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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 [Archived Catalog]

Accelerated Graduate Pathway: Human Resources

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Accelerated Graduate Pathway code: NDAG06

College of Business
Copeland Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Phone:  740.593.2000

Kim Jordan, Certificate Director

Program Overview

Exceptionally qualified and prepared students who are seeking to expand their human resources knowledge and skills beyond the undergraduate coursework required for completion of the Human Resource Management Certificate (CTHRMU)  will be afforded an opportunity through the Accelerated Graduate Pathway (AGP) to complete the graduate version of the Human Resources certificate (NDAG06) with their bachelor’s degree.

Admissions Information

Students will be eligible to apply when they have earned or are in-process of completing 75 credit hours; students will be eligible to enroll in courses when they have earned or are in-process of completing 90 credit hours.

Application is limited to CTHRMU students because they have already demonstrated a commitment to human resources careers by advancing through a rigorous application and interview process which seeks to identify those best positioned for professional success. Other prerequisite application criteria are thus designed to further identify the very best of these students with career goals that closely match the learning outcomes of the graduate certificate program. Along with an application, resume, and interview, acceptance in the AGP will thus be restricted to only those exceptional students who are academically prepared and in sync with the goals of this unique AGP.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

This certificate will prepare students to become a key contributor in the strategic planning and management of human capital within their respective organizations. Students who successfully complete this certificate will be more able to lead people at the next level. Graduates may be able to enter the Human Resources field, expand their network, or move to a higher or more strategic position within Human Resources. This may provide additional and improved career opportunties such as changing roles due to an increase in knowledge and managerial skills. Students who complete this certificate may advance toward graduate programs in business, management, marketing, and/or sales.


The following courses may be completed prior to earning the bachelor’s degree:

  • MGT 5030: Employee Relations, Ethics, & Legal Aspects of HRM (3 hours)
  • MGT 5031: Talent Acquisition and Strategic Management (3 hours)
  • MGT 5032: Performance Management & Total Rewards (3 hours)

Note: Each of the MGT courses listed above is offered online in 7-week terms and those terms are not fully aligned with a typical undergraduate semester.

The hours earned in the graduate courses may count toward the total hours needed for the bachelor’s degree. These courses may not fulfill undergraduate degree requirements other than for total hours required for graduation.

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