Professional Certificate

Strategic Human Resources Management

Being a valued business partner is something human resources managers aim to achieve. Whether you’re new to the industry, redirecting your career path or just wanting to keep your experience aligned with growing HR trends, it’s relevant to attain skills that add worth beyond your degree.

To help you grow your knowledge of HR strategies, execution and HR information systems, eRasmussen has created the Strategic Human Resources Management Professional Certificate—a non-degree, non-credit training course to add to your portfolio. 1

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Be a Strategic HR Partner

This Professional Certificate focuses on the role HR plays in contributing to an organization’s business strategy as well as HR strategies, systems, policies and practices to develop a high-performing workforce. The two courses in this certificate provide insight into using data for strategy development and execution. More and more job postings are asking human resources managers to have knowledge of HR management and information systems.

When you complete the Strategic Human Resources Management Professional Certificate, you will have the sharpened skills that employers are looking for, giving you a competitive advantage in the HR landscape—and a new set of competencies, concepts and tools to showcase on your resume.


Evolve your career

Cultivate in-demand, relevant job skills quickly and increase income potential without an overwhelming investment of time or money.

Keep ahead of emerging strategies

Learn to develop HR and organizational leadership strategies to foster a high-performing workforce enabling the attainment of organizational goals.

Upskill your career

Job postings requiring knowledge of HR management and information systems increased 28% from 2013 to 2017. 2

Build your resume

Understand how to effectively analyze data to provide workforce solutions to potential HR problems in order to optimize organizational performance.

Program Elements

What you will learn

  • COURSE 1

    Human Resources Strategy

    • Understand HR management in organizations and examine the role of the HR function in contributing to an organization’s business strategy and creating sustainable, competitive advantages
    • Examine the HR strategies, systems, policies and practices used by organizations to compete effectively in today’s global economy
    • Prepare to effectively function as strategic business partners in organizations
  • COURSE 2

    Applied Human Resources Analytics

    • Examine how data, metrics and analytics are used to solve HR needs
    • Focus on gaining business insights, identifying needs and recommending solutions through metrics
    • Understand HR information systems and common technologies, market research and benchmarking and solving HR problems
    • Gain a deeper understanding of analytics and how to make educated decisions in a business setting
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Be a strategic HR partner

Two Courses

Completing these courses will qualify you for the Professional Certificate. Both badges and the certificate can be shared on your resume or LinkedIn® 5 to show your proficiency.

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Why Rasmussen

Affordable and convenient

Engaging content using videos, images and interactive elements emphasize skill mastery; not just theory. Earning a Professional Certificate means quickly realizing the benefits of your new proficiencies with validated skill competencies to showcase on your resume.

  • Career training that’s easy to manage

    • Only $195 per course
    • Free trial gives up to seven days to request a refund
    • Cloud-based and available on your time
    • Six to eight hours is the average completion time per training 3
    • Easily digestible content units (45–90 minutes), including video, images and interactive elements that keep you engaged
    • Saves progress in real time, allowing you to stop and complete later

2 courses

$195 per course

7-day risk-free trial 4

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  • About Enrollment

    About Enrollment

    • When can I register?

      Registration and enrollment are on demand and always available.

    • After enrolling, when will I receive additional program details?

      After payment is processed, it may take a few minutes, but the course will become available on your dashboard. At this time, all coursework will be available to you.

    • Is Financial Aid available?

      No, Financial Aid is not available for Professional Certificates. Some employers, however, reimburse students for professional development. Check with your human resources or professional development team to see if you qualify.

    • What is the refund policy?

      Each course has a free trial of up to seven days after payment. In seven days or fewer, a refund can be requested. No refund is available after eight days or more.

    • Who can enroll?

      eRasmussen Professional Certificate courses are available to individuals seeking professional development in the United States except California.

  • About Access

    About Access

    • How long will I have access to this online course?

      You will have access to each course in which you’re registered for 90 days after the payment date.

    • How long does the program take to complete?

      Individual courses are estimated to take about four to six hours to complete.

    • Are extensions granted if requested?

      No. Sufficient time to complete coursework has been built into each course of the Professional Certificate. If a course is not finished and a learner wants to re-enroll to complete it, they will have to purchase the course again and restart from the beginning.

    • What are the technical requirements to access online courses?

      A fully functional PC or Mac computer capable of running a Windows virtual machine is required. ChromeBooks, Android devices, tablets and mobile phones are not recommended. An internet downstream connection speed of 2 Mbps or higher is strongly recommended.

      The following web browsers are formally supported and tested:

      • With PCs running Windows OS:

        • Firefox
        • Microsoft Edge
        • Google Chrome
      • With Macs running OS X:

        • Google Chrome
        • Firefox
    • Can course materials be downloaded to save for later use?

      The materials used in this course—including video lessons, quizzes and tests—are copyrighted. They are intended for individual use by registered learner. Unauthorized or illegal use, or attempted unauthorized or illegal use, of these materials may result in a suspension and/or cancellation of the user’s account.

  • About Courses

    About Courses

    • Do courses or Professional Certificates qualify as credits toward a degree?

      No. These are non-credit, non-degree resources intended for professional development. Although courses apply toward Professional Certificates, neither the courses nor the Certificates transfer toward a degree.

    • Do courses or Professional Certificates qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEU)?

      No. These are intended for individual professional development, but do not qualify for CEUs.

    • How many courses are there for the Strategic Human Resources Management Professional Certificate?

      There are two courses for the Strategic Human Resources Management Professional Certificate.

    • Are there prerequisites for this Certificate?

      No, there are no prerequisites for any courses toward Professional Certificates.

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You have up to seven days to request a refund from purchase date for each training within a Professional Certificate.

For any questions concerning Professional Certificates, please call 833-725-1353.

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  1. The content and professional certificates offered under eRasmussen are different from the academic programs offered by Rasmussen College. Professional certificates are intended for the purposes of professional development and training and are not intended to prepare individuals for entry-level employment. They are non-credit, non-accredited, non-licensed and are not intended to transfer to any institution of higher education.

  2. Source: Labor Insight Jobs (Burning Glass Technologies)

  3. Students must complete all work in the assessment within 90 days.

  4. A refund totaling the amount paid for an individual course will be issued to any participant who requests cancellation within 7 calendar days of starting a course. No badge or certificate will be issued for courses where a participant requests a refund, even if the work was completed prior to the 7-day trial timeframe. Payments are made via PayPal and refunds will be issued via PayPal.

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