TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- How a company's workforce is managed and developed plays a key role in whether a company survives and thrives. Individuals learn to leverage this connection between human resources and company success with the new 100% online Master Certificate in Strategic Human Resource Management from regionally accredited Michigan State University (MSU), ranked a Tier 1 Best National University by U.S. News & World Report.
Four eight-week online courses reveal how managers, HR professionals and those who aspire to such roles can impact their company's intellectual capital and create competitive advantages through human resources. Professionals learn to attract and retain top talent, implement key compensation techniques, design meaningful reward systems and succession plans, manage HR compliance and regulatory issues, and use performance metrics to pinpoint challenges, opportunities and HR training needs.
"Individuals who manage employees are increasingly expected to drive business value through human resources," said Stefanie Lenway, Ph.D., The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean of MSU's Broad College of Business. "We're proud to help them do it by adding this new master certificate to our strategic leadership and management executive development programs."
Through video-based lectures that can be watched online or downloaded to mobile devices and multimedia technology powered by University Alliance, the Broad College's master's-level faculty provide valuable insight and instruction. And because this human resource certificate is provided by MSU's Broad College of Business – ranked #2 for human resource management by Financial Times, 2012, and one of the nation's top 20 business schools by both Bloomberg Businessweek and Forbes – students can be assured they're adding a respected credential to their resume.
Certificate courses include Human Resource Management, Compensation and Reward Management, Workforce Management and Development, and one elective to match professional goals. Participants will also benefit from two career-enhancing bonuses. The first is a respected online assessment and resource tool, StrengthsFinder, that helps them realize how strengths impact work performance, career planning, team building and effective interviewing. The second is an exclusive series of Let's Talk Sessions, featuring interviews with human resource experts from today's top businesses, including Fortune 500 companies.
For more information or to enroll in MSU's online certificate programs, please call 800-605-5383 or visit www.michiganstateuniversityonline.com. Open enrollment begins November 1, 2012 with classes starting January 1, 2013.
About Michigan State University
Michigan State University has been working to advance the common good in uncommon ways for more than 150 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU focuses its vast resources on creating solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges, while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.
About University Alliance
The University Alliance (UA) facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation's leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA's technology and support services, its university partners have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments – making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country.
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