Create motivated workforces.

Talent management involves attracting and retaining high-quality employees, developing their skills, monitoring their performance and identifying advancement opportunities throughout their employee life cycle. Talent managers are tasked with locating professionals with specific skillsets, training and onboarding, and talent retention. Talent management professionals understand the value of their people and develop strategies to keep employees motivated and engaged.

Employed in nearly every industry, talent managers are needed to ensure that firms are attracting and retaining the most effective talent in order to help companies, organizations, governments and nonprofits succeed. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of human resources managers is projected to grow seven percent from 2018 to 2028.

The Graduate Certificate in Talent Management

The Graduate Certificate in Talent Management is a 12-credit-hour program that can be completed in as little as two semesters (taking 6 credit hours per semester) or up to four semesters (taking 3 credit hours per semester). It’s designed for professionals currently working in Human Resources or those who plan to take on an HR role. Those interested in enhancing their HR competencies to meet current workplace challenges will find the program prepares them well to advance in their careers.

Throughout the program, students will develop a strong understanding of successful strategies for recruiting, selecting and retaining employees, and will examine topics such as performance appraisal, training, development, compensation, legal issues and labor relations. They will learn to use the knowledge they attain to function more effectively as a manager and as an employee. Having developed a deeper appreciation of the complexity of human resources management issues in contemporary organizations, those who complete this program will be well positioned to advance into a talent management or similar leadership role.

Choose Any Four of the Following Required Courses:

MGMT 5621: Managing Human Resources

MGMT 5624: Training and Development

MGMT 5625: Talent Acquisition and Management

MGMT 5627:
Employment Law

MGMT 5628:
Authentic Leadership

Career Opportunities

Recruiter Retention Manager
Staffing Manager
Employee Development Manager
Leadership Development Manager
Organizational Development Manager
Benefits Manager
Compensation Manager
HR Consultant
Manager of Labor Relations
Performance Management
OSHA Manager
Safety Officer

Serious Education. Serious Value.

The Graduate Certificate in Talent Management at UMSL is earned through our internationally recognized College of Business Administration, ranked among the top two percent of business schools in the world thanks to dual AACSB accreditation in business and accounting.

Our innovative certificate programs are designed to provide specialized knowledge, skills and training in a flexible format, and in a short amount of time. Completing a certificate program can help set you apart, sharpen your competitive edge, boost your earning power and ability to advance in your profession.

You’ll learn from highly qualified educators and researchers who hold terminal degrees from some of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions. They’re not only academics, but business practitioners and active consultants who bridge the classroom with the real world.

The University of Missouri–St. Louis provides the knowledge, resources, tools, skills and support students need to be successful in our programs. Designed to accommodate busy adults, the flexibility of this program enables students to boost their credentials while balancing work, family and school life. UMSL is committed to increasing access to higher education, and as such, is consistently ranked number one in affordability in the St. Louis region.

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