HR Management

Villanova University

Postgraduate Certificate Online
18 months
4456 USD/year
4456 USD/year
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Become an Effective HR Leader and Prepare for SHRM Certification in the HR Management program of Villanova University.

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Managing employees is critical to every organization’s success. To be an effective HR leader, you must understand complex concepts such as business management and strategy, workforce planning and employment, and human resource development, as well as build the practical skills to implement these concepts. The HR Management program of Villanova University will teach you topics such as organizational structure and design and the eight competencies of HR professionals, to help you apply what you learn in the classroom to your career.

Certificate in Human Resource Management

In the Human Resource Management program, you will receive 18 months of access (spanning three test windows) to the complete 2020 SHRM Learning System digital materials. This includes the following:

  • Downloadable e-publications and online printable flashcards
  • Online content including introductory competency connection scenarios
  • 2,000+ knowledge and situational judgment questions
  • Tips and tools with additional information as well as resources built into topic group pages
  • An assessment, topic group practice tests and post-test for the SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® level

Prepare for SHRM Certification

Villanova University is a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recognized Education Partner. The Human Resource Management course Featuring content based on the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (SHRM BoCK™), the Human Resource Management course is designed to help you get ready to sit for the SHRM® Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or SHRM® Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) exam.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Human Resource Management
  • Mastering Organizational Effectiveness
  • Maximizing Team Effectiveness
  • Essential Principles of Agile Management
  • Essential of Business Analysis
  • Finance & Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


30 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application form 
  • A one-time, non-refundable $85 application fee, which will help cover the cost of transcripts
  • Signed authorization for Bisk to obtain official transcripts for all colleges and universities attended
  • Three professional or academic letters of recommendation. Letters from friends and family members will not be accepted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6685 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    4456 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6685 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.


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