Human Resources Management

Graduate Certificate

It’s more important than ever for organizations, both big and small, to maintain positive and effective work environments. Our programs prepare you to take on the responsibility of ensuring everyone is treated fairly and equitably; topics include employee management, labor relations, and employment law.

At a Glance

How many courses?

Four courses—all required.

How much will it cost?

$13,488 based on completing all courses during the 2024–2025 Academic Year.

Flexible scheduling

Fully online certificate


ADGR 8053Employment and Labor Law
ADGR 8055Human Resource Development
ADGR 8030Talent Management
ADGR 8090Workforce Planning
"I have found the Certificate program to be very beneficial and have enjoyed getting to know my professors and other students in the program. Everyone at BC has been extremely friendly and helpful. The content in the courses has already helped me in my current job, so I am confident that I will complete the program feeling as though it was a great decision that will help further my career."
Kara Kiely, Certificate in Human Resources Management, '18 - Human Resources Coordination, Glouston Capital Partners



Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

Please note that non-US citizens are not able to receive a valid student visa for enrollment in a certificate program.  If you need a student visa to study in the US, please select an eligible masters degree.


Regular Decision
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Online Application

Start Your Application

While online submission is preferred, if you need to mail materials, please send to:

Boston College
Woods College of Advancing Studies Admissions Office
St. Mary's Hall South
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Academic transcripts

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university (minimum GPA 3.0)

Applicants whose undergraduate GPA falls below 3.0 will be considered for admission. Applications will be considered in light of other factors, including letters of reference and personal statement.  

Personal Statement

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In 500-750 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.

Application Fee

Application fee: There is no application fee.



Letter of Recommendation

Submitted with application.

Please note: Letters of recommendations should be provided by Professional or Academic recommenders.

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