Apr 16, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Business Administration, Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management


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Business Graduate Committee


Program Chair

Beverley Hollingsworth, Ph.D.

Program Advisors

Denise Simion, Ph.D.
 

Committee

Beverley Hollingsworth, Ph.D. Chair

Michael Greenwood, Ph.D.

Denise Simion, Ph,D.

Kwahng Kimm Ph.D. 

Renee Scapparone D.B.A

James Page, Ph.D.

Marian Simion, Ph.D.

Marie Hunte, M.S.

James Monette, MBA

Patrck Malone, J.D., MBA

Brain Webb, MBA

 

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.

Certificate Learning Outcomes -Human Resource Management


  • Students will be able to apply comprehensive organizational human resource principles in situations and link these to business outcomes on the job.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of human resource development, workforce planning, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, legal compliance, and ethical issues.

Total for Certificate - 9 Credits


MBA Graduate Certificate Admission Standards and Criteria


Admission into an MBA Gradaute Certificate 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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