training student loan”
      • Under “Degree/certificate of study” choose “Certificate”
      • Under “Major/specialty” choose “Continuing Education”
    • Apply for the loan to match the exact program fee.
    • Once your loan is approved and certified, we will notify you with next steps.
    • We periodically offer special discounts via the FIU Executive Education newsletter. To sign up please register here
    • FIU Alumni, Students and Staff: 10% discount available:
      • Please email us at prior to registering for your program, to obtain your discount code.
      • Please be sure to use your email address when registering. 
    • Group Discount for Organizations: 15% discount is available to companies and organizations registering a minimum of three (3) employees. Please contact us via email at so we may guide you through the registration process.
  • Employer Education Benefits: Ask your employer if it provides education benefits to employees. In many cases and under certain conditions, employers may offer up to $5,250 in tuition/fee assistance to employees tax-free. For more information and latest updates, visit or ask your employer to visit this IRS web site.

    Training Grants for Employers: Employers may qualify for employee training grants from the state of Florida. These grants are used to help employers pay the cost of training and re-skilling employees. For more information, visit CareerSource Florida.

  • Check this section regularly for updates on scholarships and grants available to FIU Executive Education learners.

    PEO Program for Continuing Education: Grant of up to $3,000 to women whose education was interrupted and who now seek a degree or certificate that leads to employment.

  • For general information regarding Financial Aid (FAFSA) or the Veterans GI Bill, please contact FIU Financial Aid at or Veterans Affairs at

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All Programs for Individuals

FIU Executive Education programs for individuals are delivered virtually by an instructor on evenings and weekends. The short programs, in such areas as human resources, project management, Lean Six Sigma, finance and more, can also be taken fully online at your own pace.