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Graduate Certificate in Human Resources

Jack Welch Management Institute
9 months
Part time
Graduate diploma / certificate

About this program

Graduate Certificate in Human Resources

Learn to build great teams and your leadership skills in just 9 months.

Developed for current high potential Human Resource professionals and those interested in moving into HR, the Graduate Certificate in Human Resources will help you identify and retain resources, build careers and help forge the kind of teams that change lives and companies. Students can apply credits earned in this program towards the Jack Welch MBA with Human Resources concentration and receive a tuition credit.

Program content

Through three graduate courses, students will learn techniques often reserved for only high potential executives:

Recruit, Develop, Assess, Reward, Retain

Learn to attract the best people, reward the right behaviors and develop better leaders within your organization and see how the principles of differentiation, trust, and candor drive winning results. This course is an introduction to people management, with a focus on putting people before numbers, nurturing talent, and practicing fair and balanced management. You will explore the concept of differentiation in employee management, examine ways to enhance the employee experience, and determine the best metrics to track to achieve organizational goals.

Strategic Partnering with the C-Suite

Human Resources encompass much more than benefits and birthdays. A leader must find ways to navigate past this perception themselves with not only a seat at the table but as an independent confidant to the CEO. Students will explore how to align the competencies and behaviors of the workforce with the strategic goals of the organization. Also, Human Resource leaders need to develop themselves as in-house experts in dealing with complex ethical and legal issues facing employers today. Students will examine the various regulatory agencies, policies, and guidelines impacting the workforce and identify ways to ensure compliance while driving results. Students will learn about the impact of Federal and State Regulations as they pertain to employee relations, compensation, hiring, and terminations.

Lead Change by Putting People First

As Jack states, “Every time you talk about changing, you have to put together the rationale for the change. You have to answer the question of what’s in it for the people who are forced to do something different than they are used to doing.” Business leaders need to stay ahead of the game and help people within their organization to understand that change is constant and that effective change management is needed to win. Students will explore the role of Human Resources in executing successful change management initiatives within an organization.


  • Tuition fee: $12,000
  • $4,000 per course


Gain the specialized skills to:

  • Position the HR role as a strategic partner to the C-suite
  • Recruit, hire, evaluate and promote the best people
  • Design and deploy strategic staffing plans
  • Implement differentiation and strategies to retain and reward top talent
  • Use candor to coach and navigate tough employment relationships
  • Manage confidentiality, conflict and power struggles

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Jack Welch Management Institute

The Jack Welch MBA is like any other prestigious MBA. And yet, it is like no other. While other schools study great business leaders, ours was built by one. At the Jack Welch Management Institute, students have a unique opportunity...

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Why study at Jack Welch Management Institute

Study with Top CEOs

To be the best, you have to learn from the best. JWMI’s courses feature exclusive video keynotes from Jack Welch and over three dozen C-suite executives from the world’s best companies including Berkshire Hathaway, Netflix, Medtronic, Walgreen’s, Boeing, McDonald’s and many other global organizations. Our Experts of Practice lecture series allow students to learn proven leadership lessons and business practices and are exclusive to JWMI.

Learn on Monday. Apply on Tuesday.

Make an immediate impact on your career. Our program is driven by insights lifted from the front lines of business; our powerful online MBA courses are designed to make an immediate impact on your work. Ranked #1 in Satisfaction with the Ability to Apply What You Learn to Your Job, you’ll gain the fundamentals in key areas like operations, marketing, and finance. In addition, you’ll learn to recruit, hire, and motivate the best people, create winning strategies, increase productivity, build culture, and lead teams to top performance. Many students see fast results and a lucrative return on their investment from those applications. More than 2 out of 3 students receive a promotion or raise while in the program.

Maximum Flexibility

Accelerate your career without leaving your current job. Our flexible, interactive 100% online course format is ranked #2 in Flexibility and #1 in Satisfaction with the Asynchronous Learning Experience from Poets & Quants2. The curriculum was built to allow you to earn your degree on your schedule, no matter where you are in your life and career.

JWMI curriculum is built for working professionals like you; 99% of our student body is actively employed while in the program. Our curriculum is designed for mobile and tablet devices, allowing you to complete your courses anywhere. There are no set lecture times. Log in and complete your work up to three weeks in advance to accommodate business travel and family commitments.

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Jack Welch Management Institute

2303 Dulles Station Blvd
20171 Herndon Virginia
United States of America (USA)

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