This graduate certificate program is designed for those working in school districts, non-profit organizations, and small businesses who are striving to improve their Human Resources Management expertise. The 5 courses in this program will help develop pragmatic competencies and the theoretical basis of human resources management while providing opportunities for students to apply knowledge in their own unique settings.


  • Complete as a standalone certificate program
  • Complete as part of one of our master’s programs

What will you study?

    • Human resource management activities across a variety of professional contexts
    • Competencies to develop, support, and improve organizational effectiveness
    • Designing and supporting staff training, development and appraisal
    • Relevant labor laws and labor negotiations issues and practices
    • Benefits, compensation & enhancement of the work environment and their connection to successful employee retention strategies

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This program requires the following 5 courses

The objective of this course is to provide the student with a fundamental background in all the functional areas of human resources such as recruiting, selecting, training, developing, and evaluating personnel. Human resource management teaches theories and practices related to hiring processes, administrative services, performance management, staff administration, and employee performance appraisal to students to learn how to motivate and enhance employees’ contributions to maximize the productivity of an organization. Various current topics in human resources will be discussed such as reverse discrimination, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, managerial obsolescence, labor law, collective bargaining, Artificial Intelligence as well as international human resource management.

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Division of Graduate & Continuing Education
University of Maine at Farmington
Theo Kalikow Education Center
186 High Street
Farmington, Maine 04938
tel 207-778-7502
fax 207-778-8134
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Mailing address:
Division of Graduate & Continuing Education
University of Maine at Farmington
111 South Street
Farmington, Maine 04938