Graduate Certificate in Human Capital and HR Management

Develop your skills as a human resources leader with a graduate certificate in human capital and HR management from the Costello College of Business at George Mason University.

Learn to evaluate employee performance, assess organizational effectiveness, and craft impactful training programs for businesses and organizations. 

Successful companies drive organizational success by investing in their employees. Following guidelines from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the graduate certificate in human capital and human resource (HR) management is designed to help you build essential skills for effective human capital development, including change management, employee selection, performance management, and workforce training.  

If you complete at least two human capital and HR management certificate courses with a grade of B or better, your application requirements for Mason's MBA program or master’s in management program will be reduced, and your certificate course credits can be applied towards your master’s degree upon enrollment.   

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At Your Pace
Start classes in Fall, Spring, or Summer. Choose to attend full-time or part-time.
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Mixed Course Delivery Options
Course offerings include a combination of face-to-face and fully online formats.
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15 Credits
4 core courses (12 credits) + 1 elective (3 credits).
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Pathway to a Master’s Degree
Apply credits to the master’s in management, MBA, or MPS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology programs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of a graduate certificate?

Earning a graduate certificate offers several significant benefits that make them appealing to professionals seeking to further their education. Among the most important of these include:

  1. Maximize Your Time and Money
  2. Develop a Specific Skill Set
  3. Advance Your Career or Make a Career Change
  4. Preparation for a Graduate Degree

What can you tell me about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Mason?

Diversity is one of Mason's core values; everyone is welcome here. Mason was recently named the most diverse university in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report. To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at Mason, visit the university's DEI website. Visit this page to learn more about DEI at the Costello College of Business.