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Human Resource Management

Course Information

Certification in human resource management will improve your credibility in your organization and give you a competitive edge in your field. Effective human resource managers can improve employee satisfaction, raise retention rates, lower turnover, implement effective training programs, and save money for the organization.

Whether you are a practicing HR professional, a small business owner, or an employee with HR responsibilities, Human Resource Management will give you additional skills and knowledge that you can use in your current role or take into the job marketplace.

Taught with the SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Learning System, this 12-week program will prepare you to test for your PHR or SPHR certification. SHRM is the world’s largest Human Resource Association and is ranked as the #1 certification preparation tool.  To find out more about PHR and SPHR certification and exam sates, please visit

Who Should Take this Course:

  • Those seeking preparation for PHR or SPHR certification
  • Small business owners, entrepreneurs, and managers in need of human resource training
  • Professionals working in Human Resource Management who want to receive certification

Our Human Resource certification preparation course is designed primarily for individuals seeking a Professional in Human Resources (PHR®) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®) certification.

For those not seeking certification, the SHRM Learning System course provides a comprehensive and accelerated option for professional development. Participants gain a generalist point of view, refresh key ideas and concepts, strengthen their understanding of core competencies and increase productivity. Long after completing the course, the Learning System material will serve as a valuable day-to-day resource manual, providing answers to a wide range of HR challenges.

What You Will be Able to Do:

You'll be fully prepared to take the PHR or SPHR exam. Year after year, professionals who use the SHRM Learning System consistently beat the national pass rate.

How You Will Benefit:

  • Prepare to take the PHR or SPHR exam
  • Earn 3.5 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) through the Human Resource Certification Institute
  • Learn best practices in human resource management and increase your value in your current position, as well as the job marketplace



To receive the Anderson School's Certificate, participants must attend 10 of the 12 sessions and take all module tests and the final exam. To receive the SHRM Certificate in Professional Human Resource Management, participants must also score a grade of 80% or better on the final exam.

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Business Management and Strategy I

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • The role of HR in organizations
  • The strategic planning process
  • Assessing the internal environment
  • Scanning the external environment

Business Management and Strategy II

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • Evaluating HR's strategic contributions
  • Ethical issues affecting organizations
  • HR and the legislative and regulatory environment

Workforce Planning and Employment I

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • Cover key legislation affecting employee rights
  • Privacy and consumer protection
  • EEO/Affirmative Action
  • Gender discrimination and harassment
  • Organizational staffing requirements
  • Job analysis and documentation

Workforce Planning and Employment II

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • Recruitment and selection
  • Flexible staffing and retention
  • Employee records management

Human Resource Development

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • Examine key legislation
  • HRD program design, development and implementation
  • Adult learning and motivation
  • Training and development
  • Performance management

Compensation and Benefits I

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • Key compensation legislation
  • Total rewards and the strategic focus of the organization
  • Compensation structure and systems

Compensation and Benefits II

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • Introduction to benefit programs and key benefits legislation
  • Government-mandated benefits
  • Deferred compensation plans, health-care benefits and other nonstatutory benefits
  • Compensation and benefits for international employees
  • Evaluating the total rewards system and communicating it to employees

Employee and Labor Relations I

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • Key legislation affecting employee and labor relations
  • Employee relations and organizational culture
  • Employee involvement strategies
  • Measuring employee attitudes, policies, procedures, and work rules

Employee and Labor Relations II

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • Discipline and complaint resolution
  • Labor relations legislation and union organizing
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Collective bargaining, strikes and secondary boycotts

Overview / Risk Management

Covers key HR topics, including:

  • Course overview and introductions
  • Assessment of your HR knowledge
  • National certification exam information


  • Course review
  • Question and answer session
  • Test taking tips