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People Management Certificate

5- and 10-week blocks
Learn and network in-person
per credit hour
10% partner discount

Why should I get this certificate?

Management is a discipline, not just a title

Nearly 30% of employees believe their manager lacks team-building skills (The Predictive Index).

Gain the skills you need to boost employee performance, foster collaboration, and add value to your organization in a dynamic business environment.

Upskill your capabilities

  • Certificates are the fastest-growing form of post-secondary credentials in the U.S. (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
  • 42% of certificate students gained more responsibilities, earned a promotion, or changed careers while pursing the credential (Harvard Extension School)
  • The number of people with a post-baccalaureate certificate has increased over 50% since 2005 (Forbes)

What are the required courses?

Graduate certificates require 12-13 credit hours and can be applied toward an MM. This certificate requires the courses below.

This course offers an introduction to Human Resources Management and discusses how it fits into the workplace. The course presents theories and issues in the Human Resources field, and it defines the Human Resources practitioner as a change agent. It presents the core competencies of Human Resources professionals including recruitment, selection, and placement; job classifications and wage and benefits; employee relations, supervision, counseling, discipline, and employment law.

This course examines the ways organizations can be managed more effectively to drive performance. Studying theories and frameworks students will learn how individuals and groups interact within the workplace while comparing how leadership decisions including structure, culture and work assignments affect individual behavior. Understanding how to increase employee motivation and team performance helps managers achieve organizational strategies.

This course provides students with an enhanced understanding of managing people and effective teams in organizations. There is increased reliance upon teams and team-based projects focusing on innovation and performance in organizations. This course offers students an opportunity to gain greater knowledge in managing, creating and sustaining high-performing employees and teams.

This course examines the professional and ethical challenges that an inexperienced business professional can face. The course will help the students develop the professional skills and ethical frameworks necessary to successfully and ethically meet those challenges. Students will also discuss how legal, societal, and corporate pressures influence decision making.

What are the next steps?

Mount Mercy offers competitive tuition and additional benefits for employees of our partner organizations.

Whether you're pursuing a degree or a certificate, our 10% tuition discount for corporate partners' employees will help you advance your education and career goals—while keeping the cost manageable.

Learn more about:

  • Tuition reimbursement from employers
  • 10% tuition discount for employees of partner organizations

We make it easy by accepting applications year-round! No deadline, no fee, no pressure.

  1. Complete your application.

  2. Request official transcripts from all schools previously attended. Mail to:

    Graduate Programs
    Mount Mercy University
    1330 Elmhurst Drive NE
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797

  3. Some programs require letters of recommendation and other materials. Please see program-specific requirements on our Admissions page.