Human Resources for Professionals

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Professional Human Resource Management: For experienced HR professionals looking to earn SHRM-CP® and SHRM-SCP® certification or to advance in their organization

Essentials of Human Resource Management: For entry level HR professionals or those looking to make the switch into the exciting and growing field of HR 


Professional Human Resource Management
Who Should Take this Course?

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

Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification: SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®). 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
Who Should Take this Course?

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

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.


  • Enhance your resume. Professional education classes enable you to add new skills, expertise, or credentials to your resume, and make you even more valuable to your employer. They can also provide career-changers a solid foundation of knowledge to successfully transition into a new industry.
  • Expand your professional network! Communicating and building relationships with your classmates and instructors can open new doors in your career.
  • Learn from experienced industry experts. All programs are taught by instructors who have worked or currently work in the field, and who are able to share with you practical applications and real world examples of topics in the course.