Human capital is the main source of competitive advantage in business. Organizations need to know how to develop and reward workers. In order to develop and compensate workers well, HR professionals must know how to measure workers' contributions. These tasks have become highly specialized. This certificate is designed to teach the latest in how to measure, develop, and reward human capital in organizations.

  • Empower your workforce by developing and inspiring people.
  • Learn from HR professionals with some of the Bay Area's leading companies.
  • Credits apply towards a Master’s in HR Management or an MBA.
  • No GMAT or GRE required.

What You'll Learn

How to plan and implement a Total Compensation system.

The latest technology to measure employee performance.

Strategies to develop your workforce and boost productivity by keeping employee skills up-to-date.


Works with data used to track and describe workers in organizations and how to manipulate it using various technologies. Students will learn about Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), learning management systems (LMS), workforce analytics, analyzing work and jobs. Presents various approaches and ways to manage employee performance. Students will learn different purposes of performance management systems and how to match them to organizational goals. Additionally, students will work with multiple methods for measuring performance, and the data necessary to do so.

Compensation is disaggregated to pay and benefits. Students will learn how to set up a pay structure, design a compensation system, establish merit pay programs, and how to choose among and provide employee benefits. Focus on challenges in compensating executives, flexible workers and expatriates.

Teaches students to link learning to organizational needs, how to assess the need for learning and selecting the appropriate system for delivering and managing learning. Students will learn how to create and execute learning strategies and programs, evaluate development needs for employees and design and deliver trainings.

Step up to a Master's Degree

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Course Delivery

  • 100% Online: No in-person classroom presence is required.

Tuition & Fees

  • Special tuition rate per unit: $700
    (terms & conditions)
  • Technology fee: $85 / term
  • Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum education: Bachelor's degree
  • Prerequisite courses: None
  • Student status: May not be currently enrolled in a GGU degree or certificate program and may not have been enrolled in a GGU graduate degree or certificate program during the previous 12 month period.
  • Residency: F or J Visa holders are not eligible.


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