Jul 30, 2021  
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Business Administration, Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management


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MBA Graduate Curriculum Committee


Graduate Program Chair

Beverley Hollingsworth, PhD

Program Advisors

John Crawley, JD
Yang Liu,
John Lohmann, JD

Graduate Committee

John Crawley, JD
Beverley Hollingsworth, PhD
Kwahng Kim, PhD
Yang Liu, PhD
Patrick Malone, JD
Denise Simion, PhD
Renee Scapparone, DBA, Chair

Certificate Overview


The Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management is made up of the three-course Human Resources Concentration in the Fitchburg State University MBA program. Students enrolled in this program will gain an understanding of a number of advanced concepts in human resources and management.

Students who successfully complete the graduate certificate in Human Resources Management and then become admitted to the MBA program at the University may apply those credits to the Human Resources Management Concentration in the MBA at Fitchburg State, and with just seven additional courses, satisfy the requirements for the MBA.

The certificate cannot be taken concurrently with the MBA program.

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management is available either online or as a hybrid option on-campus.

Admissions Standards and Criteria


Admission into the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management will be the same as admission into the MBA program.

We are accredited by The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). To enroll in the Master of Business Administration Program, a student must submit documents as outlined in the graduate admissions section as well as:

  • An undergraduate GPA not less than 2.8 (students below a 2.8 must also submit a letter of recommendation to be considered for admission)
  • TOEFL scores for natives of non-English speaking countries

Applicants to the Online/Accelerated MBA program who hold a bachelor degree in business are usually ready to begin the graduate-level coursework immediately, assuming that they have a suitable academic background. Professional experience is also a suitable foundation for graduate work. Students who do not hold a bachelor degree in business, or do not have the equivalent in professional experience, may wish to take courses at the undergraduate level to build a stronger foundation for graduate level work. Determination is made by the Graduate Program Chair.

Note - Students admitted to the MBA program or already enrolled in the MBA are not eligible for the certificate stand alone option.

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