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Human Capital Leadership

Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in Human Capital Leadership examines the processes, strategies, and practices used by companies and managers to effectively and efficiently leverage their human capital. This online certificate teaches you to evaluate critical information in order to make complex decisions and to implement new initiatives in a changing work environment. This online certificate is intended for graduate students who wish to further their knowledge in human capital leadership without committing to a degree program.

Program Courses

The curriculum for this online graduate certificate is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:

  • Policies and strategies for creating an effective workforce
  • Workforce planning, staffing, and retention
  • Organizational crisis management and communication
  • Leadership skills to guide individual employees and teams
  • Ethical workplace conflicts in the workplace
  • Resolving dilemmas and unproductive behavior

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Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Evaluate human resource policies and practices that impact the hiring, development and retention of human capital within an organization.
  • Create a shared vision and departmental objectives to empower direct reports and encourage collaboration among units to support the mission of the organization.
  • Design a case study that addresses how an organization should respond to a crisis.
  • Summarize the role of a leader in ensuring that direct reports have the opportunity to work in an ethical, safe and transparent environment.

Degree at a Glance

Admission Requirements

Please be prepared to submit a legible copy of your valid government-issued photo ID (civilian students) or government issued JST or CCAF transcript (military students) upon request.

An AMU admissions representative will contact you with further details about how to submit the required documentation after you complete the enrollment application.

Need help?

Selecting the right program to meet your educational goals is a key step in ensuring a successful outcome. If you are unsure of which program to choose, or need more information, please contact an AMU admissions representative at 877-777-9081 or info@apus.edu.


Graduate Tuition Rates 

Per credit hour: $350 | $325 with military grant*

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*To help minimize out-of-pocket costs, AMU offers a tuition grant for U.S. active-duty servicemembers, Guard, Reserve, military spouses and dependents, and veterans. See all military-affiliated student benefits.

Paying for School

Because our university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (the same as the Ohio State University, Univ. of Chicago, and U.S. Air Force Academy, to name a few), we can accept the following forms of financial aid and payments:

Ways to Save

Transfer Credits 

Accelerate your degree completion by taking full advantage of our transfer credit options, including credit for your previous college courses, military service schools, American Council on Education (ACE) and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests, and prior learning experiences.  

Employer Contributions

AMU has educational partnerships with many employers and associations. Be sure to accurately enter your employer information when you complete our admissions application. Your employer might also offer a tuition reimbursement plan as one of your benefits.