Develop & Motivate Employees

Reinforce your employee development and motivational skills and learn new ones with the 15-credit hour Graduate Certificate in Human Resources from Belhaven University.

This online program provides an overview of this complex field. You learn topics of interest, including compensation planning and regulatory requirements, while also studying ways to manage employees with grace and sensitivity. Upon completion, you’re qualified to confidently lead human resources functions for organizations of varying sizes and types.


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Why You’ll Love Human Resources at Belhaven

Top Business School

Colleges of Distinction recognizes us as a top Christian business school. The honor is based on faculty and program quality, a commitment to offering you real-world experience, and alumni job placement.


Complete your classwork from your kitchen table or while on the go. Your assignments and class materials are always available through Canvas, our e-learning system. Access it from a tablet or computer.

Christian Worldview

You are challenged to think critically and analytically about who God is — and who you are — as we equip you to fulfill your calling to glorify God and be a blessing to the world.

Caring Faculty

Our faculty members are experts in their fields, and they’re dedicated to helping you understand complex subjects. They know you by name, and they push you to succeed at the highest level.

100% Online

Flexibility for your busy lifestyle

7 Weeks

Time it takes to finish one Graduate Certificate course

A Proven Value

Our tuition is affordable and competitive when compared to other business schools

Small Class Sizes

Get to know your professors and classmates through group collaboration and discussions

What Can You Do With a Human Resources Graduate Certificate?

  • Compensation and benefits manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Human resources specialist
  • Labor relations specialist
  • Training and development manager

Why Choose Belhaven?

Belhaven’s Graduate Certificate helps you be competitive in a growing and important field. You learn practical topics from experienced instructors. Topics include:

  • Compensation and benefits plan design and philosophy
  • Human resources management, including issues relating to assessments, dismissals, recruitment, regulatory requirements, training, and more
  • Practices to support employee development and motivation
  • Training and organization developmental methods, including empowerment practices, intervention strategies, and strategic change

School of Business: Verified Excellence

Belhaven’s business school is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Why is this important?

Knowing the School of Business is accredited by the IACBE tells you that Belhaven voluntarily holds itself to a set of quality standards and is willing to allow outside business experts come to campus and verify Belhaven is doing what we say we are doing. Belhaven’s commitment to the accreditation process benefits you because it ensures you will be provided a quality education.

Human Resources Certificate: What You Need to Know 

To enter this program, you need a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree. A 2.5 cumulative GPA from undergraduate work — or a “B” or better in nine hours of graduate work — is required for admission.

If you don’t meet these requirements, you may be conditionally admitted. For consideration, submit to the School of Business an essay outlining your career goals and two letters of recommendation.

Applying to Belhaven’s online programs is quick and easy. We’ll need a couple supporting documents — things like transcripts from any other school you’ve attended. When you have gathered those, just complete our online application form.

How to Apply

These rates are for August 1, 2023 through July 31, 2024.

Program Per Credit Hour
Grad. Certificates - Finance, Health Admin, HR, Leadership, Public Admin. $605
Active Military Discount, Graduate Program $375
20% Discount: Military Spouse/Veteran/First Responder $484

* Military/first responder benefits cannot be combined with any other institutional scholarships or discounts.

Visit the Scholarships, Tuition & Fees page to view other fees as well as the cost estimate calculator.

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Belhaven: Servant Leadership in Action

We value all Belhaven students and offer some extras for adults completing degrees online or pursuing graduate work. Can’t access your class? We’re here for you. In Jackson? Stop by for a nice meal or to use the fitness center. Apply for jobs with the help of career services, use the library, or request a transcript.

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Meet the Dean

Dr. Brett Andrews

Dean of the School of Business


Contact Us

Office of Adult, Graduate, and Online Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

Mailing Address:
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153
Jackson, MS 39202

Fax: 601-300-2932

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Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13