IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

Human Resource Management Certificate

(Student Consumer Information About this Program - PDF)


Although all resources are essential for success, people are an organization's principal resource. How skillfully an organization develops, allocates, and supervises its human resource governs its success or failure.  This Certificate provides a thorough explanation of the Human Resource Manager’s role in helping individuals, work groups, and organizations succeed.  The focus of the courses is practical, and each course emphasizes the application of vital concepts so that students will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter.  This Certificate is useful to students who seek careers in human resource management or in other disciplines.

The Human Resource Management Certificate was jointly developed between Organizational Leadership and Supervision and the Human Resource Association of Central Indiana (now INDY SHRM). Students are encouraged to join the Student Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Contact Robert Wolter at for student SHRM Chapter (5404) information.

Download the Human Resource Management Document


Candidates for this certificate are required to be formally admitted by the IUPUI Office of Admissions, but are not required to be a student in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology.  Credit will be given for comparable upper level courses taken at other accredited colleges or universities. Credits earned while completing this certificate may also be applied to a degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS).

Students interested in earning the Human Resource Management Certificate must contact the OLS program advisor at least 1 full semester prior to completion (please include IUPUI ID number in the body of the email).


To earn the Human Resource Management Certificate through OLS, students must successfully complete 21.0 credit hours of HR coursework with a grade of C or higher in all classes and submit an Application for Graduation prior to enrollment in their final semester in the program. 

All students must successfully complete all of the following courses:                         

Course        Title 
Credit Hours

OLS 38300 Human Resources Management                


OLS 33100 Occupational Safety and Health


OLS 36800 Personnel Law                                      


OLS 37500 Training Methods


OLS 37800 Labor Relations


OLS 47600 Compensation Planning and Management            


OLS 47900 Staffing Organizations                                            


Total Hours: 21.0

Administration of Program

Organizational Leadership and Supervision
Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI
799 West Michigan Street, Room ET 331
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-5160

Phone: (317) 278-1313
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