Human Resources Studies


Earn the New Standard in HR Certification.

Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CPSM) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCPSM). Expand and test your knowledge and practical, real-life competencies in areas critical for HR career success.

This intensive program combines expert instruction with  the SHRM Learning System® for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP, so you will learn faster, retain more knowledge and stay on track for success on the exam.

For over 20 years, Villanova University has met the needs of HR professionals in various stages of their careers and developed the region's premier center of excellence for Human Resource study and certification.

Essentials of Human Resource Management

  • Entry level HR practitioners
  • Small business owners responsible for the HR function
  • Professionals looking into HR as a career change

Professional Human Resource Management

  • Experienced professionals in all areas of HR, including recruitment, talent management, benefits and more
  • Professionals interesed in career development and growth
  • Individuals preparing for SHRM-CP™ and SHRM-SCP™ certification 

Kimberly Fletcher - Human Resource Management

Nationwide Recognition

Villanova University has been recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), receiving a top ranking among nearly 300 colleges and universities nationwide for its Certificate Program in Human Resource Management, utilizing the SHRM® Learning System.



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SHRM Philadelphia Town Hall @ VU

SHRM President at Villanova
SHRM President and CEO, Hank Jackson, is pictured speaking at Villanova University in October, 2014 at the SHRM Town Hall held on campus!