Human Resources Management Program

Now Online! Due to COVID-19, our cohorts will be held via virtual classroom experience until further notice.

human resources management

The Human Resources Management program gives you the foundation needed for a successful career by providing the skills necessary for you to align human resource practices to any professional organization. The courses within the program are results-oriented and practical, with real-world examples and exercises. Human resources management topics covered in the program include employee recruitment and selection, total rewards, conflict resolution in the workplace, employment law, and more.

Students may also register for classes individually rather than the full program.

Full Certificate Tuition $25.00   Register Now!

Upcoming Classes

Class Title Next Start Date
Total Rewards Online, Starting: 05/04/2021
Total Rewards Online, Starting: 06/22/2021
Conflict Resolution in the Workplace Online, Starting: 06/29/2021
Employment Law Online, Starting: 05/25/2021
Policies and Procedures for Human Resources Online, Starting: 04/20/2021
Policies and Procedures for Human Resources Online, Starting: 06/23/2021
Employee Recruitment and Selection Online, Starting: 06/15/2021
Organizational Training & Development Online, Starting: 06/08/2021
Managing Generational Diversity Online, Starting: 05/24/2021
Advanced Employment Law Notify me!

Class Details

Schedule: Classes are generally offered each semester during the following times:

  • 1-day in-person classes: Weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm (with a 1-hour lunch)
  • 2-day in-person classes: Weeknights from 6 to 9 pm

Classes may be offered online, conforming to the same schedule.

Tuition: Each in-person class is $279/ $2233 total upon completion*

  • There is a $25 fee required to register for the full program. Registration and payment of the $25 nonrefundable fee, signifies the intent to complete all courses associated with this program. Fees cover additional student services provided for our program students.
  • Tuition is due at the beginning of each course.
  • Financial aid is not available for this noncredit program. Students are encouraged to inquire with their employers to determine if tuition assistance is available.
  • Find out about the Professional Education Tuition Installment Plan and other payment options »

* Tuition listed above is for the 2020-2021 academic year, and subject to change without advance notice. Online options, when available, may result in a lower overall tuition.

Most daytime classes:
University of Utah Sandy Center
One Sandy Center
10011 Centennial Pkwy, Suite 100
Sandy, UT

Most evening classes:
Continuing Education Building
Research Park
540 Arapeen Drive
Salt Lake City, UT


This program is entry-level, with no prerequisites. Register for the program, then complete 7 required classes and 1 elective within 1 year with a grade of “Satisfactory” to successfully complete the program, and to earn the completion award and digital badge.

Required Classes:

  • Total Rewards
  • Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
  • Employment Law
  • Policies and Procedures for Human Resources
  • Employee Recruitment and Selection
  • Organizational Training and Development
  • Managing Generational Diversity


  • Advanced Employment Law
  • Labor and Employee Relations

Total Hours of Instruction: 48

Employment Law must be taken before Advanced Employment Law. Other classes may be taken in any order.


Gain a solid foundation for a lucrative career – or improve your current career.
The knowledge you gain in this program can help you build a strong foundation for entering the field of human resources, and it is in-depth enough that practicing HR managers will be able to use the knowledge to immediately begin improving talent retention and employee relations.

Learn from experts in the field.
Each class is taught by an experienced instructor currently working in human resources, ready to bring their experience on the job to you.

Receive a digital badge.
Students will be awarded a University of Utah digital badge upon satisfactory completion of all required courses. Find out more about Digital Badges at the University of Utah »

Who Should Attend

This program prepares students to serve in human resource management positions in any type of organization. It is designed for the following individuals:

  • Those seeking to enter the human resources management field.
  • Current HR managers who want to enhance their skills and knowledge to fundamentally improve their organization’s talent retention and relationships with employees.

No prior experience in human resource management is required.

Professional Education at the University of Utah

Phone: 801-585-1780
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